About us

About us

RATUM Law Group was founded in 2004 and specializes in providing legal services in the agricultural sector.

The rapidly developing agricultural market requires civilized relations and big investments. We work with Russian companies as well as international partners and thus facilitate the development of the Russian agricultural business by making it more stable and attractive.

Key Focus areas:

  • Agricultural sector
  • Foreign investments in the Russian agriculture
  • Small and medium business
  • Property
  • Food and processing industry
  • Consumer products manufacturing
  • Commerce

Practices:

  • Legal Due Diligence of agricultural companies and agrarian assets
  • GR-management
  • Administrative and legal protection of business
  • Intellectual property
  • Corporate and tax practices
  • Real estate
  • Court and arbitrage
  • Customs law and foreign economic activity
  • Labour and migration laws
  • Legal support of investment projects in Russia

Location of our clients:

  • Germany
    • Great Britain
    • Turkey
    • Finland
    • Sweden
    • Belarus
    • Kazakhstan
    • Ukraine
    • Regions of the Russian Federation:
  •   Kursk region
  •   Belgorod region
  •   Bryansk region
  •   Voronezh region
  •   Kaluga region
  •   Kirov region
  •   Krasnodar territory
  •   Lipetsk region
  •   Novosibirsk region
  •   Orel region
  •   Orenburg region
  •   Penza region
  •   Rostov region
  •   Samara region
  •   Stavropol territory
  •   Tambov region
  •   Tula region

The most important projects:

  • transaction support for “EkoNiva” Russian-German Company, www.ekoniva.com, to acquire rights to agricultural lands in Kursk, Voronezh, Kaluga, Orenburg, Novosibirsk regions, more than 100,000 ha;
  • transaction support for “AGRO-Invest” Managing Company, www.agroinvest.com, to acquire rights to agricultural lands in Kursk region, more than 100,000 ha;
  • investment activity support of “Agrocultura”’s Company, www.alpcotagro.com, in Kursk region, more than 80`000 ha;
  • investment activity support of the Finnish company «Myllyn Paras», www.myllynparas.fn, in Kursk region;
  • legal protection of plant breeders` rights (Saaten Union) – royalties (license fees) recovered through the courts to the benefit of plant breeders;
  • controversies with customs and tax authorities when forming the charter capital of companies with foreign investments, VAT compensation during export/import transactions, customs clearance;
  • litigations concerned with specific activity issues of agrarian companies: loss compensation when supplying the breeding cattle, grain storage and processing, harvest failure, etc.

RATUM is a member of the Association of Russian Lawyers, the Corporate Secretaries’ Club of the Russian Institute of Directors, Kursk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kursk regional office of the All-Russian Public Organization of Small and Medium Business “OPORA ROSSII” and the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce.

Our reliability is certified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. RATUM is one of 300 companies listed in the Register of Russian enterprises, which financial and economical status describes them as a reliable partner for business within the country and abroad.

Our awards:

  • in 2006 RATUM became an award winner of the “Golden Mercury-2005” National Award at the regional level in the nomination of “The Best Small Enterprise Providing Legal Services”;
  • in 2007 RATUM became a prize winner of the “Golden Mercury-2006” National Award at the regional level in the nomination of “The Best Small Enterprise Providing Legal Services”;
  • in 2009 RATUM became a prize winner of the regional contest “Top Company of Small and Medium Business in Kursk region – 2008” in the nomination of “Audit. Law Practice. Teaching”, organized by the Administration of Kursk region ;
  • in 2010 RATUM became an award winner of the 10th Interregional Wholesale and Retail Fair “Kurskaya Korennaya Yarmarka”;
  • in 2010 according to “PRAVO.RU-300 rating results” RATUM has the 4th rating position in the list of the “Best Regional Law Firms” operating in Russia and is one of the Top-100 “Best Law Firms” in Russia;
  • in2011  according to “PRAVO.ru rating results” RATUM is in the list of the TOP-50 “Regional Law Firms” in Russia;
  • in 2014 according to “Chambers Europe 2014” rating results RATUM is in the list of the Top European Law Firms.
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