June 26, 2024
RGD Recognized for Best M&A Deal of the Year

On June 25, St. Petersburg hosted the XIV Russian M&A Congress: White Nights 2024, which was organized by PREQVECA and Cbonds Congress. The event included an award ceremony to celebrate the best M&A deals in a range of industries, including the food, agriculture, chemicals, metals, IT, mechanical engineering, finance, and retail sectors.

The Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD) law firm advised on the deal that won in the chemicals category. Renowned for comprehensive support and expertise, the RGD team played a pivotal role in the transaction, which involved the sale of a 100% stake in Orica CIS (a subsidiary of the world's leading explosives manufacturer) to Russian legal entity Evoblast. The deal was led by Nato Tskhakaya, Partner at Regulatory Practice, Oleg Isaev, Partner at Corporate Practice, Daniil Ivanov, Counsel at Corporate Practice, and Anton Sheronov, Senior Associate at Regulatory Practice.

The team showed great expertise in all aspects of corporate law and regulatory compliance, as well as provided expert assistance in obtaining authorisation from the relevant subcommittee of the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment. The deal helped preserve hundreds of jobs and advanced drilling and blasting technologies in Russia.

"This was a landmark deal for our firm and the chemicals sector itself. We are proud that we were able to contribute to preserving important technologies and a large number of jobs in Russia, thus helping to ensure a stable future for the industry," said Nato Tskhakaya, Partner and Head of Regulatory Practice.


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD), a leading law firm established in 2018, which combines a premier dispute resolution practice and a high-end corporate practice dedicated to complex projects and transactions.

From our offices in Moscow, Yerevan, Tashkent, Belgrade, Dubai, and Ras Al Khaimah we support clients from all over the world in their business dealings in our key practice areas involving Russia and CIS countries. In addition, our firm offers unparalleled expertise in foreign legal matters to Russian companies with significant international presence.

We are a cohesive team of seasoned professionals with a background in leading international law firms.


Our lawyers have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented Russian companies in over 170 jurisdictions worldwide.

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