February 6, 2020
RGP represents AEON Corporation in connection with the sale of securities of Petropavlovsk PLC companies
RGP represented AEON Corporation in a transaction related to the sale of ordinary shares and Eurobonds convertible into ordinary shares by Petropavlovsk PLC to Joint Stock Company “Yuzhuralzoloto Group of Companies” (JSC YGC), one of the largest gold mining companies in Russia by production volume and reserves.

In its turn, the Petropavlovsk group of companies is one of the largest Russian mining companies dating back to 1994. In 2002, Petropavlovsk PLC became the first Russian gold mining company that has placed its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2019, RGP represented AEON Corporation with respect to the acquisition of Fincraft Holdings Limited, the largest shareholder in Petropavlovsk PLC.

Suren Gortsunyan, partner, led the RGP team on this transaction, and Associate Marina Abazyan worked on the matter. In addition to RGP, AEON Corporation was advised in this transaction by Macfarlanes (Robert Boyle, Tim Redman and Dmitry Morgan).

Inna Slivinskaya, Vice President of AEON Corporation, commented: “RGP and their partners in other jurisdictions have worked on this transaction as a seamless international practice and did an excellent job of dealing with every aspect of this project.”

“We are delighted to continue the relations with important client who entrusts us their priority transactions in one of the most important mining sectors — now also on the sell side,” commented Suren Gortsunyan, the head of RGP’s corporate practice and the managing partner of RGP.

The transaction was already reported by media – Vedomosti, Kommersant, Interfax, RBC.


Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners (RGP) is an independent law firm established in 2018 in Russia, supporting clients from all over the world in their business dealings involving Russia and CIS countries. In addition, our firm offers unparalleled expertise in foreign legal matters to Russian companies with significant international presence.

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Our lawyers have worked on the largest corporate deals, investigations and disputes in the history of modern Russia and represented clients in 175 jurisdictions worldwide.

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