September 29, 2023
Two deals supported by RGD lawyers included in Top Deals of the Year list by Kommersant

 On September 29, 2023, Kommersant supplement Legal Business published Top Deals of the Year, a list ranking major M&A deals involving Russian investors arranged between February 2022 and September 2023. The list included two deals supported by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin and Partners (RGD).


According to the Kommersant newspaper, number one on the list was acquisition of Delivery Club from VK by Yandex, which at the same time sold its Dzen and News services to VK. The RGD team provided legal support to Yandex at all stages of the deal and conducted due diligence of the asset being acquired. The deal was of strategic importance to both parties.


Also on the list was the deal to sell a 100 percent stake in Orica CIS to Evoblast. The RGD team provided full legal support during the deal in all aspects of corporate law and regulatory compliance, as well as in submitting the necessary applications to 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.


The editors selected M&A deals that most clearly reflected the key trends in capital flows between February 2022 and September 2023. Based on data provided by the law firms and information from open sources, the study included both domestic transactions, in which the asset remained in Russia, and deals closed by Russian investors abroad.


The full version of the material in Russian can be found on Kommersant’s website.


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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