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Anastasia Konstantinova

Anastasia Konstantinova is a counsel in our Dispute Resolution practice, Head of Sanctions Practice.


She specialises on sanctions compliance and litigation issues.


Anastasia is also experienced in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, conducting due diligence of Russian companies in the oil and gas, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors, as well as participating in internal investigations.



Background


Anastasia has joined RGD from Akin, Gump, Strauss Hauer & Feld, where she has worked her entire legal career having qualified as a lawyer in 2012.


Expertise


Primary Practice Focus
: Dispute Resolution, International Litigation, Investigations


Secondary Practice Focus: Corporate Finance


Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Telecom & Media, Retail & Real Estate, Pharmaceutical Companies and Healthcare Industry


Languages: Russian, English


Landmark engagement experience



DISPUTE RESOLUTION


  • Advising a number of major Russian companies operating in the oil production, refining and coal sectors, as well as in the development and construction industries, on sanctions compliance issues

  • Representing PJSC Tatneft in US$380 million English litigation proceedings and a freezing injunction application in the High Court against four Ukrainian oligarchs – Messrs. Igor Kolomoysky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Pavel Ovcharenko and Alexander Yaroslavsky – in relation to huge and complex alleged cross-border fraudulent activities

  • Carried out an anti-money laundering investigation involving a Russian retail energy sales holding and Hungarian oil and gas contractors

CORPORATE


  • Advising DiDi, an innovative taxi-hailing service expanding on the Russian market, to ensure its compliance with the Russian antitrust legislation

  • Advising Garsdale on a US$1.78 billion sale of Yota, a leading Russian 4G operator, to MegaFon, a leading Russian mobile operator

  • Advising Russia's largest private business group on the consolidation of its shareholding in logistics and storage business, Multinational Logistics Partnership (MLP), one of Russia and Ukraine’s largest and most successful logistics operators and on the subsequent sale of 100% of its shares

  • Advising AF Telecom in relation to MegaFon’s $8.5 billion shareholder restructuring, which resulted in AF Telecom becoming a majority shareholder of MegaFon

  • Advising clients in formation of non-state pension funds investment strategies

  • Representing clients in competition clearance for the acquisitions of Russian companies


Education


  • DL, Russian Foreign Trade Academy, 2012

Qualification


  • Advocate, 2021

  • Russia, 2012


Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers 2021-2022 - recognized among the top Arbitration&Mediation lawyers in Russia

  • The Legal 500 "Arbitration Powerlist: CIS and Caucasus" - recommended among the leading arbitration experts of the region in 2020

  • Pravo.ru-300 - recommended lawyers in International Litigation

International Experience
Publications and public speaking
September 16, 2021
Language English
GIR Connect: Moscow 2021. The first Global Investigations Review conference in Russia, supported by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners. Ilya Rybalkin - co-head and moderator of session 1 - "Russia at the crossroads for internal and external investigations". Nato Tskhakaya - co-moderator of session 2 - "Panel discussion with in-house counsel". Anastasia Konstantinova - co-moderator of session 3 - "Operating in Russia – advice for international businesses going forward".
Ilya Rybalkin | Nato Tskhakaya | Anastasia Konstantinova
March 17, 2021
Language Русский
International Trade Legal Day. Conference by ICC Russian National Committee of The International Chamber of Commerce – the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) supported by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners. Chairman of the Conference: Dmitry Dyakin.
Dmitry Dyakin | Dmitry Kaysin | Vladimir Pestrikov | Anastasia Konstantinova
October 5, 2020
Language English
The International Comparative Legal Guide - Sanctions 2021: Russia Read
Oleg Isaev | Anastasia Konstantinova
April 18, 2019
Language Русский
“Resolution of complex commercial disputes involving a Russian element abroad”. Seminar held by Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners.
Anastasia Konstantinova | Ivan Meleshenko | Yan Kalish
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