Daniil Ivanov

Daniil Ivanov is a counsel with RGD’s corporate practice. Daniil’s practice focuses on area of mergers and acquisitions, asset deals, corporate restructurings, financing transactions and various antitrust issues, including receiving of state approvals of economic concentration transactions. Daniil also has an experience of participation in a dispute resolution projects.

Daniil is also an author of a number of publications concerning issues of private and antitrust law.


Daniil is a member of the Association of Antitrust Experts.

Prior to joining RGD, Daniil worked at a major Russian law firm, as well as at the Moscow office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.


Primary Practice Focus: Corporate, Antitrust and Competition

Secondary Practice Focus: Corporate Finance, Private Equity

Languages: English, French, Russian

Landmark engagement experience

  • Advising Yandex on acquisition of Delivery Club from VK and the sale of Zen and News to VK

  • Advising the purchaser on a number of issues in connection with the acquisition of shares in, and the receivables from, the EUROCEMENT Group, as well as in connection with various matters of financing of transaction worth over $2 billion

  • Advising LLC NPO Altair, a member of AEON Corporation on the acquisition of Fincraft Holdings Limited, the largest shareholder in Petropavlovsk PLC

  • Representing the shareholders of the educational platform in connection with the sale of a strategic stake to Mail.Ru Group and a consortium of investors formed by RDIF and RCIF

  • Advising a major international fast-food chain in connection with the provision of financing to its Russian subsidiary and debt restructuring

  • Structuring corporate governance in companies of Transmashholding group following a merger with Locotekh group, including work on the charter and other internal documents of the companies.

  • Advising of confidential client on sale of real estate complex and stake in a joint venture in Saint Petersburg. The transaction had a mixed structure: some assets have been sold directly to the buyer, while another part was transferred by way of sale of securities.

  • Advising of confidential client on sale of two residential buildings and related assets in the historical center of Moscow.

  • Advising of the major Russian bank on sale of hotel complex in Cape Verde.

  • Advising Russian and foreign sovereign investment funds in their joint acquisition of a stake in a major Russian fitness club network.

  • Representing a foreign sovereign investment fund in connection with the acquisition of a significant stake in the largest Russian oil company, including obtaining all required governmental approvals.

  • Representing a major Russian bank in the acquisition of a prestige mall in Moscow structured as a share deal.

  • Representing a confidential Russian client in the acquisition of an important business center in Moscow structured as a share deal

Antitrust and competition

  • Representing a number of Russian and foreign clients in connection with obtainance of governmental approvals, required under Russian antitrust and strategic investments legislation

  • Preparation and submission to FAS of Russia complaints against acts of unfair competition

  • Preparation and submission to FAS of Russia complaints against violations omitted in course of biddings

  • Participation in challenging of acts of FAS of Russia in state courts

Dispute resolution

  • Representing a major international industrial company as a claimant in London Court of International Arbitration in dispute concerning sale of its’ Russian business. The dispute resulted by full acceptance of the claim by the defendant

  • Representing a major Russian bank as a major shareholder in a corporate dispute with a minority shareholder of the major woodworking plant


  • LLM (with distinction), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2023

  • LLM (with honours), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2019

  • LLB (with honours), Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2017


  • Advocate, 2021

  • Russia, 2017

Recognitions & Awards

  • – recommended lawyers in Corporate Law/M&A (High Market)

"Pravo-300" Ranking
International Experience
Publications and public speaking
November 27, 2020
Language Русский | English
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