Rostislav Zmikhnovsky

Rostislav Zmikhnovsky is an associate at RGD’s corporate practice. Rostislav focuses on corporate matters and M&A transactions.


Before joining RGD, Rostislav served as an in-house legal counsel of major Russian state-owned and private companies.


Primary Practice Focus: Corporate and M&A

Industry Sectors: Media and telecoms, Retail, Industry, Energy and Natural Resources


Languages: Russian, English

Landmark engagement experience

  • Advising French investors on suspension and termination of operations in Russia and application aspects of Russian “special economic measures” (transactions, currency regulation, cross-border payments, etc.).

  • Advising a French investor on restructuring a group of companies and redomiciliation of headquarters from Cyprus to a Russian Special Administrative Region (“Russian offshore”).

  • Representing one of the largest French liquors producer in connection with obtaining consents from the Russian regulators for payment of dividends and disposal of an interest in the authorised capital of a Russian subsidiary.

  • Advising Russian offices of international aircraft building, aerospace industry, tobacco, natural resources, industry and retail companies and investment funds and family offices on compliance with Russian corporate laws.

  • Representing a major copper manufacturer in Kazakhstan in connection with asset restructuring in Russia.

  • Advising on transaction to sell shares in a Russian joint venture owning a controlling stake in a major media holding.

  • Conducting a due diligence of Russian telecom and fintech and retail companies.

  • Advising on corporate restructuring of major IT and telecom holdings.

  • Advising on a cross-border transaction to sell interest in a major Russian retail company.

  • Advising on a cross-border transaction to create a major e-commerce joint venture.

  • Advising on transactions to set up joint ventures with state-owned entities in the CIS countries.


  • LLM, Kutafin Moscow State Law University, 2018

  • LLB, Moscow State Regional University, 2016


  • Russia, 2016

International Experience
Rostislav Zmikhnovsky