Mergers & Acquisitions

Our team members have advised on a substantial number of complex mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. The team is also fluent in public M&A transactions, with several members having advised the committees of independent directors of Russian public companies and overseas public holding companies for Russian assets on several public M&A transactions. Our team has acted for Russian parties and international parties to, broadly speaking, all types of foreign investment structures common in the Russian market: overseas holding companies, Russian holding companies, in both public and private transactions space. The combined value of all transactions on which our team members have acted is estimated to be above US$80 billion.

Selected 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 HeadHunter in a deal to acquire a shareholding in YouDo platform

  • Advising Etalon Group, one of the Russia’s top 10 major developers, in connection with the acquisition of a 35% shareholding in QB Technology,  a UK-based innovative construction company and acquiring a set of IP rights in order to establish a similar hi-tech construction project in Russia

  • 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 PFC CSKA on the sale of more than 75% of shares to State Development Corporation VEB.RF for ca USD250m

  • Advising PJSC Tatneft on acquisition of shares in JSC Togliattisintez and a stake in the charter capital of SIBUR Togliatti LLC

  • Advising AEON Corporation on acquisition of a 48% stake in GeoProMining for US$126m

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

  • Advising major consortium on the amendment and restatement of the shareholders’ agreement for TNK-BP

  • Representing shareholders of an independent Russian oil company in a joint venture with a strategic investor

  • Advising a major international oil company in connection with the entry into a joint venture with a Russian state-owned oil company to conduct operations in the Arctic

  • Advising OGIP Ventures on the shareholders’ dispute and, finally, the shareholders’ agreement with BP

  • Advising the independent directors of IG Seismic Services in connection with the offer of one of its shareholders and related disclosure

  • Representing a Russian real estate developer in connection with the sale of a retail and office centre in St Petersburg to a strategic investor and the creation of a joint venture with that investor for these purposes

  • Advising the independent directors of Russia's largest mining and metallurgical company on the buyback of shares and various corporate transactions

  • Advising Mosnarbank in connection with the merger with Eurofinancebank