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Corporate & M&A

Corporate & M&A

Our team offers a full service corporate practice, advising on the negotiation and completion of a wide range of corporate-related transactions throughout Russia.

We act for clients working across nearly all industry sectors, such as financial institutions, energy, mining and commodities, transport, technology and healthcare.

We have specialist experience of advising clients on Russian and multi-jurisdictional projects and have developed particular strengths in the following areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise our clients on all aspects of merger and acquisition transactions. We assist in structuring corporate transactions, preparing due diligence reports, drafting and negotiating transactional and various security documents. We assist in related anti-trust, foreign investment restrictions and other regulatory issues.

Anti-trust and foreign investments in strategic industries

Russian laws provide for cases when an acquisition of a particular Russian enterprise may require prior approval from the Russian regulatory authority. In addition, Russian law on foreign investments in strategic industries allows a foreign investor to establish control over a Russian enterprise conducting activities in a sector deemed as strategic only after preliminary approval has been obtained. We provide legal advice to investors on whether the acquisition of a stake in a Russian company would trigger the requirement to obtain a regulatory consent.

Establishment of presence in Russia and Day-to-Day Operations

We provide advice to our Russian and international clients on setting up and registration of companies, representative offices and branches in Russia.

We offer expertise on various day-to-day operations of companies including shareholders' meetings, preparation and registration of corporate documents.

Due Diligence of Russian Legal Entities

We have expertise and experience in legal due diligence of various Russian legal entities; whether we are providing assistance to a seller in planning a due diligence process or assisting a buyer with examining legal aspects of a particular business.

Corporate Governance

It is widely proven that a properly communicated improvement in corporate governance raises the investment appeal of a company and, thus, creates shareholder value through share price appreciation.

We work with companies to provide assurance that their legal risk management strategies are effective. In this respect, we provide the following services:

Corporate Client

Private Client