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4 RUE CHARLES-BONNET, CASE POSTALE 399, 1211 GENÈVE 12, SWITZERLAND
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Work +41 22 839 63 00
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Geneva, London, Madrid, Zug, Zurich

Dmitry A Pentsov

Tel:
Work +41 22 839 63 00
Email:
Froriep

Work Department

Arbitration, M&A, Corporate / Commercial, Banking / Finance, Employment, Capital Markets / Private Equity.

Position

Dmitry’s specialisms include banking and finance, international arbitration (with a particular focus on Russia and other republics of the former USSR), corporate and commercial (especially international joint ventures and cross-border transactions governed by Swiss law) and international private client law (wealth transfer and structuring, including trusts, acquisition of aircraft and real estate and relocation to Switzerland).

Career

Dmitry has been an associate in Froriep's Geneva office since 2006. He has extensive legal experience in Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union. He has represented foreign investors in joint-venture projects with local companies (banking, oil, gas and other natural resources, transportation, real estate, telecoms), as well as domestic and foreign purchasers, sellers and brokers in connection with the purchase and sale of securities, custodial relationships, creation of investment funds and institutions, and brokerage contracts. Dmitry has worked as legal counsel for one of the largest Russian natural resource companies, as legal counsel for a major New York-based commodities trading company and as an associate at the Moscow office of a leading US law firm. Chambers Global (2014) ranked him as leader in the fields of Banking & Finance Russia and Switzerland.

Languages

Dmitry's working languages are Russian, English, French and Spanish.

Member

Dmitry is a member of the Geneva Bar Association, of the New York State Bar Association and the St Petersburg City Bar Association.

Education

Dmitry has a law degree from St Petersburg State University (1993), where he also gained a Candidate of Legal Sciences degree in 2000. In 1995 he obtained an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center (Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship, awarded by the United States Information Agency) and a Bachelor of Laws (2006) and Master of Laws (2008) from the University of Geneva. Dmitry is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York (2001), in the Russian Federation (St. Petersburg City Bar Association) (2001) and in Switzerland (2013). He has published two books and a substantial number of articles on various aspects of international arbitration, trusts, international financial markets and bankruptcy, commercial and international employment law.


Switzerland

Banking and finance: Geneva

Within: Banking and finance: Geneva

Froriep's practice is best known for its banking M&A, regulatory and international financing expertise. Jean-Luc Herbez assisted investment vehicle JFK Capital Alternative Sicav with obtaining a Swiss collective investment scheme licence from FINMA. Transaction partner JérÎme de Montmollin, Russian/CIS desk lead Dmitry Pentsov and investment product specialist Laetitia Meier Droz, who became a partner in January 2018, make up the core team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

'A reliable international partner', Froriep's 'pleasant team' serves as 'a one-stop shop' due to its 'flexible approach' and 'technical capability'. Private M&A and corporate transactions, especially up to mid-market value, are a particular focus of the department, alongside investment rounds for start-ups and the real estate sector. Catrina Luchsinger advised Palmarium Group and its Dutch subsidiary Vieo on the bond-issue acquisition of all shares in Lebara Group, while the 'responsive and trustworthy' Mattias Johnson assisted Envican with its corporate reorganisation, its first financing round and entering into a strategic partnership. Clients further recommend 'organised and knowledgeable' Dmitry Pentsov, who specialises in corporate transactions involving Russian companies, commercial partner JérÎme de Montmollin , who provides 'clear' advice', and 'very good' B-corporations expert Julie Wynne.

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Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Froriep's Geneva-based team covers banking, corporate, sports and private client law. Jean-Luc Herbez, JérÎme de Montmollin, Jean Marguerat, Julie Wynne and Dmitry Pentsov are well-known partners.

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Private client

Within: Private client

Froriep is recommended for its 'flexible approach, strategic view and practical solutions'. It handles estate, tax and succession planning, charitable activities, relocation matters and disputes. Of counsel Oliver Arter represented Bettina and Vital Stefanini in a board-member dispute against the Stiftung fĂŒr Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte before the Federal Supreme Court. The 'very organised and knowledgeable' Dmitry A Pentsov, as well as 'creative and detail-oriented' partners Julie Wynne and Jean-Marie Vulliemin are other names to note.

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