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Gide Loyrette Nouel Vostok

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Boris Arkhipov

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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Competition


Boris Arkhipov, partner in the Moscow office, heads the Gide Russian Corporate and M&A practice. He covers the full range of Russian corporate matters, private equity and cross-border M&A transactions in a wide range of industries, focusing on transactions in the natural resources, mining, telecommunications, media, retail and information technology industries, both in Russia and internationally. His practice is concentrated on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Boris also heads the Dispute Resolution team in Gide Moscow office which represents clients in courts on a wide range of corporate and commercial cases, including competition disputes and bankruptcy proceedings. Boris has broad experience in various competition and antitrust issues, has advised international clientele on a wide variety of Russian competition law issues related to internal and cross-border transactions, antitrust compliance procedures, protection against anti-competitive behaviour, and and interaction with antimonopoly authorities.


Gide Loyrette Nouel Partner (2010); Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells, Moscow (2005-2010); Associate, Freshfields Brukhaus Deringer, Moscow (2004-2005); Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Moscow (2003-2004); Senior Legal Counsel, RUSAL, Moscow (2000-2002); Programme Officer, Delegation of the European Commission in Russia, Moscow (1995-2000).


Russian, English, French, Italian


Member of the Association of European Businesses


Ph.D. in Corporate Law, Moscow State University (MGU) (2004); LL.M. in International Economic Law and International Civil Litigation, University of Warwick (UK) (2003); Master of Law in Civil Law MGU (1999); Master of Science (Physics), MEPhI (1993)

Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A


Within: Moscow

Gide Loyrette Nouel Vostok’s team provides ‘a high level of service’ and ‘always acts with the client’s best interests in mind’. Boris Arkhipov advised Acron on purchasing shares in Verkhnekamskaya Kaliynaya Compania, a Russian producer of potassium. Tim Theroux is the other name to note. Clients also include Ubisoft and Thema SAS.

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