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12 PRESNENSKAYA EMBANKMENT, FLOOR 43, ZAPAD FEDERATION TOWER, RUSSIA
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Work +7 495 653 8300
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Fax +7 495 653 8300
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www.o2consult.com
O2 Consulting, Karen Shakhnazarov, Moscow, RUSSIA

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Karen Shakhnazarov

Tel:
Work +7(495)653-83-00
Email:
O2 Consulting

Work Department

M&A practice and Cross-Border Transactions practice

Position

Partner, Head of M&A practice and Cross-Border Transactions practice

Career

Karen joined O2 Consulting in 2016 and became a Partner and Head of M&A practice and Cross-Border Transactions practice in 2019.

Prior to joining O2, Karen worked in M&A practice groups of several international law firms and held key positions in investment funds in the USA and Russia.

Karen is a Russia and US qualified attorney with more than 20 years of M&A/Private Equity/ VC experience, including major projects in energy and infrastructure; oil and gas; pharmaceuticals; telecommunications; artificial intelligence, blockchain and hi-tech; recreation and entertainment; retail trade; fast food chains; food and beverages and other industries.

At О2, Karen has advised the firm’s key clients on cross-border joint venture deals, M&A transactions and various complex corporate and regulatory matters.

Languages

English, Spanish, French

Member

New York State BAR Association (USA)

Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University – American and English Law Department; Columbia University (New York, USA) - LL.M. degree; United Nations - Conference interpreter diploma; Moscow State Linguistic University - Diploma in Languages.


Russia

TMT

Within: TMT

With ‘a well-deserved reputation based on its innovative solutions, high level of expertise and extreme efficiency’, O2 Consulting handles the various commercial and strategic aspects of TMT projects. The practice assisted the founders of bitcoin debit card service Cryptopay.me with a transaction in which a strategic investor subscribed to shares in various companies of the group. Other clients include iTech Fund, TFG Capital and  Prisma Labs. Olga Sorokina and Karen Shakhnazarov are the names to note.

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