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Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner

CAPITAL CITY COMPLEX, MOSCOW CITY BUSINESS CENTRE, 8 PRESNENSKAYA NAB, BUILDING 1, 14TH FLOOR, 123100 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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Anton Sitnikov

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Work +7 495 287 4444
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Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Work Department

Corporate / M&A

Position

Anton Sitnikov is a Partner and the Head of Corporate / M&A practice. He has supervised M&A, PE and JV deals in various sectors, with particular emphasis on energy / natural resources, real estate and infrastructure, retail and consumer goods, banking and finance, TMT, and industrial manufacturing. Anton has handled a number of corporate restructuring projects, including pre-IPO and pre-private equity scenarios involving due diligence on groups of companies, identification of risks, development of solutions for optimising corporate structure and implementation of restructuring programmes.


Russia

Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

The ‘team of experienced specialists’ at Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner has ‘a perfect knowledge of applicable laws and an impressive understanding of client needs’. The firm advised Nord Stream 2 on legal aspects surrounding the laying of a gas pipeline, and also assisted Rosimushchestvo with a shareholders agreement for the disposal of shares in Bashneft. Anton Sitnikov and Vitaly Mozharowski jointly lead the practice.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow

Within: Moscow

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s ‘excellent’ team has ‘a very high level of industry knowledge’ and ‘takes a practical approach to all assignments’. Department head Anton Sitnikov is ‘constantly working to evolve the practice’; managing partner Andrey Goltsblat has strong joint venture and investment project expertise; and Ekaterina Dedova is ‘a true professional who is always up to date with the client needs’. Highlights included advising Rolf Group on its business consolidation with Pelican Auto Finance.

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