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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Russia

Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

At Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, managing partner Natalia Baratiants advised key client Lukoil on its $1.1bn sale of a 50% stake in Caspian Investments Resources to China-based Sinopec. On the contentious side, the group represented Tatneft in $500m litigation proceedings against four Ukrainian oligarchs. Ilya Rybalkin and Alexey Kondratchik are also noted.

Leading individuals

Natalia Baratiants - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Vladimir Kouznetsov and Suren Gortsunyan are the leading figures at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, which recently advised Phoenix Fires on the $282m sale of its office and retail centre to MegaFon.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP handles major transactions for its TMT clients, which include VimpelCom, Garsdale and USM. Practice head Vladimir Kouznetsov focuses on cross-border transactions across Russia and the CIS. Svetlana Volevich handles corporate matters, litigation and securities regulatory issues.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP frequently acts for corporate borrowers, assisting with project finance transactions in the oil and gas, mining and electricity sectors. Highlights included advising UTair on the successful $809m refinancing of its debt portfolio, and assisting Lukoil with a $1bn project financing. Dmitry Shiryaev is the key practitioner.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

At Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, managing partner Natalia Baratiants has significant experience in corporate and securities transactions; Suren Gortsunyan acts for domestic and international companies in M&A deals, joint ventures and corporate restructurings; and Vladimir Kouznetsov handles the structuring and negotiation of international transactions across the CIS region. Clients include Lukoil and UTair.

Next generation lawyers

Alexander Trukhtanov - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP recently represented Lukoil in a $1.2bn arbitration arising from the sale of oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan. Ilya Rybalkin is the practice head.

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