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Sergei Voitishkin

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Managing Partner of the Moscow office and of the CIS offices of Baker McKenzie, head of
the Corporate/M&A Practice Group. Mr Voitishkin served as a lead attorney on a number of
multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions in Russia, advising major multinational and
Russian clients on structuring acquisitions and corporate reorganisations in various
industries, including natural resources, manufacturing, chemical and metals industries,
FMCG and the banking sector.

Career

Sergei Voitishkin - Baker McKenzie - Moscow - Lawyer Profile Chambers Global 2016 - Chambers and Partners

Admitted to practice in Russia in 1998.

Education

Sergei Voitishkin - Baker McKenzie - Moscow - Lawyer Profile Chambers Global 2016 - Chambers and Partners

Law degree, Moscow State University, 1997; degree in linguistics, Moscow Institute of
Foreign Languages.


Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Moscow

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Sergei Voitishkin - Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited

Within: Moscow

Baker & McKenzie–CIS, Limited has been notably active in the pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, mining and telecoms sectors, and frequently handles cross-border transactions for domestic and international clients. Practice head Sergei Voitishkin recently acted for Walgreens Boots Alliance during its sale of Alliance Healthcare Russia to a health and beauty retailer. Alexander Gomonov advised Rostec on the disposal of its stake in Erdenet Mining and Mongolrostsvetmet.

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