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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP has handled numerous transactional and regulatory matters across the CIS, and the Russia group works closely with its London office, advising primarily on joint ventures in the oil field service industry space. Highlights included advising GV Gold on its joint venture with a Swedish listed company. Jennifer Josefson is the practice head.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

At King & Spalding LLP, highlights included advising Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat, on four joint ventures with RDIF. Olga Kozyr heads the team.

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TMT - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP’s ‘high-quality’ team acts for clients including Herbalife, New Regency and Syngenta. Alla Naglis advised Turner Broadcasting System Europe on its operations following regulations restricting foreign ownership of Russian channels.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP’s practice spans project financing, restructuring and regulatory issues. Sergey Komolov and restructuring expert Maya Melnikas are the department co-heads.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP advises on Russian and foreign banking matters, and frequently handles major financings across Russia and the CIS. Sergey Komolov and Maya Melnikas are the names to note.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

At King & Spalding LLP, practice head Sergey Komolov ‘always guarantees a high level of service’. Jennifer Josefson primarily handles transactional matters for Russian and international energy companies. The group recently advised GV Gold on various issues related to EBRD’s $100m equity investment. Rosneft is also a client.

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Russia: Dispute resolution

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