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Latham & Watkins LLP


Russia

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘highly recommended’ group includes Mikhail Turetsky, who has notable expertise in equity and debt capital markets, and Yulia Dementieva, who advises issuers and underwriters on securities transactions. Practice head David Stewart recently acted for DTEK on its $160m issuance of senior notes. Gazprombank and Goldman Sachs are also clients.

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP has significant finance and capital markets expertise relating to the energy sector and counts RBS and Sberbank as key clients. Mikhail Turetsky advises on debt and equity offerings and also handles project finance, corporate transactions and restructuring matters.

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Russia: Banking and finance

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP provides ‘excellent legal services, profound commercial understanding and good value for money’. Ragnar Johannesen has ‘deep knowledge of the Russian market’, and, together with Mikhail Turetsky, advised Sberbank on a RUB1.7bn credit facility provided to Concept Group.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘efficient and client-focused’ team is ‘well known for advising on high-value and prestigious transactions’. Mikhail Turetsky recently advised Solway Investment Group on the sale of Rudnik Sasa Makedonska Kamenica, a lead and zinc mine owner. Sberbank and Sistema are also clients. Christopher Allen is the practice head.

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