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White & Case LLC

4 ROMANOV PEREULOK, 125009 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Tel:
Work +7 495 787 3000
Fax:
Fax +7 095 787 3001
Web:
www.whitecase.com

Russia

Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC has been notably active handling Russian privatisation deals, and also assists with liability management, restructuring, delisting and buy-back transactions. Practice head Darina Lozovsky advised Sberbank and VTB Capital on the $812m privatisation of Alrosa, which involved the Russian government selling a stake, and, together with Dmitry Lapshin, advised Barclays and VTB Capital on a $2.1bn tender offer for shares in Uralkali. Other clients include Barclays and Vnesheconombank.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLC

At White & Case LLC, highlights included advising OBI Group on the competition aspects of its €80m acquisition of a stake in Do-It-Yourself. Igor Ostapets has notable expertise handling abuse of dominance cases.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC recently advised Sberbank and VTB Capital, as joint global coordinators, on the $812m privatisation of the Russian Federation’s stake in Alrosa. The group also assisted Sibur with acquiring the Tobolsk heat and power station. Igor Ostapets heads the department.

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PPP and infrastructure projects
PPP and infrastructure projects - ranked: tier 3

White & Case LLC

Natalia Nikitina and Maxim Kobzev jointly head the practice at White & Case LLC, which recently assisted the EBRD with its $21m loan to a number of Russian water utilities companies.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC’s ‘high-quality real estate practice’ finds ‘effective solutions’ and ‘adopts a practical approach to challenging situations’. Practice head Eric Michailov is ‘particularly brilliant’ and advised Yandex on its proposed acquisition of a Moscow office complex.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC provides ‘excellent quality support’ and ‘is able to deliver solid results’. Practice head Eric Michailov is ‘quick, smart and to-the-point’, and corporate and M&A lawyer Andrei Dontsov is also noted. Highlights included advising Naspers on its $1.2bn acquisition of shares in Swedish holding company Avito.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

White & Case LLC

Irina Dmitrieva heads the tax practice at White & Case LLC, which advises on the tax aspects of high-value M&A, greenfield investments, corporate restructurings and capital markets matters, among others. Clients include Gazprombank, Siemens and Deutsche Bank.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLC

The team at White & Case LLC has ‘a deep knowledge of the peculiarities of deals in the transport sector’. Practice head Natalia Nikitina is ‘a high-level professional with excellent attention to detail’. Vnesheconombank is a notable client.

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Russia: Banking and finance

Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC assisted a syndicate of lenders, including UniCredit, Société Générale and Rosbank, with a pre-export finance facility to PhosAgro. Other work included handling several major restructurings and advising on various regulatory matters. Natalia Nikitina and Maxim Kobzev are the practice co-heads.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC’s team ‘provides excellent client service’, and its ‘business-oriented approach ensures effective solutions in challenging situations’. Eric Michailov is ‘a heavyweight in the Russian market’ and jointly heads the practice with Andrei Dontsov, who recently advised the shareholder of VSK Insurance House on selling its shares to B&N Bank. Igor Ostapets is also noted.

Leading individuals

Andrei Dontsov - White & Case LLC

Eric Michailov - White & Case LLC

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Russia: Dispute resolution

Arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC’s team ‘is excellent on all levels’. Practice head Julia Zagonek recently represented the Russian Federation in a petition to overturn a $50bn arbitration ruling in favour of the former owners of Yukos Oil. Counsel Pavel Boulatov is another key name.

Leading individuals

Julia Zagonek - White & Case LLC

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Litigation
Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLC

White & Case LLC successfully represented the Russian Federation in its petition to overturn a $50bn arbitration ruling in favour of the former owners of Yukos Oil. Practice head Julia Zagonek has ‘a deep knowledge of international dispute resolution systems’. Other clients include Samsung and Vnesheconombank.

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