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Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Technology, Media, Private Equity, Telecommunications




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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

White & Case LLP’s β€˜excellent’ team acts for clients including Facebook, Google and Afrimax Vodafone. Jonathan Langley, who has β€˜a strong M&A background’ and β€˜expertise that is unparalleled’, jointly heads the team with Eric Michailov, who also specialises in M&A and corporate issues, and has a considerable focus on Russia. Langley advised HSBC on the sale of certain shares in O3b to SES, and handled Digital Realty’s acquisition of eight European carrier-neutral data centres across Europe.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

White & Case LLC provides β€˜a very high level of service’ and is β€˜excellent at communicating with various stakeholders and mitigating risks’. Practice head Eric Michailov recently acted for Yandex on its acquisition of a central Moscow office complex, and is also advising Capital Partners on various construction projects within emerging markets.

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Eric Michailov - White & Case LLC

Within: TMT

White & Case LLC provides β€˜efficient, high-quality service’, advising on a broad range of TMT sector transactions. Recent highlights include assisting Telia on its $740m acquisition of a controlling stake in, and acting for Natixis on several technology-related regulatory matters. Eric Michailov is a key practitioner along with Andrei Dontsov, who β€˜knows Russian business very well and is an expert at finding commercial solutions’.

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Russia: Commercial, corporate and M&A


Within: Leading individuals

Eric Michailov - White & Case LLC

Within: Moscow

White & Case LLC has β€˜comprehensive knowledge of the industry’, and the team β€˜is available for support 24/7’. Key individuals include Eric Michailov, who has handled a number of deals in the media and banking sectors; Igor Ostapets, who advises on insolvency and restructuring matters; and Nikolay Feoktistov, who is β€˜very familiar with the specifics of each client’s business’ and β€˜always has things under control’. The team recently advised MOL Group on its sale of oil company Matjushkinskaya Vertical to four independent Russian investors. Andrei Dontsov is the other name to note.

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