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Ivanyan and Partners
KADASHEVSKAYA NAB., 14, BLDG 3.
119017 MOSCOW
Russia

Private client Tier 2

Name partner Khristofor Ivanyan leads the team at Ivanyan and Partners and advises individual clients on the Russian aspects of the investment and acquisition of real estate and other assets, as well as succession planning and the mediation of disputes among shareholders in private companies. Mark Rovinskiy focuses on private taxation, and asset and capital restructurings for private clients.

Practice head(s):

Khristofor Ivanyan

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

At Ivanyan and Partners, the domestic dispute resolution and international commercial litigation departments act in insolvency litigation and related issues. Based in St. Petersburg, domestic dispute resolution practice co-head Alexey Kozyakov is a key name in the field for large-scale bankruptcy proceedings and debt recovery issues. Sergey Chuprygin, Vasily Torkanovskiy and Khristofor Ivanyan are key practitioners in the Moscow market.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Chuprygin; Alexey Kozyakov; Vasily Torkanovskiy; Khristofor Ivanyan

Testimonials

Great experience and excellent knowledge across multiple sectors.

Alexey Kozyakov remains efficient and creative while managing to react quickly.

Key clients

Gazprombank

Severstal

Ilim Group

Stroygazconsulting

Crudex Energy International

HC Spartak Moscow

Nika

Avrora

Avantazh Nedviznimost

Baledge

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Ivanyan and Partners assists clients with general corporate law work, corporate transactions and contractual issues. The team also utilises the firm’s strength in dispute resolution for contentious corporate matters; Khristofor Ivanyan is a key adviser. Sector-specific expertise spans the oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, machinery construction and technology industries. Department head Maria Miroshnikova focuses on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Maria Miroshnikova

Testimonials

Creative problem solving, high professionalism, and a proactive approach to issues.

Key clients

Sibur Holding

Gazprombank

Ilim Group

Penoplex

Alokozay

Alvanza

OMZ

WS Financial & Investment Services

Rep-Holding

Cryogenmash

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

Ivanyan and Partners is recognised for its strength in bankruptcy-related proceedings, which is a key area for standout practitioner Alexey Kozyakov in St. Petersburg. In the Moscow office, Sergey Chuprygin acts for clients in general commercial disputes and IP-related claims. Alongside its international commercial litigation expertise, the group also has experience handling contentious issues relating to public international law, which is a notable area of strength for Vasily Torkanovskiy. Name partner Khristofor Ivanyan focuses on general corporate and shareholder disputes.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Chuprygin; Alexey Kozyakov; Vasily Torkanovskiy; Khristofor Ivanyan

Key clients

Gazprombank

Severstal

Ilim Group

Stroygazconsulting

Crudex Energy International

HC Spartak Moscow

Nika

Avrora

Avantazh Nedviznimost

Baledge

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

The banking and finance practice at Ivanyan and Partners sits within the firm's wider corporate department and is led by the 'cool-headed, resolute and mindful' Daria Semenikhina. The team is well versed in project financing, export financing, debt refinancing and restructuring mandates. Clients also praise senior associate Dmitry Kuzmin, who has in-house banking experience and handles syndicated lending and restructuring work.

Practice head(s):

Daria Semenikhina

Testimonials

Strong professionalism, proactive approach, quick reactions and good understanding of the client’s needs and commercial interests

Very knowledgeable lawyers, who work hard and keep calm even under great pressure

Daria Semenikhina is a seasoned expert in financial law, with experience suitable for executing both cross-border and purely Russian transactions. Daria is cool-headed, resolute and mindful.

Senior associate Dmitry Kuzmin is a talented lawyer with great knowledge; Dmitry has prior in-house experience working at a large international bank, which makes him unique in negotiations with banks.

Key clients

Gazprombank

Sberbank of Russia

Mechel

VEB.RF

Credit Bank of Moscow

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

Ivanyan and Partners fields a strong multi-disciplinary team which advises on the full gamut of energy-related transactions and project development, ranging from drafting and negotiating production sharing agreements and EPC contracts to project financing, corporate transactions and the resolution of disputes. Key figure Maria Miroshnikova 'shows a very pragmatic, hands-on approach and good understanding of the industrial dimension of matters'. Sergey Kushnarenko and Yuri Arkhipov are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Maria Miroshnikova

Testimonials

‘The team consists of lawyers from several practices which makes them capable of seeing complex projects from different perspectives.’

‘Maria Miroshnikova is a top-level corporate lawyer, strategist and project leader. She works with passion and shows a very pragmatic, hands-on approach and good understanding of the industrial dimension of matters.’

‘Yuri Arkhipov is truly proficient in all oil and gas-related legal matters and in very specific technical issues. He is very focused, well organised and deeply involved in our business. He knows our needs well and gives advice which is always relevant.’

Key clients

Sibur

Novatek

Gazprombank

ILIM Group

StroyGazConsulting (SGC)

Real estate and construction Tier 4

The real estate and investments department at Ivanyan and Partners is spearheaded by Alexey Kozyakov and Aleksandr Milosavlevich, based in St. Petersburg and Moscow, respectively. The group has a cross-practice approach to real estate investment transactions and draws on the expertise of specialists in finance and tax. The dispute resolution group additionally enhances the team’s ability to act in disputes relating to investment and privatisation agreements.

Practice head(s):

Alexey Kozyakov; Aleksandr Milosavlevich

Testimonials

A great team consisting of very considerate professionals, who also have great knowledge and truly understand our needs. The results always match our expectations.

Aleksandr Milosavlevich is a very talented lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the real estate and construction industry.

Key clients

Cryogenmash

Gazprombank

Tax Tier 4

Ivanyan and Partners utilises its strength in dispute resolution to act for its clients in tax litigation, cases involving tax controversies, and disputes at the pre-trial stage. The team is also experiencing an increase in instructions relating to tax structuring in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Practice head Dmitry Mikhailov is a seasoned expert in tax planning and contentious work, and Mark Rovinskiy handles complex international tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Dmitry Mikhailov

Testimonials

Proactive approach to problem solving, coupled with strong expertise in domestic and cross-border tax issues

The team has great, extensive experience which serves as a foundation for its high professionalism.

Mark Rovinskiy is an absolute professional, very client-oriented and attentive to clients’ needs. His clients can be confident that they receive business-tailored advice rather than a theoretical memo.

Key clients

Gazprombank

Gazprombank Leasing

Xella Gruppe

Fels

Stroytransgaz

Neumann Group

Aquanika

The firm: Ivanyan and Partners was established in 2006 by a group of attorneys and political advisors to represent the interests of corporate, private, and public clients. From the very beginning, the strong suit of the firm has been the ability to guide complex investment projects that require a combination of legal expertise, advocacy skills, and knowledge of the applicable regulatory environment when dealing with state authorities.

Today, 90+ attorneys in the firm’s offices in Moscow and St Petersburg render advice on M&A and other corporate transactions, domestic and cross-border dispute resolution, infrastructure & PPP projects, private wealth and tax issues arsing from clients’ activities around the globe. The firm’s client base includes large and mid-sized companies from diverse industries – both Russian and international – institutional investors, and banks, as well as HNWIs/UHNWIs and non-profit organisations.

At the same time, its international practice has become the hallmark of the firm. Over the past decade, Ivanyan and Partners has developed into one of the only law firms in Russia with an unrivalled expertise in public international law, as well as foreign national regulatory and compliance legislation, economic sanctions, international commercial and fraud-related litigation, foreign investigations, and asset recovery.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: the practice advises on both providing and attracting financing, including working capital facilities, project and PPF financing, acquisition of assets and stakes, debt refinancing and restructuring, etc.

Competition/antitrust: focused mainly on merger control issues and competition-related disputes, the practice serves companies from diverse industries, notably oil and gas, energy, and pharmaceuticals. Key types of work include merger control and strategic investment filings in the context of M&A and other corporate projects, advice on public procurement issues, and disputes with federal and regional competition authorities.

Corporate/M&A: the practice renders a full range of services related to corporate, securities, and contractual issues, including public and private M&A, securities, contractual transactions, corporate structuring and governance, licensing, competition law issues, and insolvency and liquidation.

Domestic dispute resolution: the firm’s lawyers represent companies and private clients in Russian state courts, as well as in commercial arbitration tribunals, mainly in major commercial disputes. These typically include disputes out of SHA and on mandatory share buyouts, challenging corporate transactions/actions, debt recovery out of, eg supply, loan, or construction agreements, foreclosures, etc. Another focus is challenging statutory actions and tax-, competition-, and IP- related disputes before state regulatory authorities.

Energy and natural resources: the team advises investors, traders, engineering and transportation companies, and state authorities on structuring and implementing large-scale exploration, construction, and field projects. Key types of work include drafting and negotiating PSAs, EPC contracts, and drilling and service contracts; providing advice on related regulatory and licensing issues; and advising on sector-specific corporate, finance, and litigation issues.

Foreign and Russian regulatory and compliance: the practice advises globally operating companies on compliance with EU and member state sanction policies and US sanctions, including OFAC- and EAR-related matters, as well as local and foreign investors on Russian regulatory issues, eg investments in strategic companies. The team also advises on issues of AML legislation. Another focus is the design, upgrade, and implementation of compliance systems and policies.

Insolvency/restructuring: the firm regularly represents distressed businesses from diverse industries (eg trading, construction, or mining)and their creditors in large-scale and complex bankruptcy litigation, both nationally and transnationally, and advise on debt restructuring, legal aspects of crisis management and financing, and company reorganisation..

International commercial litigation: the practice takes the lead in transnational disputes in a number of on- and off-shore jurisdictions. Key types of work include representing clients in commercial, corporate, real estate, and fraud-related litigation, as well as foreign investigations, asset tracing and recovery, and insolvency.

Private clients: the practice advises [ultra] high-net-worth individuals and families, their family offices, and their advisors on all legal and tax issues regarding asset, real estate, business, philanthropic, and succession planning and management.

Public international law: the firm is the focal point in Russia for practical competence in international public law litigation matters. In co-operation with leading foreign counsel, the firm’s lawyers act for public clients in various proceedings before international courts, eg for the Russian state in several disputes before the ECHR and ICJ.

Public policy and government relations: the practice specialises in legal aspects of communications between large corporations and federal and regional state bodies. Key types of work include legislative and regulatory intelligence and risk assessment, government advocacy, working out and drafting aspects of prospective regulations and legislation, and advising on regulations and government programs.

Real Estate and Investment: the team leads on large and mid-sized real asset investment projects in Russia and abroad. Services rendered range from setting up investment structures in various jurisdictions to advice on real estate transactions, financing, and management; land water, and surface rights; development, industrial construction, and PPP projects; environmental and regulatory compliance; tax structuring; and real estate dispute resolution.

Tax: a standalone practice within the firm, the department provides all-around tax planning advice for corporations and private clients. Key types of work include tax structuring of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, and wealth planning for UHNWIs/HNWIs, as well as tax disputes with a strong emphasis on pre-trial dispute resolution.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & finance Daria Semenikhina d.semenikhina@iplf.ru
Competition/Antitrust Ekaterina Smirnova e.smirnova@iplf.ru
Corporate/M&A Maria Miroshnikova m.miroshnikova@iplf.ru
Corporate/M&A Sergei Kushnarenko s.kushnarenko@iplf.ru
Domestic dispute resolution Sergey Chuprygin s.chuprygin@iplf.ru
Domestic dispute resolution Alexey Kozyakov a.kozyakov@iplf.ru
Energy & natural resources Yuri Arkhipov y.arkhipov@iplf.ru
Energy & natural resources Maria Miroshnikova m.miroshnikova@iplf.ru
Foreign & Russian regulatory & compliance Khristofor Ivanyan kh.ivanyan@iplf.ru
Foreign & Russian regulatory & compliance Mark Rovinskiy m.rovinskiy@iplf.ru
International commercial litigation & arbitration Baiju Vasani b.vasani@iplf.ru
International commercial litigation & arbitration Andrey Gorlenko a.gorlenko@iplf.ru
Insolvency/Restructuring Alexey Kozyakov a.kozyakov@iplf.ru
Insolvency/Restructuring Sergey Chuprygin s.chuprygin@iplf.ru
Private clients Yulia Chekmareva y.chekmareva@iplf.ru
Private clients Khristofor Ivanyan kh.ivanyan@iplf.ru
Public international law Vasily Torkanovskiy v.torkanovskiy@iplf.ru
Public international law Baiju Vasani b.vasani@iplf.ru
Public policy & GR Nataliya Malyamina n.malyamina@iplf.ru
Public policy & GR Khristofor Ivanyan kh.ivanyan@iplf.ru
Real estate & investments Alexander Milosavlevich a.milosavlevich@iplf.ru
Real estate & investments Alexey Kozyakov a.kozyakov@iplf.ru
Tax Dmitry Mikhailov d.mikhailov@iplf.ru
Tax Mark Rovinskiy m.rovinskiy@iplf.ru
Photo Name Position Profile
 Yuri Arkhipov photo Yuri Arkhipov Yuri, an expert in corporate law, focuses on energy and natural resources,…
 Yulia Chekmareva photo Yulia Chekmareva As head of the Private Client practice, Yulia advises UHNWI/HNWIs on non-contentious…
 Sergey Chuprygin photo Sergey Chuprygin For 13+ years, Sergey has specialised in commercial litigation and insolvency. He…
 Andrey Gorlenko  photo Andrey Gorlenko Andrey is a leading expert in the field of arbitration in Russia,…
Mr Khristofor Ivanyan  photo Mr Khristofor Ivanyan For 20+ years, Khristophor has specialised in Russian and cross-border commercial disputes…
 Sergey Kabanov  photo Sergey Kabanov Sergey specialises in complex investment and commercial disputes, as well as bankruptcy proceedings. For 14+ years,…
 Anna Kim  photo Anna Kim Anna specialises in Russian commercial litigation and supporting bankruptcy proceedings of large…
 Alexey Kozyakov photo Alexey Kozyakov For 13+ years, Alexey has specialised in resolving commercial disputes, complex insolvency…
 Sergei Kushnarenko photo Sergei Kushnarenko Sergei specialises in large-scale investment projects in Russia. He has extensive experience…
 Dmitry Kuzmin  photo Dmitry Kuzmin For 10+ years, Dmitry has specialised in projects for attracting and providing financing. He advises…
 Natalia Malyamina  photo Natalia Malyamina For 19+ years, Natalia has been representing the interests of large corporate…
 Mikhail Marnachev  photo Mikhail Marnachev Mikhail specialises in M&A transactions, joint ventures, and complex intra-group restructurings. He also has…
 Dmitry Mikhailov photo Dmitry Mikhailov Dmitry specialises in tax planning and litigation. For over 20 years, he has…
 Alexander Milosavlevich  photo Alexander Milosavlevich For 11+ years, Alexander has been advising on real estate transactions and…
Ms Maria Miroshnikova  photo Ms Maria Miroshnikova An expert with 20 years of practical experience in corporate law matters,…
 Vasily Papkin photo Vasily Papkin For over 10 years, Vasily has been specialising in international and Russian natural resources,…
 Maxim Rasputin  photo Maxim Rasputin Maxim is an expert in structuring M&A transactions and joint ventures. For…
 Natalia Rodina  photo Natalia Rodina Natalia specialises in litigation and complex bankruptcy proceedings. Her 14 years’ experience includes legal…
 Mark Rovinskiy photo Mark Rovinskiy For 15 years, Mark has been advising clients on Russian and international…
 Daria Semenikhina photo Daria Semenikhina For 13+ years, Daria has been advising lenders and borrowers on attracting…
 Ekaterina Smirnova  photo Ekaterina Smirnova Ekaterina specialises in issues concerning the violation of Russian antimonopoly legislation and…
 Vasily Torkanovskiy  photo Vasily Torkanovskiy Vasily has 13+ years’ experience in international dispute resolution, including major public…
 Baiju Vasani  photo Baiju Vasani For nearly 20 years, Baiju has focused exclusively on international arbitration matters.…
Number of lawyers : 90+
at this office : 60+
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