Firm Profile > Ivanyan and Partners > Moscow, Russia

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

Private client Tier 2

Ivanyan and Partners focuses on providing ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families with a full-service offering, including advising on assets, real estate, business interests, and inheritance planning. The scope of assistance provided by the 'excellent strategists' at the firm ranges from complex multi-jurisdictional tax structuring work to ongoing support with day-to-day issues. The key contacts are Khristofor IvanyanMark Rovinskiy and Yulia Chekmareva; Chekmareva brings her prior experience of working for a major international charitable foundation to her current focus on handling a wide range of work on behalf of domestic and foreign non-profit entities.

Practice head(s):

Khristofor Ivanyan; Mark Rovinskiy; Yulia Chekmareva

Testimonials

‘Their local connections are exceptional.’

‘Mark Rovinskiy can co-ordinate complex international matters smoothly.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and pro-active. They work with enthusiasm on all projects and they are always on top of all the issues which might arise during the process.’

‘Deep knowledge of material combined with an understanding of commercial processes and client requirements, as well as the ability to extrapolate knowledge of national tax systems when analysing new jurisdictions.’

‘Experienced team, professionals in their field. They are excellent strategists and can always provide pragmatic advice for solving our problems. They calculate possible circumstances several steps ahead.’

‘Mark Rovinskiy is a competent and commercially-oriented partner.’

‘Mark Rovinskiy has leadership skills and he is inspiring his team throughout the projects. He has exceptional knowledge on many issues and he is coming with tailor-made solutions for each of his clients’ problems.’

‘The firm’s specialists have a high level of technical knowledge. They are well versed in changes to Russian and foreign tax legislation, and give precise and practical recommendations.’

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Split between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Ivanyan and Partners’ insolvency group brings together the expertise of domestic dispute resolution and international commercial litigation practitioners. The team has extensive experience in debt recovery matters, including cross-border asset tracing mandates. Another particular strength lies in developing defence strategies in bankruptcy cases; the group traditionally acts for both creditors and debtors. St. Petersburg-based Alexey Kozyakov is a key contact.

Other key lawyers:

Sergey Chuprygin; Alexey Kozyakov; Vasily Torkanovskiy; Khristofor Ivanyan; Andrey Gorlenko; Baiju Vasani

Testimonials

‘Deep analysis, systematic approach to problem solving, ability to adapt to changes.’

‘Client focus; deep understanding of business processes and business goals behind a transaction, and not just the legal aspects; an ability to offer several solutions to issues, indicating the significant risks and benefits of each option. Alexey Koziakov can be particularly recommended.’

‘A very strong and experienced bankruptcy team – in our opinion, one of the strongest on the market. They are well versed in the specifics of current judicial practice and procedural legislation.’

‘Most of all, we work with Alexey Kozyakov and his team: Elena Gaboyan, Tatyana Bravicheva, Anton Egorov. They are real professionals; they respond promptly to requests; they know how to quickly and clearly formulate a coherent defense strategy; they prepare for meetings on time; finally, they often win in the courts.’

Key clients

Gazprombank

Severstal

Ilim Group

BTK Group

Russian Fishery Company

HC Spartak Moscow

Crudex Energy International

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Ivanyan and Partners is rated for its ‘very diligent work’ and ability to be ‘all over the commercial implications of transactions’; its transactional experience encompasses domestic and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, joint venture projects, structuring work and corporate governance mandates. The firm also has a ‘super-impressive’ client roster, including key clients Gazprombank and Sibur Holding. Corporate practice founder Maria Miroshnikova and recently promoted partner Daria Semenikhina jointly lead the group. Other key contacts include Sergey Kushnarenko and founding partner Khristofor Ivanyan.

Practice head(s):

Maria Miroshnikova; Daria Semenikhina

Other key lawyers:

Sergey Kushnarenko; Khristofor Ivanyan; Yuri Arkhipov; Mikhail Marnachev

Testimonials

Ivanyan & Partners are very well-connected. They have a super-impressive client list and their average deal size probably rivals the Magic Circle in London. They are very commercial – they are all over the commercial implications of transactions, as well as spotting the legal issues, whether Russian law or English law issues.

Very diligent work and every stone gets turned to reach the target safely.

Daria Semenikhina is extremely responsive and gets the issues immediately.

Maria Miroshnikova is a persistent and very skilful negotiator.

Key clients

BTK Group

GPB Leasing

Rockwell Capital

VEB.RF

Sibur Holding

Gazprombank

Ilim Group

OMZ

REP-Holding

Cryogenmash

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

The experience of Ivanyan and Partners encompasses disputes arising out of insolvency, cross-border and domestic asset tracing and debt recovery, and property issues. It is also widely known for its representation of large domestic clients including Gazprombank and Severstal. Another demonstrable strength of the team lies in the contentious IP and competition space. Sergey Chuprygin and St. Petersburg-based Alexey Kozyakov jointly lead the domestic dispute resolution group. Anna Kim is also a key practitioner in St. Petersburg.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Chuprygin; Alexey Kozyakov

Other key lawyers:

Anna Kim; Khristofor Ivanyan

Testimonials

‘Practical advice to help you achieve your goals most effectively.’

‘A close-knit team of professionals who know how to accept weighted decisions not only in routine work, but also in non-standard situations.’

‘Most of all we work with Alexey Kozyakov and his team. They are real pros: they quickly respond to requests, know how to quickly and clearly formulate a coherent defense strategy, prepare for meetings on time and, finally, often win the courts.’

‘Anna Kim, Alexey Kozyakov – responsible, talented negotiators, proactive.’

Key clients

Russian Fishery Company

BTK Group

Gazprombank

Severstal

Ilim Group

HC Spartak Moscow

Crudex Energy International

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Ivanyan and Partners assists a mix of Russian corporate borrowers and  is particularly knowledgeable of project finance, acquisition finance, pre-export and export financing, and debt refinancing. In particular, the group is widely considered a destination of choice for clients in the energy and natural resources sector. Both recently promoted, partner Daria Semenikhina and counsel Dmitry Kuzmin jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Daria Semenikhina; Dmitry Kuzmin 

Testimonials

Extensive experience in the implementation of market projects in the banking sector.

A professional, competent team that truly defends clients’ interests.

Dmitry Kuzmin: are very talented and professional.

Key clients

VaninoTransCoal

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 4

Ivanyan and Partners is increasingly building a reputation in the project finance space; in particular, its recent work stands out in relation to syndicated lending mandates. A team led by Daria Semenikhina assisted key clients VEB.RF and Gazprombank with the provision of a $220m syndicated loan to Shchekinoazot, which was only the second transaction completed under the country’s Project Finance Factory mechanism. Semenikhina jointly leads the practice with Dmitry Kuzmin.

Practice head(s):

Daria Semenikhina; Dmitry Kuzmin

Key clients

Gazprombank

Sberbank

VEB.RF

Credit Bank of Moscow

Otkritie Bank

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

The offering at Ivanyan and Partners brings together a team of experts in corporate, finance, real estate and tax law. Structuring and implementing large-scale exploration, construction and production projects constitutes the majority of the firm's workload. The key names to note are Khristofor Ivanyan, M&A expert Maria Miroshnikova, counsel Yuri Arkhipov and newly promoted partner Daria Semenikhina.

Practice head(s):

Khristofor Ivanyan; Maria Miroshnikova

Other key lawyers:

Yuri Arkhipov; Daria Semenikhina

Testimonials

‘We implement large and non-standard projects, therefore we appreciate consultants who have extensive experience in the industry, understand the specifics of our business and work out each issue in detail. We love that these practitioners are able to deliver good results under tight deadlines. They work on projects with a small (relatively) team of qualified specialists – this makes it easier for us to interact effectively.’

‘We know Khristofor Ivanyan as a born negotiator. Maria Miroshnikova is a very experienced partner, she knows how to choose the right strategy in difficult situations. Yuri Arkhipov understands energy projects “from A to Z”, prepares high-quality documents at all stages of transactions. We also know Daria Semenikhina, who quickly detects possible financial risks and finds ways to minimize them.’

Key clients

SIBUR

Novatek

Power Machines

Gazprombank

ILIM Group

OMZ

StroyTransNefteGaz (STNG)

VEB.RF

VaninoTransCoal

TransOil

Real estate and construction Tier 4

The ‘highly competent and qualified’ cross-practice team at Ivanyan and Partners focuses on property investment transactions and the related contentious issues. It also has significant expertise in infrastructure development and industrial construction projects. Alexey Kozyakov and counsel Aleksandr Milosavlevich lead the practice, where Sergei Kushnarenko and recently promoted counsel Vasily Papkin are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Alexey Kozyakov; Aleksandr Milosavlevich

Other key lawyers:

Sergei Kushnarenko; Vasily Papkin

Testimonials

‘Highly competent and qualified team.’

‘The team focuses on achieving results, not just the process. I think that says it all. Partner Alexey Kozkov is an excellent leader, specialist, negotiator.’

Key clients

Gorka LLC

Cryogenmash

Gazprombank

VEB.RF

Rockwell Capital

Tax Tier 4

Ivanyan and Partners is well-versed in tax dispute resolution, handling all stages of tax disputes. Of late, the team is experiencing an uptick in instructions from foreign investors in relation to tax incentives and customs preferences. Another area of recent growth is tax structuring in the construction and infrastructure sectors. Practice head Dmitry Mikhailov splits time between Moscow and St. Petersburg; he is a go-to adviser for tax planning work. Clients also recommend Mark Rovinskiy.

Practice head(s):

Dmitry Mikhailov

Other key lawyers:

Mark Rovinskiy

Testimonials

‘In our work, we need advisers who have a high level of technical knowledge and a deep understanding of regular changes in Russian and foreign tax legislation. We also need clear strategic advice that will work in practice. Ivanyan & Partners provide us with both, which makes them one of the best firms for complex project work.’

‘Mark Rovinskiy is a strong partner, who knows how to find non-standard legal solutions that work. Mark responds promptly to requests and comes back with useful feedback.’

Key clients

Gazprombank

GPB Leasing

Xella Gruppe

Fels

Stroytransgaz

Neumann Group

Aquanika

The firm: Since 2006, Ivanyan and Partners has been providing legal assistance to business owners, private companies, state corporations and authorities, private clients, and non-profit institutions. The firm’s key competencies are resolving complicated disputes, including cross-border and international lawsuits, and offering strategic support for complex investment projects and transactions.

Today, 90+ attorneys and lawyers in Moscow, St Petersburg and London protect the interests of the firm’s clients. The main areas of work are domestic and cross-border M&A and financial transactions; international disputes, including investment treaty arbitration; litigation and bankruptcy proceedings in Russia and abroad; infrastructure/PPP projects and real estate investments; compliance and public procurement; Public International Law and economic sanctions; and private clients and tax structuring of assets in various jurisdictions.

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.

Ivanyan and Partners combines high legal proficiency with the skills of juridical protection of corporations before public authorities. Beyond that, thу firm has unrivalled experience in Russia in the area of Public International Law.

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 dispute resolution: the practice takes the lead on big international arbitration projects, as well as complex cross-border disputes in a number of on- and off-shore jurisdictions. Key types of work include representing clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings before all major international arbitration fora and in national courts in commercial, corporate, real estate and fraud-related litigation, as well as foreign investigations, asset tracing and recovery, and legal support in cross-border bankruptcy proceedings.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & finance Daria Semenikhina d.semenikhina@iplf.ru
Banking & finance Dmitry Kuzmin d.kuzmin@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
Insolvency/Restructuring Alexey Kozyakov a.kozyakov@iplf.ru
nsolvency/Restructuring Sergey Chuprygin s.chuprygin@iplf.ru
International dispute resolution Baiju Vasani b.vasani@iplf.ru
International dispute resolution Andrey Gorlenko a.gorlenko@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…
 James Dingley  photo James Dingley James specializes in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings. He has…
 Andrey Gorlenko  photo Andrey Gorlenko Andrey is a leading expert in the field of arbitration in Russia,…
 Khristofor Ivanyan photo 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…
 Maria Miroshnikova photo 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,…
 Anton Pustovalov  photo Anton Pustovalov For 10+ years, Anton has advised on corporate law matters and supported…
 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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