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Ivanyan & Partners

KADASHEVSKAYA NAB., 14, BLDG 3., 119017 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Tel:
Work +7 495 647 0046
Fax:
Fax +7 495 647 00 45
Email:
Web:
www.ivanyanandpartners.com
Moscow, St Petersburg

Russia

Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Ivanyan & Partners

Ivanyan & Partners continues to be heavily involved in major project financings in the energy, oil and gas and mining sectors across Russia and the CIS. The ‘efficient and experienced’ team is headed by Daria Semenikhina, who has ‘comprehensive knowledge of different banking transactions’. Key clients include Gazprombank, Sberbank and Industrial Assets Fund.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 4

Ivanyan & Partners

Ivanyan & Partners is ‘always available to support the client and provide in-depth high-quality legal advice’. Practice head Maria Miroshnikova led the team in advising Gazprombak on its $1bn purchase of a 19% stake in MegaFon from Telia. Elsewhere, Sergei Kushnarenko assisted a leading Russian investment group with the acquisition of a 35% stake in Yuzhnye zemli, a part of AFG National Agro Holding, one of Russia’s largest agricultural groups. The practice counts Otkritie Holding, Mechel and shareholders of Sibur Holding as clients.

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 4

Ivanyan & Partners

Ivanyan & Partners has particularly strong capabilities handling commercial and bankruptcy-related disputes. The practice represented Bashkirdorstroy in an appeal challenging the Federal Antimonopoly Services' order to cancel a public bidding tender on a large road construction project. Alexey Kozyakov and Sergei Chuprygin are the main practitioners.

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

Ivanyan & Partners

At Ivanyan & Partners, notable work included advising Sberbank and Gazprombank on a $1.6bn syndicated loan financing to Messoyakhaneftegaz, a joint venture between NK Rosneft and Gazprom Neft. Maria Miroshnikova, who is ‘a strategic corporate lawyer with an excellent understanding of energy specific issues’, advises on major M&A and capital market transactions. Yuri Arkhipov ‘provides highly detailed and valuable advice’ on oil and gas project financing.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Ivanyan & Partners

Ivanyan & Partners 'has well-established personal relationships with its high-net-worth clients’, which it advises on tax structuring, real estate and asset protection, business strategy, philanthropic activities and succession. According to one client, the firm has 'remarkable capabilities in handling cross-border private client matters'. Name partner Khristofor Ivanyan is 'a good strategist and a subtle negotiator'; Mark Rovinskiy advises on private tax matters; and Yulia Chekmareva assists charitable foundations with taxation and operational matters.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Ivanyan & Partners

The key strengths of Ivanyan & Partners’ real estate team is its ‘ability to deliver remarkable results under time pressure’ and its ‘good expertise in managing large projects’. The department is headed by Alexey Kozyakov and recently promoted counsel Aleksandr Milosavlevich, while Maria Miroshnikova and senior associate Vasily Papkin are also recommended.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Ivanyan & Partners

At Ivanyan & Partners, experienced insolvency litigator Alexey Kozyakov is acting for Stroygazconsulting and its subsidiaries in complex bankruptcy proceedings and is advising on the terms of debt restructuring with its biggest creditor, a leading Russian bank, totalling $415m. In other significant matters, he is assisting Baledge, as the creditor, with the recovery of $166m of debt and assets from CentrO and CentrObuv retail chain. Sergey Chuprygin represents leading Russian banks as the main creditors in debt recovery and bankruptcy proceedings.

Leading individuals

Alexey Kozyakov - Ivanyan & Partners

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Ivanyan & Partners

At Ivanyan & Partners, practice head Dmitry Mikhailov specialises in tax planning, structuring and tax litigation; he successfully represented Aquanika in a tax audit dispute against the Russian Federal Tax Services. Partner Mark Rovinskiy has expertise in international taxation, including the tax aspects of cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, and restructuring for private and public sector clients. He is also recommended for contentious matters and is representing Fels, a Russian subsidiary of a leading lime supplier, in a precedent-setting dispute relating to the tax treatment of a debt-to-equity swap.

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