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Ivanyan & Partners

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Moscow, St Petersburg

Maria Miroshnikova

Work +7 (495) 647 0045
Ivanyan & Partners

Work Department

Corporate and M&A / Real Estate & Investments / Energy & Natural Resources


Maria Miroshnikova heads the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice. With 17 years’ professional experience, she advises on large-scale investment projects, M&A, intra-group and distressed M&A restructuring, capital markets transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and regulatory & compliance. Maria’s particular industry focus is energy & natural resources, metals & mining, and finance; the client base also includes companies from the trade, logistics, industrial construction, and media sectors.

Recent work highlights include advice to shareholders of the Russian gas processing and petrochemicals major SIBUR on the sale of minority stakes to Chinese investors: 10% to Sinopec for $1.34b (2015) and another 10% to Silk Road Fund (2016); the Russian TOP-5 financial group Otkritie on regulatory aspects of the acquisition of a diamond mine for $1.45b (2017); the Russian TOP-3 Gazprombank on a complex restructuring of $570m+ debt arrangements of the major Russian coal and steel producer Mechel (2016); and a leading Russian transport and logistics company on a $2b+ multistep and multijurisdictional corporate restructuring (2014).  


Prior to joining Ivanyan & Partners as a partner in 2013, Maria was a senior associate in the Corporate and M&A Practice of a large Nordic law firm and headed the international M&A group at a major Russian law firm


Russian and English


Member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2005


2003 PhD in Civil, Commercial, and International Private Law from St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
2000 Diploma with honours in Law from St. Petersburg State University (Russia)


Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

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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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

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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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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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