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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
107031 MOSCOW

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has a strong reputation in the mining, energy and oil and gas sectors, where it continues to support long-standing client Lukoil with M&A transactions. Practice head Natalia Baratiants advised Lukoil-West Siberia on the acquisition of 99.9% of the shares in Chumpasneftedobycha.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s banking practice ‘demonstrates top-class expertise across a whole range of financial products and a solid understanding of the needs of every client’. Dmitry Shiryaev has extensive expertise across financial transactions, particularly within capital markets transactions. The practice is advising Utair on post-completion documentation and activity following the successful completion of its $809m refinancing of its debt portfolio.

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP's expertise in handling complex and sophisticated M&A transactions in the oil and gas and aviation space saw the team act for Lukoil in the sale of 25% indirect interest to Renaissance Oil Corporation from Marak Capital, as part of the partnership between Renaissance and Lukoil to develop the Amatitlán Oil Block in Mexico. Vladimir Kouznetsov specialises in deal structuring, cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate finance transactions. Managing partner Natalia Baratiants focuses on domestic and international corporate transactions. Svetlana Volevich and Alexander Shalaev are also noted. Ilya Rybalkin and Suren Gortsunyan and their corporate team left the practice to launch Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners.

TMT Tier 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides transactional legal advice to TMT companies. Vladimir Kouznetsov heads the department, where key clients include Stalendor Overseas Limited and USM Holdings. Anna Semashko and Sebastian Rice, who splits his time between London and Moscow, are other key contacts.

Firm Overview:
Recognised for its sophisticated clients and capabilities as well as its outstanding team of professionals, Akin Gump is a global law firm, with 21 offices and over 900 lawyers in a wide range of practices and industries. The firm’s steadfast dedication to providing exemplary client service and its visionary leadership have been key factors in its swift rise to the top of the profession.

Global Offices:

Abu Dhabi:
The Abu Dhabi office includes skilled lawyers with broad experience in fields that range from traditional strengths such as corporate, energy and public policy to more contemporary experience including renewable energy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, investment funds, information technology, national security and dispute resolution.

The Beijing office assists clients seeking both to enter Chinese markets and to extend their businesses beyond China. Its lawyers counsel Chinese firms as well as foreign investors in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other types of transactional matters.

The Dubai office focuses on advising public and private sector clients in a range of practice areas in which the lawyers have broad experience, including energy, oil and gas, antibribery, economic sanctions and other international trade controls, corporate, mergers & acquisitions, public policy, dispute resolution, and entertainment as well as other economic activity in the region.

Located in one of the most active centres for finance activity, Akin Gump’s Frankfurt office focuses on high-profile financial restructurings, corporate and finance transactions, disputes and regulatory matters throughout Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe.

The Geneva office serves as a platform for the firm’s international trade practice in relation to the World Trade Organization and other Geneva-based international organisations. Our Geneva lawyers also offer a wide range of legal services in transactional, financial, regulatory, international arbitration and litigation matters.

Hong Kong:
The firm’s Hong Kong office advises international and pan-Asian US and international clients with interests in China and greater Asia. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience counseling Asian and other international clients on corporate M&A, investigations and anti-corruption, finance and financial restructuring, global energy transactions, international trade and compliance, investment funds, litigation and dispute resolution.
*The firm’s legal entity in Hong Kong is Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, a firm of solicitors which is regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

The London office is the main hub for Akin Gump’s international practice. Core strengths include financial restructuring, corporate transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity), finance and project finance, energy, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, international arbitration, investment funds, international trade, EU competition and tax.

The Moscow office is the base for the firm’s practice in Russia and the CIS. Lawyers from the Moscow office work closely with Akin Gump lawyers and policy advisors in other offices around the world to advise clients with respect to transactions in Russia and worldwide; mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures (often in relation to energy and telecommunications), project finance, international arbitration and litigation and complex public law and policy matters.

The Singapore office advises US and international clients doing business in Singapore or through its markets and across South and South East Asia. Lawyers have deep experience advising international clients in project finance, investment fund formation, as well as regional and global energy related transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Energy Natalia Baratiants
Energy Alexey Kondratchik
Corporate/M&A Natalia Baratiants
Telecommunications Vladimir Kouznetsov
Telecommunications Svetlana Volevich
Corporate/M&A Svetlana Volevich
Real estate Vladimir Kouznetsov
Finance Dmitry Shiryaev
Private equity Vladimir Kouznetsov
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Natalia Baratiants  photo Ms Natalia Baratiants
Mr Alexey Kondratchik  photo Mr Alexey Kondratchik
Mr Vladimir Kouznetsov  photo Mr Vladimir Kouznetsov
Mr Dmitry Shiryaev  photo Mr Dmitry Shiryaev
Mr Alexander Trukhtanov  photo Mr Alexander Trukhtanov
Ms Svetlana Volevich  photo Ms Svetlana Volevich
Firmwide lawyers : 900+
Moscow lawyers : 18
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Beijing
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