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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 legal professionals, Akin Gump is a global law firm, with 20 offices and more than 1,000 lawyers and advisors, advising across a wide range of practices and industries. The firm is well known for its commercial approach and its commitment to client service. With its innovative leadership, the firm has made a swift rise to the top of the profession.

Global Offices:

Abu Dhabi:
The Abu Dhabi office includes lawyers with broad experience in fields ranging from traditional strengths including 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 advises Chinese companies and foreign investors in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and other transactional matters, as well as helping clients to obtain necessary approvals for foreign investment into the United States, China and elsewhere. Akin Gump lawyers are well-equipped to help clients navigate both U.S. and Chinese law and assist clients in relation to both inbound and outbound transactions and investments.

Akin Gump in Dubai focuses on advising public and private sector clients across a range of practice areas including energy, oil and gas, antibribery; economic sanctions and other international trade controls, debt and equity capital markets, Islamic and conventional finance, corporate mergers and acquisitions, public policy, investment funds, dispute resolution, construction and engineering, 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 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. Akin Gump’s lawyers in Geneva also offer a wide range of international legal services in relation to 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 (including M&A and joint ventures) and private equity transactions, finance (including debt finance and project finance), energy, debt and equity capital markets, financial services regulatory, disputes, international arbitration, investment management (including hedge funds and private equity 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 management (including hedge fund and private equity funds), 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
Mr Robert Aulsebrook  photo Mr Robert Aulsebrook
Ms Natalia Baratiants  photo Ms Natalia Baratiants
Mr Alexey Kondratchik  photo Mr Alexey Kondratchik
Mr Vladimir Kouznetsov  photo Mr Vladimir Kouznetsov
Mr Sebastian Rice  photo Mr Sebastian Rice
Mr Dmitry Shiryaev  photo Mr Dmitry Shiryaev
Mr Alexander Trukhtanov  photo Mr Alexander Trukhtanov
Ms Svetlana Volevich  photo Ms Svetlana Volevich
Firmwide lawyers and advisors : 1,000+
Moscow lawyers : 18
Other offices : Abu Dhabi
Other offices : Beijing
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