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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
107031 MOSCOW
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Partner; Energy & Natural Resources (Russia), Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability (Russia)


Natalia Baratiants is the partner in charge of Akin Gump’s Moscow office. She focuses on energy sector, and has extensive experience representing clients on cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and joint ventures. Ms. Baratiants represents major domestic and international oil companies in connection with their strategic alliances in Russia.

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Diploma of law, summa cum laude, Moscow State University, 1983; PhD in law, Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow, 1987; LLM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Natalia BaratiantsAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The most notable players in the oil industry, both those based in Russia and those with business interests there, regularly instruct the team at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. The firm is known for its ability to handle transactional deals, disputes, tax and regulatory matters for such clients. Practice head Natalia Baratiants focuses on structuring strategic and portfolio investments, as well as on assisting with cross-border acquisitions.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP stands out for its ‘unique knowledge of the client’s needs’. From corporate to project finance transactions, the group is a strong performer in the energy sector, where Natalia Baratiants is a key practitioner. Robert Aulsebrook, who splits his time between London and Moscow. Dmitry Shiryaev left the firm.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&A: Moscow

Acting as a hub for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s work across Russia and the CIS, the Moscow-based team significantly benefits from its seamless integration into the wider firm network. The practice adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to handling all types of M&A transactions; for cross-border matters, it routinely acts in conjunction with colleagues in London and Washington DC. Managing partner Natalia Baratiants leads the department. Svetlana Volevich and counsel Alexander Shalaev are also standout practitioners. Vladimir Kouznetsov left the firm.