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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
123100 MOSCOW

Work Department

Corporate / M&A


Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A (Russia)


Anton has been responsible for establishing Corporate / M&A practice of the firm in Russia, has been heading it since then leading the team to have become one the largest, most resourceful, diversified, versatile and most sought after by clients.
He has supervised M&A, PE and JV deals in various sectors, with particular emphasis on energy / natural resources, real estate and infrastructure, retail and consumer goods, banking and finance, TMT, and industrial manufacturing.
Anton has handled a number of corporate restructuring projects, including pre-IPO and / or pre-private equity scenarios involving due diligence on groups of companies, risk identification, development of solutions for optimising corporate structures and implementation of restructuring programmes.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

(Leading individuals)

Anton SitnikovBryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

Praised for its ‘legal expertise, industry knowledge and sound business judgement’, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP handles a wide range of M&A and joint venture transactions. The group has a strong offering in the energy and natural resources industry, and has been notably active in the mining sector, where it attracts mandates from large clients including Swedish gold exploration company Kopy Goldfields; group head Anton Sitnikov and Matvey Kaploukhiy both have extensive energy sector experience. The team has also seen an uptick in technology sector mandates; clients single out TMT practice head Ekaterina Dedova in this space. Managing partner Andrey Goltsblat is a key contact for investment law matters.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is able to leverage the cross-departmental expertise provided by specialists at its 30 global offices to advise key players from the natural resources, oil and gas, and mining sectors at every stage of the production cycle. Practice head Aydin Jebrailov, noted by one client as an ‘outstanding specialist in his field‘, is equally adept at handling transactional and regulatory matters, and also has comprehensive experience of complex reorganisations and transfers of subsoil rights. Corporate specialists Anton SitnikovMatvey Kaploukhiy and Anton Panchenkov are noted for their work on M&A and joint ventures. Yury Babichev, who was promoted to the partnership in January 2021, handles contentious matters.