Firm Profile > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > Moscow, Russia

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
BUSINESS CENTRE MOKHOVAYA
ULITSA VOZDVIZHENKA 4/7, STROYENIYE 2
125009 MOSCOW
Russia

Capital markets Tier 3

The Moscow-based office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP houses a team of Russian, US and English-qualified lawyers. Led by Alan Kartashkin and Natalia Drebezgina, the department handles capital markets transactions for large Russian blue-chip clients; it also assists with matters relating to buybacks and tender offers.

Practice head(s):

Alan Kartashkin; Natalia Drebezgina

Testimonials

The team’s advantages are the following: 24/7 support, its holistic approach, and timely and professional advice.

Natalia Drebezgina is a go-to adviser for structuring and executing capital market deals in Russia.

Alan Kartashkin has deep market knowledge and is great in communicating with board members.

Key clients

MegaFon

NLMK

Polyus

Uralkali

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has a notable track record in high-end public M&A transactions; the team also specialises in corporate finance work, corporate governance issues and general commercial and contract law. The team excels in the TMT, mining and metals, utilities, oil and gas, transportation and financial services industries. Managing partner Alan Kartashkin, Natalia Drebezgina and Alyona Kucher jointly lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Alan Kartashkin; Natalia Drebezgina; Alyona Kucher

Key clients

Alibaba Group

N-Mining

“Titan” Group of Companies

MegaFon

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Debevoise & Plimpton LLPs' Moscow and London offices work as an integrated multi-disciplinary group to provide legal assistance on upstream and downstream, onshore and offshore oil and gas projects. Core areas of expertise include advising on production sharing agreements, the structuring of M&A and joint ventures for oil and gas projects, and corporate governance, capital markets and financings. Managing partner Alan Kartashkin co-heads the firm's global mining practice and counts leading Russian metals and mining companies such as Norilsk Nickel, Polyus and Uralkali among his clients. Natalia Drebezgina is also of note for M&A and capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Alan Kartashkin

Key clients

Polyus

NLMK

Tatneft

Uralkali

Norilsk Nickel

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's work for its Russian blue-chip clients highlights its broad expertise encompassing corporate finance, asset finance and structured finance matters. The team regularly acts alongside the firm's London-based team on international issues. Managing partner Alan Kartashkin leads the practice, where counsel Dmitry Karamyslov and associate Daria Serebrova are also noted. Associate Olga Panfilova attracts praise for being 'smart and quick'.

Practice head(s):

Alan Kartashkin

Testimonials

Debevoise’s team is very active and is always able to find practical solutions.

We really appreciate associate Olga Panfilova, who is smart and quick.

Key clients

Nornickel

PJSC Polyus

Novolipetsk Steel

Uralkali

Employment Tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP specialises in handling employment matters in the technology and financial services sectors, with a focus on the termination of employees and remuneration schemes and policies. Regulatory lawyer Anna Maximenko is the key contact in the Moscow office; her practice spans contentious and non-contentious employment matters and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Anna Maximenko

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s department focuses on transactions and investments in the real estate sector. In particular, the team excels in handling contractual issues, due diligence projects and land use and development work. Alyona Kutcher leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Alyona Kucher

Testimonials

Great experience in Russia’s real estate market, coupled with deep understanding of industry trends

Alyona Kutcher is an excellent partner, who is very dedicated and experienced.

Key clients

Sberbank of Russia

Norilsk Nickel

PPF Real Estate

Goldman Sachs

Russian Post

Capital Group

Arena Star Group Ltd.

LLC “Titan-Polymer”

Metalloinvest

Department Name Email Telephone
Aircraft leasing Alan V Kartashkin
Aircraft leasing Alyona N Kucher
Corporate Dmitri V Nikiforov
Corporate Natalia A Drebezgina
Corporate Alan V Kartashkin
Corporate Alyona N Kucher
Corporate and project finance Dmitri V Nikiforov
Corporate and project finance Alyona N Kucher
Mergers and acquisitions Dmitri V Nikiforov
Natural resources Dmitri V Nikiforov
Natural resources Natalia A Drebezgina
Natural resources Alan V Kartashkin
Natural resources Alyona N Kucher
Real estate and land Dmitri V Nikiforov
Securities Alan V Kartashkin
Securities Natalia A Drebezgina
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Natalia Drebezgina  photo Ms Natalia Drebezgina
Mr Dmitry Karamyslov  photo Mr Dmitry Karamyslov
Mr Alan Kartashkin  photo Mr Alan Kartashkin
Mr Alyona Kucher  photo Mr Alyona Kucher
Mr Maxim Kuleshov  photo Mr Maxim Kuleshov
Mr Nik Kutnaks  photo Mr Nik Kutnaks
Ms Anna Maximenko  photo Ms Anna Maximenko
Mr Dmitri Nikiforov  photo Mr Dmitri Nikiforov
Number of lawyers : Approx 650
English
French
German
Russian
Contact : Dmitri V Nikiforov (managing partner)
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