Firm Profile > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > Moscow, Russia

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
125009 MOSCOW

Capital markets Tier 3

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s capital markets practice is led by Alan Kartashkin, who has substantial experience in advising Russian enterprises on a diverse range of capital market transactions such as public equity and debt offerings in the international capital markets, including listings on the London Stock Exchange, GDRs, buybacks and tender offers. His recent work includes advising Aeroflot on the sale of its quasi-treasury shares by its subsidiary Aeroflot-Finance, representing 4.84% of the Aeroflot share capital totalling RUB9.8bn. Natalia Drebezgina assisted Polyus with converting $250m in senior bonds into GDRs, which were listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Managing partner and M&A, securities and corporate finance specialist Alan Kartashkin at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advised Uralkali on the proposed delisting of its shares on the Moscow Exchange, and MegaFon on a $1.25bn buyback programme of its ordinary shares and GDRs. Maxim Kuleshov  assisted MegaFon with its recently completed transaction with SLV Group to merge the Svyaznoy and Euroset retail chains. Alyona Kucher handled a leading bank's acquisition of several mixed-use multi-functional offices and administrative buildings near the Moscow International Business Centre.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

At Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, highlights included advising Norilsk Nickel on a $2.5bn syndicated term loan facility with an international syndicate comprising 17 banks and financial institutions. Managing partner Alan Kartashkin’s broad expertise spans securities, corporate finance and aircraft financing. Also of note is Dmitry Karamyslov, who is noted for pre-export finance facilities, asset-backed financing and derivatives transactions.

Employment Tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP advises on employment matters in the areas of banking and IT. Dmitri Nikiforov heads the practice. Anna Maximenko is also noted.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s real estate practice is headed by the ‘very knowledgeableAlyona Kucher. Highlights included advising Sberbank of Russia on the acquisition of multiple office buildings, as well as assisting Transneft with the $1bn acquisition of the Evolution Tower office building in Moscow City.

Energy and natural resources Tier 5

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP focuses primarily on banking and finance transactions. Alan Kartashkin advised a mining company on its $2.5bn loan facility with an international syndicate of banks and financial institutions. Natalia Drebezgina handles M&A and capital market transactions.

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
Contact : Dmitri V Nikiforov (managing partner)
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