Ms Natalia Drebezgina > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
OKO Tower, 21 First Krasnogvardeysky Drive, Bldg. 1
Floor 41
Moscow, 123112
Russia
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Work Department

Corporate Governance, Capital Markets, M&A, Private Equity

Position

Natalia Drebezgina is a partner based in the Moscow office. Her practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, general corporate practice, capital market transactions and commercial and contract law. She has extensive experience in advising foreign and domestic clients on various aspects of the acquisition of shares and participatory interests in Russian companies, including antimonopoly and regulatory matters; negotiating asset and share deals in various industries, including gold-mining and the oil and gas sector; and advising foreign and domestic clients on various issues with respect to their shareholdings’ structuring.

Career

Ms. Drebezgina joined the firm in 2004 and became a partner in 2011. Prior to joining Debevoise, Ms. Drebezgina worked as an associate for a leading UK law firm in Moscow.

Languages

English, German, Russian

Memberships

Ms. Drebezgina is admitted to practice law in Russia.

Education

Ms. Drebezgina graduated with honours from Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), International Law Faculty in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > TMT

The team at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP regularly handles the most complex legal matters in the content production and information transmission and distribution industries, including broadcast and cable television, online media, telecoms, radio and print media. Transactional experts Alan Kartashkin and Natalia Drebezgina are the core team members.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Working closely with the London office, the Moscow-based team at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP handles a wide spectrum of complex transactions, including M&A deals, joint ventures, project financings and securities offerings, on behalf of some of the most prominent international natural resources corporations and investors. Managing partner Alan Kartashkin is the name to note for Russian metals and mining companies, and Alyona Kucher is the key contact for clients from the oil and gas sector. Natalia Drebezgina is also noted.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Acting for a number of prominent Russian public companies, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP focuses on M&A transactions and the related corporate governance issues. The team’s recent workload showcases its ability to handle matters in the energy, mining, telecoms and transport sectors. In addition, the department is well-versed in assisting clients with matters relating to the international sanctions regime; clients also praise its work on force majeure contractual issues arising in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. Natalia Drebezgina, Alan Kartashkin and Alyona Kucher lead the department, which includes practitioners qualified in the UK and the US.

Russia > Capital markets

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides a wide range of equity and debt capital markets-related advice, and has carved out a reputation for acting for Russian blue-chip companies as issuers. It draws on the capabilities of the group in London for standard and premium listings on the London Stock Exchange. The department’s extensive recent work in the debt capital markets space demonstrates its ability to advise on Euro and other types of bonds; buybacks and tender offers are also a particular area of strength. Key contacts include practice head Alan Kartashkin and Natalia Drebezgina.