Mr Alan Kartashkin > 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

Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Finance, M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Metals & Mining, Aviation

Position

Alan Kartashkin is a partner based in the Moscow office. Mr. Kartashkin advises boards of directors and special committees of independent directors of leading Russian companies on corporate governance issues. He has led some of the largest public M&A transactions in Russia, including the mergers of Uralkali with Silvinit and RTS with MICEX. Mr. Kartashkin has represented major Russian enterprises in public equity and debt offerings in the international capital markets, including premium listings on the London Stock Exchange, as well as in a diverse range of financing transactions.

Career

Mr. Kartashkin joined the firm’s New York office in 1996 and moved to the Moscow office in 2001.

Languages

English, French, Russian

Memberships

Mr. Kartashkin is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice law in Russia.

Education

Mr. Kartashkin received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1996, and a law degree with honours from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations in 1993.

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.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s recent work stands out most in the syndicated lending and acquisition financing space. The team also counts structured finance, refinancing work, and project finance among its key areas of focus. Its client portfolio includes high-profile Russian clients, including Novolipetsk Steel; indeed, sector-specific expertise include the metals and mining, as well as TMT and transportation industries. Practice head Alan Kartashkin has credentials in the aircraft finance realm. International counsel Dmitry Karamyslov and associate Daria Serebrova are also names to note.