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Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 5

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s real estate practice is headed by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Alyona 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.

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