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Marc Bartholomy

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Marc Bartholomy is the Head of the Corporate and Real Estate practices in Moscow. Marc Bartholomy has significant experience in all types of investment projects in Russia and the CIS, joint venture structures, acquisitions and disposals across a broad range of industries. He specialises in real estate projects, including acquisitions and disposals, construction, development, financing and leasing. He has been recognized as the most influential lawyer in the Russian real estate market by Top 100 Market Makers ranking for five years running (2012-2016).


University of Cologne, Germany 1991
Joined Clifford Chance, Frankfurt 1994
Admitted as a rechtsanwalt in Germany 1995


Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Within: Leading individuals

Marc Bartholomy - Clifford Chance

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Clifford Chance s’ ‘unique understanding of the clients’ needs and goals’ results ‘in perfect drafting and communication’. The firm’s corporate expertise in cross-border transactions is highly sought after by major private equity and sovereign funds including China Investment Corporation and Morgan Stanley. Recent prominent mandates saw practice head Marc Bartholomy  acting as counsel for the Russian transactions arm of China Investment Corporation $14bn multijurisdictional acquisition of Logicor, the largest private equity real estate deal in Europe to date. In other highlights, Arthur Iliev is working alongside Tokyo-based Yusuke Abe in advising the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on the joint venture with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and other agencies on a platform to support Japanese investments in the Russian Far East.  Life sciences specialist Torsten Syrbe  advised Pfizer on its $200m investment and collaboration NovaMedica.

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PPP and infrastructure projects

Within: PPP and infrastructure projects

Clifford Chance is well known for acting for major Russian and international financial lenders on large-scale PPP transportation and sanitation projects. Marc Bartholomy and Ella Omelchenko are the key contacts.

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Real estate and construction

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Marc Bartholomy - Clifford Chance

Within: Real estate and construction

Headed by the ‘extremely experienced’ Marc Bartholomy, Clifford Chance’s ‘impressive’ real estate and construction practice focuses on property-related transactions. The team assists Vi Holding with a $1.5bn development project involving the construction of office spaces, residential buildings and social infrastructure. Other clients include Norilsk Nickel and the Far East Development Fund. Nick Diakoumis, who is ‘a pleasure to work with’, and senior associate Anna Krutik are also highly regarded.

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