Mr Konstantin Kroll > Dentons > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
White Gardens
7 Lesnaya Street
125196 Moscow
Russia

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets

Position

Konstantin is a leading M&A and capital markets lawyer and arbitrator, recognized on numerous occasions by Chambers and IFLR 1000. Triple qualified as a Russian advocate, solicitor of Senior Courts of England and Wales, and Irish solicitor (non-practicing), he has over two decades of experience advising corporate clients and financial institutions on complex cross-border transactions in Russia and the broader Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Konstantin’s practice concentrates on M&A, joint ventures, international arbitration, debt and equity capital markets transactions, structured finance and derivatives. He also has significant experience in project finance, bankruptcies and restructurings.

Konstantin is an accredited arbitrator at the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (RIMA) and the Arbitration Center at the RSPP, the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (International and Investment Disputes Panel). He is a member (MCIArb) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London.

Konstantin is a visiting lecturer at Moscow State University and the Higher School of Economics.

Career

Partner, Dentons, Moscow, 2019-present
Partner, Orrick, Moscow and London, 2014-2019
Partner, Jones Day, Moscow, 2011-2014
Partner, Allen & Overy, Moscow, 2008-2011

Languages

Russian, English

Memberships

Law Society, England and Wales

Moscow Bar Association

Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (RIMA), accredited arbitrator

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), member (MCIArb)

International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA), CEE/CIS Committee

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Education

International Primary Market Association, 2002, Diploma in Capital Markets Law and Practice
The University of Manchester, 2001
Moscow State University, 1998, J.D., Diploma in Law

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

At Dentons, the dispute resolution group acts for national and international clients in matters involving Russian law. The practice’s work encompasses international arbitration, the enforcement of arbitral awards domestically and parallel proceedings. Benefitting significantly from the firm’s European network, the department cooperates closely with the London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin groups. In Russia, the practice is split between St. Petersburg and Moscow, with Mikhail Ivanov and Roman Zaitsev leading the teams respectively. Richard Cowie  is also a key name to note and focuses on arbitration involving corporate and commercial issues. In mid-2019, the Moscow-based practice expanded its cross-border capacity with the arrival of corporate and financial law specialist Konstantin Kroll from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s London office.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Dentons‘ Moscow office was bolstered by the arrival of Konstantin Kroll, the former head of Russia and CIS at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, in July 2019. Kroll’s practice covers M&A, joint ventures, debt and equity capital markets transactions, structured and project finance, and arbitration in the sector. The firm remains highly active in nationally significant projects across the CIS region. Recent mandates include advising Resero Power on the structuring and financing of waste-to-power plants in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Alexei Zakharko heads the energy practice.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Dentons handles corporate and M&A transactions for a variety of clients spanning French, German, Japanese, Korean and Chinese companies. Clients praise the group’s market-leading expertise across multiple sectors, with particular emphasis on the pharmaceuticals industry; Richard Cowie stands out in this arena. Managing partner Alexei Zakharko focuses his practice on energy sector transactions. The team also recently expanded its M&A department following Konstantin Kroll‘s recruitment from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP’s office in London. Mathieu Fabre-Magnan heads up the department, where Vladimir Sokov and Maria Oleinik are also noted.