Mr Richard Cowie > Dentons > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

White Gardens
7 Lesnaya Street
125196 Moscow

Work Department

Russian Corporate/M&A Practice


Richard Cowie focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. For over 15 years he has led high profile transactions in a wide range of sectors in Russia and the CIS, including e-commerce, technology, media and telecom, energy, FMCG, retail, real estate and construction and financial institutions. Richard is consistently ranked by legal directories and his peers as a leading lawyer in Russia.




English Russian


The College of Law, London, 1998, Postgraduate degree; University of Glasgow, 1996, M.A. (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

Dentons has strengthened its team with the recruitment of Vladimir Sokov, formally head of corporate practice at Pepeliaev Group in June 2018. The practice acts for an impressive list of leading clients from a diverse range of industries including Russian Direct Investment Fund and Gazprom, among others. The firm’s strong capabilities acting on high-value energy transactions are evident in Alexei Zakharko advising Gazprom on a joint venture with Shell for the construction and operation of an LNG terminal in Leningrad Region, and Maria Oleinik is assisting EuroChem with the sale of 100% equity in Severneft-Urengoy to the Novatek Group. In in-bound transactions, Richard Cowie is acting for a consortium of private equity and sovereign wealth funds concerning the acquisition of a 25% stake in the holding company of Pulkovo Airport. Christopher Rose is advising Sberbank Investments on the acquisition of an equity stake in Genser Group, one of Russia’s largest car dealers.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Dentons has notable capabilities in competition, private equity, finance and energy-related disputes. Mikhail Ivanov heads the Russia-wide dispute resolution practice, where he specialises in disputes between foreign investors and major Russian companies. Corporate partner Richard Cowie is active in private equity-related LCIA proceedings.