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DLA Piper
125009 MOSCOW

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Russia > Real estate and construction

(Rising stars)

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DLA Piper handles a wide array of property transactions as well as the real estate aspects of larger M&A transactions. The group is active in the hospitality and leisure sectors – an area of specialism for legal director Pavel Elnikov. On the construction side, the team advises clients on EPC contracts and other types of contractual arrangements; English and German-qualified Steffen Kaufmann and senior associate Anna Sitas are both key contacts in the practice, which is led by Sergey Koltchin. In March 2021, the firm significantly strengthened its commercial property offering through the appointment of a team from Clifford Chance; the newly joined group includes Marc Bartholomy and common law-qualified legal director Nick Diakoumis.

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow

DLA Piper fields a practice split between St. Petersburg and Moscow, with Denis Sosedkin and Constantine Lusignan-Rizhinashvili leading the groups respectively. The team has a well-established reputation for M&A work in the aviation and shipping, energy and natural resources, financial services, and telecoms sectors. The practice has a significant English law offering, reflected in the expertise of UK-qualified life sciences practice head Julien Hansen and US-qualified Kim Latypov. Notably, the group has experience in venture capital transactions; Leo Batalov is a go-to adviser in this space. Recent development includes the arrival of senior counsel Marc Bartholomy and legal director Nick Diakoumis who joined the team from Clifford Chance in March 2021.