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Alexander Krivchenkov

Alexander Krivchenkov photo Director of Legal | Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR)

A full launch of a legal function in a Russian export agency is a unique operation. Until the moment of EXIAR’s creation in 2011, there was no credit export agency in the country. Alexander’s achievement to develop a functional legal unit from the company’s inception is nothing less than remarkable, considering the lack of precedent …

Alexander Pakhomov

Alexander Pakhomov photo Member of the Management Board, Head of the Legal Affairs Unit | JSC Inter RAO UES

JSC Inter RAO UES (Inter RAO) is a is a major energy holding company in Russia that is involved in the production and sale of electricity and heat in the Russian Federation and abroad, as well as management of energy assets, engineering and supply of equipment. Alexander Pakhomov has been with the company since 2003 …

Alexander Rodionov

Alexander Rodionov photo Head of Legal | PNK Group

A qualified lawyer since 2001, Alexander Ronionov’s career has focused on corporate and real estate. He joined Russian warehouse property developer PNK Group in June 2008, with previous experience spanning private practice and in-house. From 2005 to 2007 Alexander worked at the Russian law firm Georgiev & Patners, while between 2007 and 2008 he worked …

Alexander Smirnov

Alexander Smirnov photo Legal Director | Moscow Exchange JSC

A bright and adaptive lawyer, Alexander Smirnov held senior in-house roles at several leading Russian companies, and headed Goltsblat BLP’s commercial law practice, before becoming Moscow Exchange’s legal head in 2013. Since his arrival, he reinforced the function’s ‘customer service’ by introducing a ‘satisfaction index’, which allowed internal clients to score team members. ‘Lawyers began …

Alexey Andronov

Alexey Andronov photo General Counsel | Megapolis Group JSC TC

Alexey Andronov heads the legal department at the leading Russian logistics and distribution company, Megapolis Group. One year into the role, he has already managed to implement an effective legal structure with the highest level of competency and to increase the role that the legal department plays in the company; ‘all decisions now are to …

Alexey Petrusha

Alexey Petrusha photo Senior Counsel/Legal Director (RMEA) | Parallels, Inc.

Alexey Petrusha has had a wealth of experience in the IT sector. Having previously risen from legal advisor to head of legal at Siemens IT Solutions (now Atos IT Solutions) at the age of 28, Alexey is now in charge of the legal department at another IT company, Parallels. Alexey’s relatively short in-house career is …

Alexey Shinkarenko

Alexey Shinkarenko photo General Counsel | A&NN Group

When he arrived at investment firm A&NN in 2013, Alexey Sinkarenko’s substantial private practice experience motivated him to convert the legal department into a ‘law firm’. To achieve this, he focused on providing the same quality of service, client commitment and sophisticated document management system. Alexey marks his team’s capacity to handle major projects and …

Alexey Smirnov

Alexey Smirnov photo Head of legal | Zefir Media

‘The work of a lawyer in the media sector in Russia, in my view, is extremely interesting from a legal perspective’, opines Alexey Smirnov, head of legal at Russian media sales business, Zefir Media. ‘On the one hand, it is exciting from the side of general legal work; on the other in terms of the …

Alexey Spektor

Alexey Spektor photo Head of Legal | SAP CIS and Baltic States LLC

Alexey Spektor is a lawyer with a diverse educational background, including a physics PhD, a civil law degree and a partial MBA. This has provided him with practical experience and commercial focus to successfully lead the CIS & Baltic States legal department at the German software corporation SAP for ten years. Through recruitment and mentoring, …

Alisa Mityaeva

Alisa Mityaeva photo Deputy Head of Investment Projects Legal Supportof Legal | Leader Asset Management CJSC

An internationally-educated lawyer with substantial experience in Russia and Switzerland, Alisa Mityaeva has welcomed the opportunity to supervise legal processes at the CIS’s largest asset management company. Alisa’s international experience means she is ‘able to apply Western standards to Russian needs’. When she joined Leader Asset Management in 2008, she and her team handled PPPs …

Anastasia Demenkova

Anastasia Demenkova photo Head of Legal | Gazprom Neft-Sakhalin LLC

Gazprom Neft-Sakhalin is a 2012 start-up project that focused on the acquisition of key assets on the Russian continental shelf. Immediately after being appointed as head of legal at the organisation, Anastasia became responsible for the ‘birth’ of a functional legal department and has ‘tuned’ legal processes to achieve a high level of satisfaction and …

Anastasia Nadezhdina

Anastasia Nadezhdina photo Legal Director (Russia & CIS) | Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

‘To me the legal profession is not just work that falls under my current job responsibility, but an opportunity to influence the legal culture as a whole,’ says Anastasia Nadezhdina, legal director for Russia and CIS at Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Anastasia’s legal career of over 15 years is full of impressive professional victories. Ever since her …

Andrei Zakharov

Andrei Zakharov photo Head of Legal | Sberbank Venture Capital

Sberbank Venture Capital, previously known as Troika Venture Capital, is the venture investment arm of the largest banking institution in Russia and the third largest bank in Europe. Its investments mainly focus on the IT, software, financials and financial technology sectors, covering both Russian and international companies. Joining from Rusnano almost three years ago, Andrei …

Andrey Lvov

Andrey Lvov photo Head of a Legal Unit | Vnesheconombank (VEB)

As head of a legal unit within Russian state bank VEB’s wider function, Andrey Lvov has contributed to the completion of several notable transactions. Among these, the project Tobolsk-Polymer (in which VEB was both borrower and lender) was named the Best Deal of 2010 by Global Trade Review. Meanwhile, VEB’s $30bn programme for the issuance …

Andrey Mikheev

Andrey Mikheev photo General Counsel | International Grain Company

‘I like that my job allows for relative freedom in my professional and personal aims’ says Andrey Mikheev, general counsel at the International Grain Company, a Russia based marketer and distributor of grains and subsidiary of Glencore, the global commodities trading giant. Managing a team of 45 people across Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan allows Andrey …

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