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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Names International Counsel in Moscow
January 18, 2005

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Alan Kartashkin, resident in our Moscow office, has become International Counsel to the firm.

Mr. Kartashkin is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. He practices in the areas of project and equipment finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities. He has been recognized as a leading corporate/commercial practitioner in Russia by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2004-2005).

"Alan’s contributions have been crucial to the expansion of our corporate practice in Russia," said Dmitri Nikiforov, Managing Partner of the firm’s Moscow office. "His very unique blend of U.S. legal training and experience, coupled with his expertise in Russian law, makes him invaluable to the growth of our practices in Russia and other CIS countries."

Mr. Kartashkin received his J.D. in 1996 from Cornell Law School and his law degree, with honors, in 1993 from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in Russia. Mr. Kartashkin joined Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in 1996 and has been resident in the firm’s Moscow office since 2001.

The Moscow office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has 12 lawyers. The Moscow office’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, equipment finance, joint ventures and investment funds. Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. We have offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has more than 640 lawyers, including more than 100 lawyers in Europe.



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