Alan Kartashkin is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Moscow office. His practice focuses on M&A, securities and corporate finance.

Mr. Kartashkin is recommended as one of the leading lawyers for M&A, capital markets, private equity and aviation matters in Russia by Chambers and Best Lawyers. He is ranked in the top tier for Capital Markets, M&A and Sanctions, and listed as a leading lawyer for Banking & Finance by (2021). He is also currently listed by Expert Guides amongst Russia’s leading M&A, aviation and corporate governance practitioners. IFLR1000 (2021) recommends him for both Debt and Equity Capital Markets and for M&A. The Legal 500 EMEA (2021) which recommends him for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, M&A, Energy & Natural Resources and TMT, describes him as “a partner with a strategic approach and helicopter view” and as “the best person to navigate a client through sensitive issues and communication with board members and regulators.” Previous editions of the guide note his “deep market knowledge” and his “deep understanding of Russia’s business environment and of the clients’ requirements.” He is also included in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. Mr. Kartashkin is recommended for capital markets and M&A in Chambers Europe (2021) and Chambers Global (2022), where clients say that “he is able to work under pressure on very complex tasks.” The guides have previously noted that “he always proposes very elegant solutions to difficult issues,” and “he is very hard-working, reliable and always available.” He receives praise for his “ability to tailor any process to the clients’ needs,” and for the “combination of his personality, his accessibility and his experience.” Clients note that “he knows how to push things through, how to not waste time and he can foresee and solve issues before they arise.” He is “a versatile practitioner,” and “a go-to name” who “has real attention to detail but still doesn't lose the big picture on a deal, so clients can be sure nothing is lost on the way.” Mr. Kartashkin is also noted in Benchmark Litigation Europe (2018) as a “great communicator and smart lawyer.”

Mr. Kartashkin advises boards of directors and special committees of independent directors of leading Russian companies on corporate governance issues. He has led some of the largest public M&A transactions in Russia, including the mergers of Uralkali with Silvinit and RTS with MICEX. Mr. Kartashkin has represented major Russian enterprises in public equity and debt offerings in the international capital markets, including premium listings on the London Stock Exchange, as well as in a diverse range of financing transactions. Since early 2014, he has been advising leading U.S., EU, Japanese, Chinese and Russian corporations and financial institutions on the application of and compliance with, the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and EU on a growing number of Russian entities as result of the crisis in Ukraine.

Mr. Kartashkin’s publications include “UK Introduces Magnitsky-Style Human Rights Sanctions Regime,” Compliance & Enforcement (July, 2020); “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses U.S. Guidance On New Russian Sanctions,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (November, 2017); “M&A In Russia: Opportunities And Risks In The Current Environment,” India Unleashed (June, 2017); “OFAC Updates Russia And Ukraine Sanctions Lists, Issues Advisory On Evasion Of Crimea Embargo,” CEE Legal Matters (August, 2015); “EU Extends Ukraine-Related Sanctions,” CEE Legal Matters (June, 2015); “Russian Sanctions: Six Things Every GP Should Know,” Private Funds Management (December, 2014); “Buyback Of Russian Equities Through Tender Offers,” CEE Legal Matters (December, 2014); “United States Expands Sanctions on Russia, Introduces Limited Sectoral Sanctions against Russian Companies,” Pratt’s Energy Law Report (October, 2014); “News from the BRICs: Bringing Money and Data Back to Russia,” FCPA Update (July, 2014, Vol. 5, No. 12); “Capital Resources,” Mining Journal (September, 2013); and “How Russia joining the World Trade Organization affects aviation,” Corporate Jet Investor (November, 2012).

Mr. Kartashkin joined the firm’s New York office in 1996 and moved to the Moscow office in 2001. Mr. Kartashkin received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1996, and a law degree with honours from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1993. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practise law in Russia.


  • Cornell Law School, 1996, J.D.
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 1993, Law Degree

Bar Admissions

  • Russia
  • New York