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 also currently listed by Expert Guides amongst Russia’s leading M&A, aviation, and corporate governance practitioners. IFLR1000 (2020) recommends him for both Debt and Equity Capital Markets and for M&A. The Legal 500 EMEA (2019) recommends him for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, M&A and Energy & Natural Resources. Previous editions of the guide note that he has “a deep understanding of Russia’s business environment of the clients’ requirements.” He is also included in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. In Chambers Europe (2020) where he is recommended for his capital markets and M&A practices, sources appreciate his dedication to clients, noting that “he always proposes very elegant solutions to difficult issues,” and “he is very hard-working, reliable and always available.” Previous editions of the guide praise him for his “ability to tailor any process to the clients’ needs,” and 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.” Mr. Kartashkin is recommended for capital markets and M&A in Chambers Global (2020), where clients say that “he is able to work under pressure on very complex tasks.” The guide has previously noted that 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., E.U., Japanese, Chinese and Russian corporations and financial institutions on the application of and compliance with, the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and E.U. on a growing number of Russian entities as result of the crisis in Ukraine.

Mr. Kartashkin’s publications include “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