Experience

    • AXA in the acquisition of Bermuda-based XL/Catlin Group for $15.3 billion in connection with insurance M&A and regulatory matters.
    • A major Russian gold-mining company in the development and implementation of a sanctions compliance program, including the elaboration of policies and procedures.
    • Schneider Electric in its acquisition of a 50% interest and further consolidation of a 100% stake in ZAO Group of Companies Electroshield – TM Samara.
    • Freight One in the acquisition of a rail transport operator from Severstal.
    • Sberbank in its joint venture with BNP Paribas to establish a finance bank in Russia.
    • The principal shareholders in the sale of a controlling shareholding in Karo Film Group to a consortium of private equity investors.
    • Pirelli in its joint venture with Russian Technologies State Corporation to set up a tire manufacturing business with SIBUR Holding, including regulatory aspects and employment issues.
    • Société Générale in a record-setting $2.3 billion multi-stage acquisition of Rosbank from Interros Group.
    • Bank Hapoalim in the prospective acquisition of 78% of SDM Bank.
    • Nordea Bank in its $313.7 million acquisition of a 75% stake in Orgresbank.
    • Bank of Cyprus in the $576 million acquisition of an 80% stake in Uniastrum Bank.
    • The merger of two major Russian banks.
    • Svenska Handelsbanken in setting up a Russian subsidiary and related regulatory and employment issues.
    • A Russian investment company in the restructuring of its group consisting of investment, management and development companies (including antitrust filings with the FAS of Russia).
    • Uralkali in various antitrust matters related to its business operations following a merger with Silvinit in Russia and worldwide.
    • A leading Russian company in the implementation of an antitrust compliance program.
    • A major IT company in a case on the abuse of a dominant position initiated against it by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) and as a third party in a case initiated by FAS against OEMs.
    • One of the top-10 global gold producers in the aspects of strategic investment law regulation.
    • A leading Russian company with listing of securities on the London Stock Exchange in preparation of a comprehensive sanctions compliance policy to ensure the compliance of the company with relevant laws and regulations of the U.S., EU, UK, Switzerland and other relevant jurisdictions.
    • Forest Laboratories in its distribution agreement with a Russian pharmaceutical company.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in a compliance review of policies, procedures and practices on free distribution of samples, random sampling, tenders and provision of discounts.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in a contract manufacturing arrangement for the manufacture of a vaccine and its further marketing and sale.
    • Leading pharmaceutical companies in the implications of the regulation of the interaction of medical representatives and medical professionals.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in a compliance review of employment and migration practices, policies and procedures.
    • Leading pharmaceutical company in agreements for the conduct of clinical trials.
    • The Russian subsidiary of a U.S. company in all aspects of its Russian operations, including the marketing and sale of biologically active substances.
    • Médecins Sans Frontières in the licensing of pharmaceutical operations in Russia and provision of medical services.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in employment arrangements in the Far North and other similar regions.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in a case of unfair competition.
    • A leading pharmaceutical company in the Russian aspects of the prospective acquisition of Solvay Pharmaceuticals.
    • TOLMAR, an international pharmaceutical group, in various employment matters.
    • Zurich Insurance in the sale of Zurich Russia's general insurance business to Olma, restructuring of its Russian global corporate business and related employment issues.
    • American International Group in the sale of its stake in OJSC Russian Re.
    • AIG Russia in establishing a Russian subsidiary of AIG Europe SA.
    • ALICO in the acquisition of 49% of the shares in AIG Russia from AIG and 51% of the shares in AIG Russia from ZAO Master-D.
    • A major insurance company on the sale of its life insurance division.
    • Major insurance companies on charter capital increases.
    • A leading U.S. investment bank in various employment matters, including compensation of its management.
    • A major insurance company in issues related to the protection of commercial secrets and termination of employment.
    • Sberbank of Russia in employment aspects of its joint venture with BNP Paribas.
    • A subsidiary of a European bank in a compliance review of certain operations in Russia and its potential relocation from one Russian region to another and some other issues.
    • Lurgi, a leading German company in proprietary technologies and licenses, in various employment matters, including structuring of the engagement of foreign employees and secondment of foreign personnel to Russia.
    • A Russian company on use of off-balance sheet entities to attract investments in the company’s capital structures including through subordinated loans.
    • Polyus Gold International in the structuring and implementation of a long term incentive plan and employment-related issues.
    • Ingenico in the employment aspects of the acquisition of an IT business and structuring of employment relations with key employees.
    • Exxon Mobil in various employment matters, including secondment of personnel and engagement of foreign employees and secondees.
    • Several top executives of Russian public companies in connection with employment and termination agreements.
    • A subsidiary of a European bank on termination of the employment of its Chief Executive Officer and employment of a new CEO.
    • Several major Russian and foreign companies in stock option plans, phantom option plans and other compensation schemes.
    • Nordic Capital in employment-related matters.
    • A major Russian bank and its foreign subsidiaries on the protection and cross-border transfer of data.
    • A leading Russian company in the protection of commercial secrets and the development of the relevant internal regulations.
    • A leading U.S. investment bank on the development of standard depository agreement.
    • A leading U.S. investment bank on the safekeeping and processing of personal data and the transfer of banking secrecy data.
    • A Russian telecommunications company and its audit committee in a review of transactions relating to the operations of one of the company’s Central Asian subsidiaries.
    • A leading IT company in cross-border data transfer and related policies and procedures.
    • The Russian subsidiary of a leading Western company in several employment litigations.
    • The Russian subsidiary of a leading Western company in issues related to transfers and redundancies of employees, dealings with trade unions, imposition of disciplinary sanctions and termination of employees due to performance issues.
    • A Russian company in the analysis of regulation and structure of an asset-backed ICO.
    • A Russian investment company on matters related to creation of a cryptoexchange.
    • Block.one on the status of tokens associated with the open-source blockchain software platform that it intends to build to allow parallel processing of transactions across various blockchains and other regulatory implications of this project under Russian law.
    • DataWallet on the status of tokens associated with its distributed ledger technology for data exchange transactions and other regulatory implications of this project under Russian law.
    • StreamSpace on the status of tokens associated with its platform for distribution of films based on blockchain principles and other regulatory implications of this project under Russian law.
    • Sweetbridge on the status of tokens associated with its supply-chain management blockchain platform and other regulatory implications of this project under Russian law.
    • Nuggets on the status of tokens associated with its decentralized identity-verification and information exchange application and other regulatory implications of this project under Russian law.
    • DisLedger on the status of tokens associated with its distributed ledger technology to conduct high-volume transaction processing and other regulatory implications of this project under Russian law.
    • Autodidactic Fintech on various regulatory issues arising from offering tokens to Russians.
    • The Mosaic of Happiness Fund in setting up a private integrated nursery school in Moscow that supports integration of children with disabilities and refugee children into the local society.

Education

  • Saratov State Academy of Law, 1999, Law Degree