Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia

The firm consistently leads on the biggest, most innovative and market-shaping M&A work in the region.

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Ranked as a leading firm in Russia for Corporate/M&A. Also recommended  for International & Cross-Border Capabilities. Alan Kartashkin, Natalia Drebezgina and Maxim Kuleshov are listed as leading practitioners.

“They are great in capital markets and M&A, are flexible, can take on any project, and are ready to get advice from other jurisdictions.”

“They are commercial and they understand the business side of things.”

“They handle cross-border matters with a lot of professionalism. They are very efficient and have great connections in the Russian market.”

Chambers Global, 2020-2021

Law Firm of the Year for Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia

—Best Lawyers, 2020


Ranked as a leading firm in Russia for Corporate/M&A Alan Kartashkin and Natalia Drebezgina are listed as leading practitioners.

The team is “accurate, straight to the point, quick and calm.”

Chambers Europe, 2021

Ranked as a leading firm in Russia for Corporate/M&A.

“Responsive team” provides “a high level of service and strong project management.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018-2020

Ranked as a leading firm in Russia for Mergers & Acquisitions.

—IFLR1000, 2020

Dmitri Nikiforov

Alan Kartashkin

Natalia Drebezgina

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