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.

“Reactive, creative and extremely customer-minded.”

“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, 2020-2022

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.

“The team is able to cover almost any issue and is highly qualified for complex transactions.”

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

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018-2021

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

—IFLR1000, 2020

Dmitri Nikiforov

Alan Kartashkin

Natalia Drebezgina

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