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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Experience Spotlight

KazakhGold Group Limited in its $11 billion combination with Polyus Gold.

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Inter RAO UES in consolidating its assets (combined value in excess of $12.9 billion) through a series of M&A transactions and closed subscription for shares in Inter RAO UES.

Representative Clients

  • Aeroflot
  • Baring Vostok Capital Partners
  • Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Group
  • DaimlerChrysler
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • ExxonMobil
  • Goldman Sachs

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Ranked as a leading firm for corporate/M&A in Russia, with Dmitri Nikiforov listed as an “eminent practitioner.” Alan Kartashkin and Alyona Kucher are also listed as leading practitioners.

They always meet deadlines, the quality of their work is superb, and they’re very flexible in finding solutions for us.

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global

Dmitri Nikiforov

Alan Kartashkin

Alyona Kucher

Alyona Kucher is ‘unique in her approach’, combining an ‘academic edge’ with ‘in-depth practical understanding of her subject.

The Legal 500

Alyona Kucher

Experience Spotlight

Norilsk Nickel in strategic advice relating to its $13.1 billion sale of a 25% interest in its company to UC RUSAL.

Experience Highlight

Uralkali in its $8.1 billion merger with Silvinit.

Deal Highlight

Universal Cargo Logistics Holding in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Freight One, including the $3.75 billion financing of the transaction provided by a syndicate of banks.

Ranked as a leading firm for mergers & acquisitions in Russia. “Clients are very pleased with the work of Alan Kartashkin in the M&A team. ‘He's our key contact and arranges for the work to be done very effectively meaning people from the London office help us and the Russian associates in Moscow. This works very efficiently so we get service even when Moscow is sleeping. It's a good mix of Western banking practices with Russian transactions.


Alan Kartashkin

Ranked as a leading firm for corporate/M&A in Russia. “Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s corporate lawyers have wide-ranging expertise.

The Legal 500

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