Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia

Mergers & Acquisitions Constitute a Significant Focus for Debevoise in Russia and the CIS


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

The make-up of the team provides a significant advantage for clients. It is led by a group of lawyers in Moscow, qualified in Russia, the UK and the U.S. These partners are among the market’s most prominent M&A advisers. They are recommended for corporate/M&A by such international publications as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Vedomosti: Best Lawyers. They have an international perspective and a deep working knowledge of structuring the most complex deals in the region.

In addition to the Moscow-based team, the firm has a group of senior international partners renowned for M&A advice in Russia. This gives clients a significant advantage in cross-border transactions. The blend of the local and global is recognized by Chambers Europe. In listing the practice as one of the most prominent in Russia, the guide states that it “provides impressive cross-border support and top local knowledge to a selection of long-standing Russian and international clients.”

The team also has significant understanding of various sectors that allows it to advise on transactions using a deep knowledge of the specific commercial realities of a given industry. The team has extensive experience in mining and metals, energy and power generation, oil and gas, transport, banking and insurance.

The capabilities of the team have seen it build long-standing relationships with the region’s major corporates, who have trusted the firm with countless complex projects over decades. Chambers Europe has stated that “commentators are quick to point to the firm’s blend of Russian, English and US law advice as reasons for the firm’s on-going success, and also hail its excellent ability to cultivate important and lasting client relationships.”