The firm also advises a number of international corporates with interests in Russia and the CIS.
Alan V. Kartashkin
Debevoise Advises Uralkali in Buyback Programme of its Common Shares and Global Depositary Receipts with the Total Purchase Amount of up to $1.327 billion
Ranked as a leading firm in Russia for Aviation, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources: Mining and Private Equity.
They always meet deadlines, the quality of their work is superb, and they’re very flexible in finding solutions.
—Chambers Europe, 2018
Moscow-based partners are recommended as leading lawyers for corporate/M&A, banking and finance, and oil and gas.
—Vedomosti: Best Lawyers 2014
Ranked as a leading firm for corporate/M&A, real estate, and capital markets in Russia.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s corporate lawyers have wide-ranging expertise.
—The Legal 500
Alyona Kucher is ‘unique in her approach’, combining an ‘academic edge’ with ‘in-depth practical understanding of her subject’.
Debevoise’s team in Russia has particularly strong knowledge of energy and natural resources, including mining, power, utilities, oil and gas. It works regularly with the region’s most established companies in these sectors in areas such as finance, capital markets, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, international dispute resolution, real estate and infrastructure. This work has earned the Moscow team consistently high marks in the major legal directories over a number of years. Chambers Europe notes the office “has strong relationships with Russian clients in energy and natural resources.”
Debevoise’s Moscow office also has a strong transport practice, with particular experience in the aviation and automotive sectors. The team works regularly on internationally significant financings, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust and general compliance matters for major clients in these areas. It continues to be a sector in which the team is highly ranked in the major legal directories. Chambers Europe notes the team is “capable of handling some highly complex transactions” in these sectors.
Other key sector specialties in the Moscow office include natural resources, financial institutions, health care and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, media and technology.
Members of the Moscow team are qualified in multiple jurisdictions and work closely with the firm’s other international offices on a variety of cross-border matters. The Moscow office is also highly active in emerging markets, such as Latin America and Asia, as major Russian clients increasingly engage in opportunities in those regions.