Debevoise Conducted Internal Investigation Referenced in MTS Deferred Prosecution Agreement

11 March 2019

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP conducted the internal investigation on behalf of Mobile Telesystems PJSC (“MTS”) that was referenced as part of the Company’s cooperation in its Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”). The Company agreed today to a DPA, along with a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

Debevoise performed its work under the auspices of the MTS Audit Committee. The investigation concerned MTS’s historical activities in Uzbekistan that are discussed in the settlement documents. For full details of the resolution with the SEC, click here. Details of the resolution with the DOJ can be found here. The MTS statement on the settlement may be found here.

The Debevoise team was led by partners Colby Smith (Washington) and Jane Shvets (London and New York), and included associate Jil Simon (Washington).

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