Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP announced today that Konstantin Kroll has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity Practice Group, resident in its Moscow office. Formerly with Jones Day, Mr. Kroll is a market leader in advising Russian-origin and international clients in M&A and capital markets transactions. (more…)

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Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has announced today that Julian Traill will join the Moscow office as a partner.

Julian has been based in Russia since 2008. He advises international and Russian clients in various sectors including financial services, natural resources, agriculture, transport and infrastructure, consumer products and retail, IT and pharmaceuticals. His practice focuses primarily on corporate, M&A and private equity. Julian has previously practised with leading law firms in London and Sydney. (more…)

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners announces the arrival of a new Partner, Dmitriy Glazounov, a leading capital markets and financial transactions expert, together with his team. Dmitriy will head the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Practices at the Firm’s Moscow office. (more…)

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Mark Withey has joined Dentons’ Russian Corporate Practice as Of Counsel from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Mark will be based in Dentons’ Moscow office. (more…)

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Michael Copeland has joined Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as a part of its Moscow team (more…)

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Alex Stolarsky, German Attorney-at-Law from Beiten Burkhardt’s Moscow office, has joined Dentons’ German Practice in Russia (more…)

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King & Spalding has recruited Maya Melnikas, a well-known figure in the Russian legal market and corporate and banking worlds, as a finance partner in its Moscow office as part of the firm’s continued commitment to develop its international finance offerings. Melnikas joins King & Spalding from White & Case, where she was a partner and co-head of financial restructuring and insolvency in the central and eastern European region (more…)

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Chadbourne & Parke announced today that leading capital markets lawyer Nikolai Mikhailov has joined the firm as an international partner in its London and Moscow offices. Mikhailov joins the firm from Clifford Chance, where he was heavily involved in developing the capital markets practice in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey and for providing US law advice on a wide range of emerging market finance transactions (more…)

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that highly experienced senior Russian banking and finance lawyer Dmitry Shiryaev joined the firm from Dentons on October 29 (more…)

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Global law firm White & Case LLP acted as the underwriters’ counsel in the initial public offering of ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond company with listing on the Moscow Stock Exchange. The deal is Russia’s largest privatisation transaction since 2006, the largest public offering of local shares in Russia and one of the largest resource sector offerings in recent years. The offering represented a transaction value of RUB41.3 billion roubles (US$1.3 billion) (more…)

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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised VTB Capital on a RUB 14 billion concession project related to the construction and operation of the toll-road bridges over the rivers Kama and Bui in the Republic of Udmurtia.  The project, which began in May 2013, will see VTB Capital provide a 15-year RUB 5 billion loan to the regional government for the construction (more…)

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Orrick recently advised I2BF Global Ventures, a global technology investment fund, in connection with a $20 million Series B investment in Dauria Aerospace. Dauria Aerospace is a global satellite services company involved in the manufacturing of micro and nano satellites and the development of machine-to-machine wireless communication and earth observation technologies (more…)

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