Akin Gump has advised PJSC LUKOIL in the sale of its 50 percent stake in Caspian Investments Resources Ltd. to China-based Sinopec for a consideration of approximately $1.1 billion. The permits to make the transfer were signed and approved by the authorities in Kazakhstan in July 2015. The deal closed today. (more…)

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Dentons, in cooperation with the Korean law firm Yulchon, represented the Korean company GS Home Shopping on the creation of the Big Universal Mall TV shopping channel together with Rostelecom (more…)

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Global law firm Dentons represented the owner of the Soseddushka retail chain on the sale of 100 stores in the city of Orenburg and Orenburg Oblast. The buyer was X5 Retail Group, one of the leading food retailers in Russia (more…)

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Dentons announced today that Maria Oleinik and Richard Cowie have joined its Corporate and M&A practice as partners in the Moscow office.

Maria Oleinik has joined from White & Case together with associates Victoria Gorbunova and Antonina Zhigalova. Richard Cowie has joined from Hogan Lovells. (more…)

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The London and Moscow offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP have advised Uralkali on a pre-export finance facility with a syndicate of eight international banks. The facility is for a total of $530 million, with the option to increase it up to $800 million. (more…)

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Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Andrei Baev has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the London and Moscow offices. Mr. Baev was previously a partner with Berwin Leighton Paisner and will serve as the Managing Partner of Chadbourne’s Moscow office, which opened in 1990 (more…)

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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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