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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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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Skadden is serving as co-counsel to Megapolis, one of Russia’s leading consumer goods companies, in its $1.5 billion sale of two separate 20 percent equity interests in cigarette distributor Megapolis Distribution BV to Philip Morris International Inc. and Japan Tobacco Inc., announced on December 4.

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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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