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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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…)