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Europe Guide

Corporate/M&A: Lawyers Based Abroad (Expertise Based Abroad) — Russia

Band 1

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

UK-qualified managing partner of the London office Pranav Trivedi receives universal praise for his close involvement in the firm's Russian practice. One impressed source says: "He's the man you want to work with on any international deal." Another interviewee highlights his vast experience in the region: "He has decades of experience in Russia and is brilliant on anything requiring a US or international angle."

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Band 2

Dechert LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Laura Brank is a notable corporate lawyer who divides her time between Moscow and London. "She sees things from the investor's point of view, and then figures out the legal solution to solve the business's needs," a source reports.

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Band 2

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Washington, DC-based, US, UK and Russian-qualified lawyer Olga Sirodoeva acts for Russian corporates involved in complex cross-border corporate projects. She is experienced in handling real estate and aviation deals.

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Band 3

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

From the Chambers Europe guide

UK-qualified Daniel Walsh is a London-based partner who remains focused on the Russian market. He regularly offers cross-border support and international advice to major Russian corporates. He has particular experience in the natural resources and telecoms markets. "He has real expertise in Russia and the CIS doing M&A," a source confirms.

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Band 3

Herbert Smith Freehills

From the Chambers Europe guide

London-based Tomasz Wozniak focuses on the Russian market and is regularly instructed by Russian corporates. He acted for Interros on its USD278 million sale of a 50% stake in Rambler & Co.

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Band 4

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

London-based Gareth Irving is an English law counsel who remains involved in Russian transactions. "I love working with him," a client enthuses, adding: "He's very academic but at the same time he keeps the real-world business in mind," and: "He picks up on all the little details that might impact a transaction and he always bears in mind the risks in the future for the client."

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Band 4

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Konstantin Kroll moved from the firm's Moscow to London office after Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP closed its office in Russia in early 2018. He is UK and Russian-qualified. "He can deliver results and get things done despite the time pressure. He is a strong negotiator and can find solutions in complex situations," a client says, while another adds: "You feel like a priority to him." He advises clients from a variety of sectors.

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Band 4

White & Case

From the Chambers Europe guide

Düsseldorf-based, UK and German-qualified Hermann Schmitt remains an active figure in the Moscow market, advising European clients on Russia-bound transactions and joint ventures. He assists European financial institutions with transactions and joint ventures as well as German corporates, including automotive firms, on corporate matters in Russia.

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