The Moscow and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton have advised PJSC Polyus in connection with a public offering of shares and depositary receipts and the listing of the depositary receipts on the LSE. Clifford Chance reportedly advised the banks on the offering.
Rodin & Partners, which describes itself as "an independent law firm with a focus on infrastructure, public-private partnership, energy projects and local and international dispute resolution," was launched in Russia on July 5, 2017. The firm consists of Artem Rodin, ex-partner of infrastructure, PPP and energy practice at CMS, and Timur Djabbarov, previously a senior litigation associate in the complex commercial litigation group at Dechert.
DLA Piper has advised Doc+, one of the largest Russian digital health startups, on a USD 5 million round of financing from existing investors Baring Vostok, a Russian private equity fund, and Yandex, one of Europe's largest Internet companies.
DLA Piper has advised Hungary-based Egis Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of the D-Panthenol brand, the second largest brand in the dexpanthenol market in Russia, and of a Russian gynaecology portfolio consisting of Vagilac, Feminal and Folacin brands, from Jadran-Galenski Laboratorij. CMS advised the sellers on the deal.
In recent years information security issues have become extremely important for companies in Russia and around the world. For example, in 2015, almost 300 million U.S. dollars were stolen from more than 100 banks and other financial institutions throughout the world. By the middle of 2016, FinCERT, the Russian system of monitoring of cybersecurity incidents in the financial sphere, had registered 21 targeted attacks aimed at thievery of approximately 2.87 billion rubles (approx. USD 48 million). In addition, during 2016, major Russian banks such as Sberbank, Otkritie, Alfa-Bank, VTB, and Rosbank suffered massive DDoS attacks.
The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie have advised Turkven Private Equity, the Akarlilar Family, and Mavi Giyim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.on Mavi's IPO. White & Case advised underwriters Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Is Yatirim on the IPO, which, with a market capitalization of TRY 2,135,300,000 (TRY 43 per share) and an offering of 27,311,350 shares, is the largest in Turkey since 2013.
In The Corner Office we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. The question this time around: Is your personal practice more or less the one you anticipated when you finished law school, or did it change somehow in the interim?