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Baker Botts Adds Corporate/M&A Partner in Moscow

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Russian Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer Mikhail Semyonov has joined Baker Botts as a Global Projects Partner in the firm's Moscow office.

Semyanov had been at Linklaters for the past eleven years, before moving to Baker Botts.  He represents clients in major M&A and energy transactions in Russia and has experience in the establishment of joint ventures for both Russian-based and international clients. In recent years he has also advised multinational energy clients on major investments in the Russian oil and gas industry.

Maxim Levins, the Partner in Charge of Baker Botts's Moscow office, said that "Mikhail enhances our strength in providing counsel to clients on complex M&A transactions," and that "our recruitment of Mikhail demonstrates our continued commitment to maintaining the Moscow office as a global resource to our clients in the region or who are doing business here." 

Semyanov's recent work includes advising Rosneft in relation to agreements with ExxonMobil and Statoil for joint development of difficult-to-extract resources of hydrocarbons in Russia, and advising Gazprom on the acquisition of Sibneft (Gazpromneft) and Huadian, one of China’s major state owned power companies, on the formation together with TGK-2 of a joint venture project company to develop a 450MWt gas fueled power plant in the Yaroslaval region of Russia. 

Semyonov’s practice also includes providing corporate and transactional guidance to clients such as Unilever, Inchcape, and PepsiCo.