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I vividly remember my first deal ever. It was a debut Eurobond from a Russian corporate after the financial crisis in 1998. I was interning in the “summer boot camp” of a major ILF in Moscow right after the fourth year of my law studies. A first grip at a due diligence exercise, trying to understand what it was like to be a lawyer in private practice – not least to see if I actually wanted to be one.

Clifford Chance Moscow has advised a consortium of banks on a EUR 150 million syndicated facility for PJSC Chelyabinsk Pipe, a Russian manufacturer of tubular goods and the provider of integrated solutions for fuel and energy companies. The ChelPipe group was advised by Dentons.

Goltsblat BLP has advised AFG National on the sale of a 35% stake in its subsidiary Yuzhniye Zemli LLC to Volga Group Agro, a company consolidating Volga Group’s agricultural projects. The deal was signed on December 26, 2017.

Orrick has advised U.S. impact finance company FINCA Impact Finance in the divestiture of its micro-finance operations in Russia to Luxembourg-based Mikro Kapital. The transaction involved restructuring third-party financing from the EBRD, the MEF, and the responsAbility Fund. Mikro Kapital was advised by Italian/Russian law firm Carnelutti, and the lenders were advised by Dentons. 

A team consisting of 10 lawyers and assistants from the Makarov Law Office specializing in assistance in complex court disputes and bankruptcies has merged with Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners, with Makarov Managing Partner Roman Makarov joining as a partner.

On December 6, 2017 the Siberian Concession Company (consortium of the VIS Group and Gazprombank), with support from Capital Legal Services, signed an agreement with the Novosibirsk Region government on the constructional and operational procedures of the fourth bridge over the Ob river in the city of Novosibirsk.

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