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Sidley Austin was global legal counsel to the Nidec Corporation and Alrud and Kinstellar provided local assistance in Russia and Slovakia, respectively, on the company's USD 1.08 billion acquisition of Embraco from the Whirlpool Corporation. Linklaters, Pinheiro Neto Advogados in Brazil, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton were among the firms advising Whirlpool on the sale.

Karen Shakhnazarov, Darya Nosova, Inna Perelekhova, Natalya Pushkarskaya have been promoted to Partner at O2 Consulting, and Tatyana Safonova has joined the firm as a Partner.

CMS Russia has advised S8 Capital on the sale of ELT-Poisk — a motor insurance and lending platform that provides development and implementation of IT solutions for automating the interaction of car dealers, leasing companies, insurance companies, and banks — to an unidentified foreign private fund specializing in FinTech investments.

Akin Gump has advised PJSC Lukoil on its USD 800 million acquisition of a 25% interest in the Marine XII License in the Republic of Congo from New Age M12 Holdings Limited. Clyde & Co advised New Age M12 Holdings on the transaction, which was signed on June 6, 2019, and is subject to several conditions, including the approval by the government of the Republic of Congo.

Vinson & Elkins has confirmed that, following the retirement of Managing Partner Natalya Morozova, the firm closed its Moscow office at the beginning of 2019.

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