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M&A and Corporate
The practice

Our practice, which was named European Corporate Team of the year at The Lawyer European Awards 2014, comprises Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, English and US lawyers.

Up to 90% of substantial deals that we support in Russia are governed by foreign law, therefore we have English qualified attorneys in our Moscow and London offices. Our practice is also distinguished for its experience in transactions related to special situations and complicated regulatory approvals, as well as those between large financial and industrial holdings.

To our credit we support landmark deals, including that between UC Rusal and Interros and Millhouse with regard to Norilsk Nickel, purchasing of 50% in Tele2 Russia by a group of investors, the METRO Group’s sale of real,- business to Auchan and the merger of Danone and Unimilk.

Our team in Ukraine supported the country’s largest M&A-deal between Altimo and Telenor, including obtaining the required antitrust approvals, and advised on dozens of other landmark deals over the recent years.

Our Minsk attorneys top the ratings thanks to their involvement in a number of deals crucial for the country’s economy.

Having the CIS-largest M&A and Corporate Law Practice we ensure comprehensive support of  client deals and day-to-day operations by teaming up with our tax, competition, litigation and arbitration lawyers, as well as experts in real estate, employment, environmental and finance law.


Our services include:

  • legal due diligence;
  • drafting and analysing business sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements (options, shareholder agreements) and other related documents;
  • structuring direct foreign investment, setting up joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances;
  • establishing and structuring businesses (including transborder holdings and special purpose vehicles), regulatory compliance;
  • advice on corporate restructuring;
  • negotiations and drafting commercial agreements;
  • completion of registration procedures at public bodies;
  • advising on corporate governance, setting up a holding management system, information disclosure, insider trading compliance.

 European Corporate Team of the Year (The Lawyer European Awards 2014)

“Clients praise the Firm for being “one of the best” Russian M&A and corporate advisors, “providing very high-quality services” (Chambers Europe 2016)

"Аccurate, up-to-date knowledge’ and ‘effective support at every level" (Legal 500 2016)

“The lawyers always deliver on their promises: if they say a document will be sent by a certain time, it will be done” (Chambers Europe 2015)

“Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners have an extremely strong Russia practice and Robin Wittering provides very good support on English law issues” (IFLR1000 2014)

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