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What the team is known for Reputable team acting for Russian and international names. Focuses on high-value M&A matters in the natural resources sector, including mining mandates. Recently active in the banking, real estate and TMT sectors. Works in close co-operation with its London office.
Strengths Clients value the team's focused approach. "Allen & Overy was able to provide practical solutions working to a very tight deadline," a client says, further describing the team as "efficient and commercially wise."
Work highlights Advised Etalon on its acquisition of a 51% stake in Leader-Invest from AFK Sistema.
Anton Konnov advises Asian and Russian corporate companies, including sovereign wealth funds, on strategic transactions across a broad range of industries. "He is good in negotiations," a source reports.
Bulat Zhambalnimbuev advises domestic industrial and energy giants on high-value transactional deals. Sources appreciate his pragmatic and client-centric style. "He is very responsive and client-oriented," a client reports, adding: "He's my go-to person. He's hands-on as well; he always knows what's happening."