Branan Legal

Corporate/M&A Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Active corporate advisory practice with a strong focus on corporate governance and structuring issues. Additionally provides due diligence services. Acts for a broad range of large domestic companies, often from the energy and natural resources, manufacturing, retail and technology sectors.

Strengths Clients note the team's experience in particular areas of corporate law. "In Russia, they're one of the leaders in corporate restructuring," a client says, adding: "They have very good negotiation skills. They're not just technically strong, they're also good at dealing with the other side. They are good lawyers, but also good mediators."

"We have big problems and a complex set-up. So we need someone who can handle that and someone who can work with that level of complexity. They need to deal with our bureaucracy and also cut through it and solve problems," another client enthuses.

Work highlights Assisted X5 Retail Group with corporate restructuring issues.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Maxim Bunyakin specialises in corporate restructuring. "He can give people the right advice and the right support, he can convince people of the best way to do things," a source says. Clients also note his tailored approach to mandates, with one explaining: "He really pays attention to the needs of the client. He is easy to work with."