DS Law

Corporate/M&A Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Enters the mid-market rankings this year thanks to strong market recognition. Provides Russian law transactional support to mid-sized private equity and venture capital funds investing in Russia, often in relation to fintech investments. Also assists corporate clients with day-to-day corporate issues. Active in domestic M&A. Maintains offices in both Moscow and St Petersburg.

Strengths Sources note the group's client care as a strength. "We don't have time or patience and they're very quick and very reactive. They can draft documents ASAP," a client reports, while another adds: "They can give commercial advice as well as legal advice. They work quickly, they understand what we want as a client."

Work highlights Provided Russian law support to Target Global on its acquisition of a stake in Blackmoon.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Alexander Filimonov is a key client contact.