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Herbert Smith Freehills

Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 1RussiaEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding M&A team boasting an expansive cross-border transactional track record as well as an impressive roster of large domestic deals. Acts for global companies, financial institutions and blue-chip Russian clients. Additionally, advises private individuals as selling shareholders. Broad industry coverage spans the financial services, natural resources, transportation and IT sectors. Also active of late in the retail industry. Further experience in handling private equity transactions.

Strengths

Sources affirm the team's visibility on highlight deals and high standards of work.

Work highlights

Advised Familia Trading Sarl and its four selling shareholders on the sale of a 25% stake in Familia Trading Sarl to The TJX Companies for USD225 million.

Notable practitioners

The "impressive" Alexei Roudiak advances to the top tier this year. He is held in high regard by market commentators for his extensive experience and hands-on approach in prominent domestic and cross-border transactions. "He has been there for quite some time. He has a strong personality. He is top notch," a source says. His clientele spans a variety of Russian corporate names, assisting them with strategic M&A deals.

Evgeny Zelensky is well equipped to assist clients with a variety of M&A mandates, with a particular focus on private equity. "He is client-oriented and efficiently solves the issues," a client says. He is US-qualified.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Russia

Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability


Alexei V Roudiak
Band 1
Evgeny Zelensky
Band 4

Private Equity


Evgeny Zelensky
Band 2