What the team is known for
Exceptional team with an enviable cross-border transactional practice. Advises international corporates on acquisitions and disposals of Russian assets, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector. Further expertise in the financial services and manufacturing industries. Also regularly handles high-value joint ventures. Additionally, acts for international as well as domestic corporates on cross-border technology, telecoms, FMCG and banking mandates.
Clients confirm the team's reputation as one of the best in Russia, with a source saying: "They are attentive, diligent and always on hand."
"They are tough negotiators but they are not aggressive or stubborn; rather they want to reach a mutual agreement while at the same time trying to defend the client's interests. It was not an easy counterparty but they were quite efficient," an interviewee reports.
Advised Sberbank on the acquisition of a 46.5% stake in Rambler Group.
Managing partner Denis Uvarov
regularly advises domestic and international clients on complex public and private M&A transactions. He also assists with corporate mandates and joint venture establishment.
climbs to the top tier as a result of his impressive track record and extensive market feedback. He enjoys a robust reputation and is adept at handling high-value transactions. "He thinks quickly, he sees the bigger picture and he can negotiate thoroughly,"
a client reports. Another source adds: "He is very to the point and very precise in terms of what he wants to achieve."
US-qualified Lev Loukhton
displays an aptitude for M&A mandates and joint venture instructions in the financial, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries. "He is not just a partner in the meeting; he can resolve tricky issues with the counterparty,"
a client says, adding: "He is a good negotiator. He can find solutions."