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What the team is known for Visible on mid-sized M&A deals and joint venture projects. Also has extensive experience providing due diligence support as well as advising on corporate structuring and governance issues. Further recognised for its expertise in infrastructure projects. Represents a core client base of industrial, natural resources and transportation companies. Also represents private shareholders. The firm maintains additional offices in Volgograd and Krasnodar.
Strengths Clients appreciate the team's strategic approach and support. "We're working towards the same goal, which I appreciate. We've been shoulder to shoulder throughout the whole project. Their drafting is very good and they're good at seeing the bigger picture," a client says, explaining:"They're good at helping us to understand the procedure, the bigger process we need to keep in mind."
Sources further note the client-focused nature of the group, reporting: "They're always available, even late at night and on the weekends."
Work highlights Assisted Fortum with amendments to the structure of a joint venture with Rusnano, including changes to corporate governance.
Alexander Garmaev provides both transactional and structuring support to domestic clients, who appreciate his tailored approach. "He always gives you specific advice," confirms one source, while another adds: "We like him. He's quite creative, he finds interesting solutions." Another source explains: "He's very responsive and very dedicated, he's able to understand and handle all our needs."
Alexander Sitnikov advises Russian clients on corporate structuring and governance matters, often related to large-scale infrastructure projects. He also assists with transactional work. His advice is valued for its strategic perspective. "He gives good advice," a client confirms.