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Danilov & Partners

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Managing Partner: Andrei Danilov
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: Chinese, English, Russian

Firm Overview:
Danilov & Partners is a firm specialising in cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions, antitrust, infrastructure projects, corporate finance, dispute resolution and fintech. The firm was founded in 2014 by a group of lawyers with international transaction experience, who are collectively qualified to advise on Russian, US, English, and Singapore law.

Main Areas of Practice:

5 partners; 6 fee earners
Danilov & Partners primary practice area is advising companies on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, commercial transactions, e-commerce and other corporate matters. The firm’s clients include multinational corporations, Russian privately held companies, private equity firms, financial institutions and high net worth individuals. It has advised on corporate transactions having a combined value in excess of US$15 billion since the firm launched in 2014. Danilov & Partners brings together superb lawyers with international law firm backgrounds within a small firm environment, where the firm can offer a level of service comparable to an international firm but at competitive fees. The majority of the firm’s lawyers are qualified in multiple jurisdictions, making the firm a popular choice for cross-border assignments. The firm works closely and have strong relationships with leading law firms in the main global financial centres (in particular, the Asian hubs of Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore). The firm is able to advise and assist on the wide spectrum of issues encountered in a corporate transaction – from deal structuring, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, legal support in raising finance to obtaining antimonopoly and governmental permissions and assisting with deal closing. It helps clients with the incorporation of companies, capital increases, share issues and, at the other end of the spectrum, bankruptcy proceedings.
Key Projects:
■ Advising a world’s leading provider of technology for oil and gas industry on its acquisition of a stake in a Russian manufacturer of spare parts and drilling rigs
■ Advising one of the largest international oil and gas service companies on the sale of its operational assets to a Russian state-owned energy company
■ Representing LUKOIL in an M&A transaction involving its retail fuel division, including providing escrow services in addition to the legal advice Key Clients: BHGE, LUKOIL, Era Capital
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
1 partner; 2 fee earners
Competition and antitrust practice focuses on advising clients on the potential competition-law impact of corporate transactions and obtaining antimonopoly and governmental approvals for investments in strategic sectors. The firm also helps clients to mitigate the risks and consequences of infringing competition and antitrust regulations. Recently, it advised Baker Hughes on the Russian merger and antitrust aspects of its massive US$32 billion merger with GE and an international oil and gas service company on the antitrust aspects of a disposal of its operational assets to a Russian state-owned oil company.
Contact: Nato Tskhakaya
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure Projects:
2 partners; 5 fee earners
The firm has helped clients to draft, negotiate and settle contracts for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of energy infrastructure. The firm is able to do so in an efficient and commercial way while at the same time making sure the clients’ interests are fully protected.
The firm’s experience includes successful negotiations with such contractors and licensors as Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan), TechnipFMC (France), Wison (China), Univation Technologies (USA), Cryogenic Gas Technologies (USA) and KBR Technology (USA).
Key Projects:
■ Advising a large Russian private oil company on a US$2.3bn gas project at Yaraktinskoe oil and gas condensate field, including its cooperation with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan) on the construction of an ethylene plant
■ Advising a major Russian independent oil company on an EPSS (design, manufacturing, equipment supply and site services) agreement with a high-end producer of helium equipment for the construction of a liquefied helium production facility
■ Advising clients on a consortium formation and tender in connection with the construction and operation of a pipeline in South Asia; and on the tender process for an oil refinery construction in Africa
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Finance:
The firm advises on a wide range of finance transactions, from straightforward bilateral loans to highly structured transactions, project finance, capital markets transactions, repos and derivatives. They cover regulatory and structuring issues, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, regulatory or corporate approvals, and ancillary matters.
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients:
The team advises high net worth individuals on all aspects of their business, personal and family wealth, and consequently has the experience to deliver the level of service that private clients demand. The firm's lawyers are well equipped to advise on the issues connected with equity investments and financial products, as well as in managing local professional advisers across a variety of jurisdictions.
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
1 partner; 3 fee earners
Danilov & Partners has a dispute resolution team with diverse experience in handling matters ranging from commercial disputes to disputes with governmental authorities, corporate conflicts and complicated bankruptcies.
The firm represents clients in matters before the state commercial courts (the arbitrazh courts) and courts of general jurisdiction in Russia in connection with:
■ Commercial disputes, including disputes relating to the invalidity or unenforceability of contracts
■ Contractual defaults
■ Financial disputes, including recovery of debts and damages, factoring, enforcement of bank guarantees, financial lease defaults and insurance claims
■ Disputes with governmental and local authorities
■ Corporate disputes
■ Real estate and construction disputes
■ Employment disputes
■ Disputes relating to intellectual property
■ Consumer disputes
The firm also assists clients in defamation cases, bankruptcy proceedings, foreign litigation, enforcement proceedings and international commercial arbitration. 
Contact: Nato Tskhakaya
Email: [email protected]

1 partner; 2 fee earners
The fintech practice of Danilov & Partners combines cross-border corporate and commercial and M&A experience with solid understanding of the blockchain technology and applicable legal issues. The firm helps with all legal aspects of the project.
To name a few areas, the firm supports clients with:
■ Selecting the right jurisdiction
■ Incorporating legal vehicles
■ Navigating the project through applicable legislative requirements (including structuring tokens and complying with securities regulations)
■ Drafting/amending all necessary documents like memorandum of understanding, non-disclosure agreement, token purchase agreement, SAFT and agreement with service providers
■ Drafting/amending documents for the website like terms and conditions, privacy policy, disclaimers
■ Reviewing marketing materials
■ Preparing legal opinions
■ Obtaining necessary licenses
Key Clients: CRYPTO20, Qurrex, Rega, Crypterium, Sambanx and Incremint
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]