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Managing Partner: Andrei Danilov
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 6
Languages:English, Russian

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

Main Areas of Practice:

3 partners; 3 fee earners
Danilov & Partners primary practice area is advising companies on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, commercial transactions, e-commerce and general 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 of completed or announced transactions in excess of US$20 billion since the firm’s launch 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 that of an international law firm but at competitive fees. The firm works closely and have strong relationships with premier law firms in the main global financial centres, including New York, London and Singapore. The firm is able to advise and assist on a 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.
Key Projects:
■Advising an international 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
Key Clients: BHGE, Era Capital, Schlumberger
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]

Competition & Antitrust:
1 partner; 2 fee earners
The practice focuses on advising clients on a potential competition law impact of corporate transactions and obtaining antimonopoly and governmental approvals for investments in strategic sectors. It 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]

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. Danilov & Partners covers regulatory and structuring issues, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, regulatory or corporate approvals, and ancillary matters.
Key Project:
■Advising on matters of English law in connection with obtaining of financing through a repo transaction under TBMA/ISMA standard documentation
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
1 partner; 3 fee earners
The firm represents clients in matters before the state commercial courts (the arbitrazh courts) and courts of general jurisdiction in Russia in connection with:
■Contractual defaults
■Financial disputes, including recovery of debts and damages, factoring, enforcement of bank guarantees, financial lease defaults and insurance claims
■Corporate disputes
■Real estate and construction disputes
■Disputes relating to intellectual property The firm also assists clients in defamation cases, enforcement proceedings, foreign litigation and international commercial arbitration.
Contact: Nato Tskhakaya
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Infrastructure:
2 partners; 3 fee earners
Danilov & Partners advises clients on a wide range of energy projects, in particular in oil and gas sector. The firm has helped clients to draft, negotiate and sign contracts for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in the energy and petrochemical sectors. 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 negotia- tions with such contractors and licensors as Cryogenic Gas Technologies (USA), Honeywell (USA), KBR Technology (USA), Linde (Germany), McDermott (USA), Solar Energy (USA), TechnipFMC (France), Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan), Univation Technologies (USA), Wison (China).
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 large Russian private 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]

1 partner; 2 fee earners
Activity in FinTech sector continues to develop rapidly worldwide, and the firm’s lawyers are well-positioned due to their first-hand experience to offer clients the benefit of our sector insight, combined with financial services knowledge. The firm provides legal advice to startups and financial institutions utilising innovative technology in their business, including blockchainbased projects. The fintech practice encompasses the firm’s cross-border corporate, commercial and M&A experience. The world of blockchain is developing quickly, and you need agile lawyers who understand both legal and technical challenges. The firm strongly believes in the promises of new technology and stay on top of the recent developments. The firm helps with all legal aspects of a fintech 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 such as memorandum of understanding, non-disclosure agreement, token purchase agreement, SAFT and agreement with service providers
■Drafting/amending documents for thewebsite such as terms and conditions, privacy policy, disclaimers
■Reviewing marketing materials
■Preparing legal opinions
■Obtaining necessary licenses
Key Clients: CRYPTO20, Qurrex, Rega, Cryp- terium, Sambanx and Incremint
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]

2 partners; 3 fee earners
Danilov & Partners team has significant experience advising on issues of Russian and international taxation, as well as supporting clients on general tax issues.
Key Clients: Era Capital, Irkutsk Oil Company, Ortec
Contact: Andrei Danilov
Email: [email protected]