Alan Kartashkin is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Moscow office. His practice focuses on M&A, securities and corporate finance. Mr. Kartashkin advises boards of directors and special committees of independent directors of leading Russian companies on corporate governance issues. He has led some of the largest public M&A transactions in Russia, including the mergers of Uralkali with Silvinit and RTS with MICEX. Mr. Kartashkin has represented major Russian enterprises in public equity and debt offerings in the international capital markets, including premium listings on the London Stock Exchange, as well as in a diverse range of financing transactions. Since early 2014, he has been advising leading U.S., E.U., Japanese, Chinese and Russian corporations and financial institutions on the application of and compliance with, the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and E.U. on a growing number of Russian entities as result of the crisis in Ukraine.