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Managing Partners: Natalia Malyamina, Khristofor Ivanyan
Number of partners: 13   Number of lawyers: 90+
Languages: Russian, English

Firm Overview:
Ivanyan and Partners represents the interests of corporate, private, and public clients. With 90+ attorneys and lawyers in the firm’s offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Ivanyan and Partners is one of TOP-10 largest full service law firms in Russia advising on M&A and other corporate transactions, the resolution of domestic, cross-border and international disputes, infrastructure/PPP projects, private wealth, and tax issues arising from clients’ activities around the globe. The firm’s clients are large and mid-sized companies from diverse industries, both Russian and international, institutional investors, and banks, as well as Russian HNWIs/UHNWIs and nonprofit organisations.
At the same time, the hallmark of Ivanyan and Partners is its international practice, one of the few in Russia. The firm has unrivalled expertise in Public International Law, including investment arbitration proceedings, as well as foreign national regulatory and compliance legislation, economic sanctions, international commercial and fraud-related litigation, foreign investigations, and asset recovery. 

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Finance
Domestic Dispute Resolution
Energy & Natural Resources
Foreign & Russian Regulatory & Compliance
International Commercial Litigation & Arbitration
Private Client
Public International Law
Public Policy & GR
Real Estate & Investments

Banking & Finance:
Advice on both providing and attracting financing, including working capital facilities, project and PPP financing, acquisition of assets and stakes, (pre-) export financing, debt refinancing, and restructuring.
Daria Semenikhina and Dmitry Kuzmin
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Representing clients in all types of competition law cases, including cartel investigation, anti-competitive agreements, public procurement, state aid, abuse of dominance, and mergers.
Contact: Ekaterina Smirnova
Email: [email protected]

Advising on large public and private M&As in Russia and abroad and rendering a full range of related services, including securities, corporate structuring and governance, merger control and strategic investment filings, licensing, and insolvency and liquidation.
Contact: Maria Miroshnikova and Sergey Kushnarenko
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Domestic Dispute Resolution:
Representing clients in Russian state courts and commercial arbitration tribunals, mainly in major commercial disputes. These typically include disputes out of SHAs and on mandatory share buyouts, challenging corporate transactions/actions, debt recovery out of supply, loan and construction agreements, and foreclosures. Another focus is challenging statutory actions and tax-, competition-, and IP-related disputes before state regulatory authorities.
Contacts: Sergey Chuprygin and Alexey Kozyakov
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
Advising investors, traders, engineering and transportation companies, and state authorities on structuring and implementing large-scale exploration, construction, and field production projects, including PSAs, EPC contracts, drilling and service contracts, and all related regulatory, licensing, corporate, finance, and litigation issues.
Contact: Yuri Arkhipov
Email: [email protected]

Foreign & Russian Regulatory & Compliance:
Advising globally operating companies on compliance with EU and member state sanction policies and US sanctions, including OFAC- and EAR-related matters, as well as local and foreign investors on Russian regulatory issues, e.g. investments in strategic companies; AML legislation; and design, upgrade, and application of compliance systems and policies.
Contacts: Khristofor Ivanyan and Mark Rovinskiy
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Representing distressed businesses and their creditors in large-scale and complex bankruptcy litigation, both nationally and transnationally, and advising on debt restructuring, crisis management and financing, and company reorganisation.
Contacts: Alexey Kozyakov and Sergey Chuprygin
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

International Commercial Litigation & Arbitration:
Taking the lead in transnational disputes in on- and off-shore jurisdictions, in particular representing clients in commercial, corporate, real estate, and fraud-related litigation; pursuing foreign investigations, asset tracing, and recovery; and advising on insolvency.
Contacts: Baiju Vasani and Andrey Gorlenko
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Private Client:
Advising (ultra) high-net-worth individuals and families, their family offices, and their advisors on all legal and tax issues regarding asset, real estate, business, philanthropic, and succession planning and management.
Contacts: Yulia Chekmareva and Khristofor Ivanyan
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Public International Law:
Acting for public clients in proceedings before international courts, e.g. for the Russian state in disputes before the ECHR and ICJ.
Contacts: Vasily Torkanovskiy and Baiju Vasani
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Public Policy & Government Relations:
Providing support in all legal aspects of communications between business and the Russian state at all levels. The focus areas are legislative analysis, risk assessment, representing the interests of companies in dealings with public authorities, developing legislative and regulatory acts, and advising on current regulatory requirements and regulations.
Contacts: Natalia Malyamina and Khristofor Ivanyan
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate & Investments:
Leading on large and mid-sized real asset investment projects in Russia and abroad. Services range from setting up investment structures in various jurisdictions to advice on real estate transactions, financing, and management; land, water, and surface rights; development, industrial construction, and PPP projects; environmental and regulatory compliance; tax structuring; and real estate dispute resolution.
Contacts: Alexander Milosavlevich and Alexey Kozyakov
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Providing all-around tax planning advice for corporations and private clients, including tax structuring of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and wealth planning for UHNWIs/ HNWIs, as well as tax disputes, with an emphasis on pre-trial resolution.
Contacts: Dmitry Mikhailov and Mark Rovinskiy
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]