Areas of practice: cross-border and domestic M&A transactions, joint ventures, project structuring and development.

Industries: energy and natural resources, trade shows, real estate.

Recognitions: listed in Leaders in their Field in Chambers Global for Energy and Natural Resources, included in Top 100 Market Makers by Commercial Real Estate magazine, listed in Best Lawyers of Russia, Energy and Natural Resources, by Vedomosti.


The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, USA. 1996. Master of Laws degree (LL.M.). Edmund F. Muskie/Freedom Support Act Fellowship Program.

Moscow State Institute of International Relations School of Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 1995.

Diploma in Law (J.D. equivalent); specialization in International Trade Law.


FIDIC Contracts, Commercial Real Estate, Risks of Pre-leasing, Commercial Real Estate, “Russian Oil Pipeline System”, “Regulation of Subsoil Use and Subsoil Use Licensing”, “Production Sharing in Russia”, “Energy Charter Treaty: The Russian Perspective”, “Quality Bank for Oil Transportation Systems”, Issues Relating to Oil Exports by Companies with Foreign Investment in the Russian Federation, Oil, Gas and Law Journal


Russian mineral fertilizers producer – USD 400 million acquisition of a gas condensate field

Russian investor – acquisition of a warehouse business in Russia and Ukraine

European fishery company – disposal of interests in the Russian fishery sector

Russian coal and power company — USD 125 million, USD 280 million and USD 450 million disposals of interests in Russian power generating companies;

Russian producer of petrochemicals – EUR 220 million acquisition of an Austrian trading company

Russian gas producer — USD 7.45 billion acquisition of production and LNG assets in Sakhalin area

Cyprus-based investment fund — acquisition of oil and gas producing assets in Western Siberia from an international oil major

US investor — USD 110 million acquisition of a natural gas producer in Western Siberia

European energy company – USD 200 million acquisition of oil & gas assets in Volga region

Consortium of oil companies — a major oil field and pipeline project in Azerbaijan, with particular emphasis on operations in Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia Russian trade show organizer – sale of a major Russian automotive exhibition to a consortium of two European exhibition organizers

International trade show organizer – acquisition of a mid-size Russian operator

Russian trade shows organizer – strategic cooperation with an exhibition facility owner

International trade show organizer – acquisition of a “flagship” exhibition project from the biggest Russian trade show operator

Russian investors – acquisition of a hotel & villas project in Croatia

Russian investor – acquisition of luxury real estate in Croatia and in Moscow region, financing of such acquisition, refurbishment contract with general contractor

U.S. investment fund — development of USD 80 million office complex including advice on joint venture issues, construction aspects arising in respect of such development, leasing of the project

Russian developer — Design & Build FIDIC based (Silver Book) contract, tender process

Russian developer — general contractor selection process and security package procurement for an office building refurbishment project

Israeli NGO — acquisition of a company holding real estate assets in central Moscow

Russian investor — FIDIC based (Red Book) contract for a ski resort development project