M&A & Private Equity

Lawyers from the Transactions and Corporate Law Practice provide advice to clients on a wide range of legal matters of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions at any stage.

Areas of Expertise

  • Providing legal support in local and cross-border transactions in the area of mergers and acquisitions under Russian and foreign law
  • Structuring
  • Restructuring entities involved in a transaction
  • Joint ventures
  • Legal expert review
  • Business restructuring
  • Private equity

Recent Cases

  • Provided legal support to the investment fund CVC Capital Partners within the framework of a transaction for the sale of Paroc Group, the European producer of mineral cotton products, to Owens Corning, the producer of insulation and roofing materials. The transaction amount was about EUR 900million (USD 1.04 billion)
  • Provided advice to Neste Corporation concerning the sale of its retail fuel business in Russia consisting of 75 filling stations and a fuel terminal in St. Petersburg. Provided legal support in a multiple-stage bidding process, developed and negotiated transaction documents, and participated in the drafting and signing of agreements concerning the work of the filling stations and the terminal under the Neste brand after closing the transaction
  • Provided legal assistance to STADA with respect to the acquisition of Aqualor product line for treatment of sinusitis and tonsillitis
  • Provided legal support to a British venture investment fund in acquiring a share in a Russian IoT start-up, and provided advice concerning subsequent investments in the company to develop the IoT project
  • Represented Vitruvian Partners, the British direct investment fund, in the acquisition of a majority block of shares of Accountor group (the largest provider of financial, account and HR services in the Northern Europe)
  • Provided advice to a major Finnish investment group in the field of real estate on separate matters associated with the group being acquired by an investment fund
  • Provided legal support to Procuritas Capital Investors, the Swedish investment fund, in connection with its acquisition of a climate equipment production holding
  • Provided legal support as the Russian advisor of IDAVANG Group concerning the issuing of bonds in Denmark. Our work included conducting due diligence of the Russian part of the group, as well as providing advice concerning different financing aspects and establishing a number of security obligations in Russia



Chambers Europe

  • General Business Law: St Petersburg (Band 2: 2013 – 2020)

Chambers Europe | 2020
“They understand the commercial implications and nuances of a deal, so they are able to provide more holistic advice.”

Chambers Europe | 2019
“Clients appreciate the team’s knowledge of the market and its ability to “explain often complex bureaucratic matters in practical ways.”
“They are client-oriented and they work 24/7.”

IFLR 1000

  • M&A (Tier 4: 2017 – 2021)

IFLR 1000 | 2019
“The team is very responsive, hard-working and solution-orientated. I would not hesitate referring a delicate matter to them.”

The Legal 500

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: St Petersburg and elsewhere (Tier 2: 2016 – 2021)

The Legal 500 | 2020

“A diligent and reactive team which delivers legal advice to the point and does so in a timely manner.”

“The team provides pragmatic, practical and clear advice whilst explaining the Russian legal framework and the requirements applicable locally.”

“The team is able to work to tight deadlines and provide practical solutions even when matters do not initially go according to plan.”

The Legal 500 | 2021

“They counsel with a high degree of certainty, which is much appreciated when you know as little about Russian law as I do.”

“The firm’s practice is distinguished by a flexible approach and efficiency in the provision of legal services. I would also like to note the depth of expertise of the team members, they have unique experience and knowledge.”

Pravo – 300

  • Corporate / M&A, Federal ranking (Group 3: 2018, Group 2: 2019 – 2020, Group 3(High market): 2021. Group 2(HIgh-market: 2023)
  • Corporate / M&A, Regional ranking (Group 1: 2018 – 2020, Group 2: 2021, 2023)

The Best Lawyers


  • Corporate law. M&A of Russian assets. Federal ranking (High-end, Band 2, 2022 – 2023)
  • Corporate law. M&A of Russian assets. Regional ranking (Band 1, 2022)

Additional information

Andrei Gusev
Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 938 29 90, +34 695 043 424, +376 692 1714
St. Petersburg, Barcelona, Almaty
Artem Zhavoronkov
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 905 47 66
St. Petersburg
Anton Borisyuk
+7 921 593 68 90
St. Petersburg