About the practice
Corporate and M&A has become one of our key practices. In 2023, Kommersant Publishing House ranked the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice in Band 2 in Corporate Law. M&A of International Assets: High-End.
Within the practice, we provide legal support for transactions related to the purchase or sale of businesses, including negotiations, and we also advise our clients on numerous issues of corporate law.
Our clients are not only major players on the Russian market, but also prominent representatives of international business. Therefore, we excel in working with a whole range of foreign companies, as well as Russian businesses with a foreign element.
We provide a full cycle of transaction support, from negotiating basic terms for the parties and agreements with the investor, and obtaining regulatory approvals, to post-closing issues such as changes to articles of association, drafting corporate agreements (including multi-level agreements where one corporate agreement replaces another after a certain time period), options, etc.
Furthermore, the firm’s lawyers represent shareholders and members of management bodies in corporate conflicts as well as in circumstances aggravated by an ongoing or potential dispute, including in connection with the expansion of sanctions and the withdrawal of foreign business from Russia.
Our many years of experience in defending clients in court, including in corporate disputes, allow us to develop a position that mitigates the client’s risks.
Extensive experience defending clients in insolvency cases means we are competent in providing comprehensive analysis during business restructuring (including in terms of risks for old and new shareholders and members of management bodies) and allows us to support projects involving both corporate matters and litigation.
The KK&P lawyers were among the first advisers in Russia to obtain state approvals for transactions from the Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment, and advised businesses in the context of the new counter-sanctions decrees of the Russian President, insufficient regulations and the sanctions agenda. This practice is closely related to the active development of the firm’s sanctions practice.
We support our clients on the following issues, among others:
Our experience covers different sectors of the economy, but particularly the mining, metallurgy, engineering, electrical power, leasing and securities markets.