Maxim Rasputin - Ivanyan and Partners
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Maxim Rasputin

Maxim is an expert in structuring M&A transactions and joint ventures. For 20+ years, he has been advising big Russian businesses and UHNWIs on versatile corporate and securities law matters. Maxim also has substantial experience in legislative drafting, having actively contributed to corporate and contract law amendments to Russia’s Civil Code, the Law on Joint-Stock Companies, the Law on Limited Liability Companies and the Law on Insolvency (Bankruptcy).



Advised UMMC, a Russian metals and mining major, on a complex cross-border deal for acquiring all the assets of Petropavlovsk Plc, one of the country’s biggest gold mining companies. Deal value: $600 m+ (2022)

Advised Severstal, a Russian steel major, on selling to the Russian Energy Group a 100% stake in Vorkutaugol, one of the country’s biggest coal mining companies. Matter value: ₽15 bn ($250 m) (2021)

Advised Gazprombank on a highly complex asset deal involving sale of two major nuclear industry suppliers, Izhorskiye Zavody and OMZ-Spetsstal, to Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Russia’s biggest electricity producer. Deal value confidential (2019-2022)

Advised a Russian investor (i) on acquisition of a 74% stake in Ust-Luga Oil, the operator of the Ust-Luga oil transfer terminal, from a leading global commodities trading house; (ii) on sale of a blocking stake in a big Russian oil terminal and its agency company to a Russian state transshipment company. Deal value: (i) ₽60 bn+ ($1 bn+); (ii) ₽30 bn+ ($500 m+) (2016, 2019)

Advised a Russian Forbes-listed businessperson on acquiring a major stake in the owner and operator of a large oil transshipment terminal on the Baltic Sea. Deal value: ₽4 bn ($67 m) (2019)

Represented the interests of the majority shareholder in a big fishery group — in the Top-3 by catch in Russia — in a transaction for purchasing shares from a minority shareholder. Deal value: $20.5 m (2019)