Practice
Resolving the most difficult and complex legal issues
specialism
Since 2006, we have been providing legal assistance to business owners, state corporations and authorities, private clients, and non-profit institutions. Our key competencies are support for complex investment projects and resolving complicated disputes, including cross-border lawsuits.

people
90+ lawyers and attorneys in the firm’s Moscow and St. Petersburg offices protect the interests of our clients.

experience
We combine high legal proficiency with the skills of juridical protection of corporations before public authorities. Beyond that, we have unrivalled experience in Russia in the area of Public International Law.

expertise
The main areas of our work are corporate and finance transactions; litigation and bankruptcy proceedings in Russia and abroad; infrastructure / PPP projects and real estate investments; compliance and public procurement; Public International Law and economic sanctions; and private clients and tax structuring of assets in various jurisdictions.

scale
Ivanyan and Partners is in the Top-10 of the largest and most successful law firms in Russia. The total volume of the projects we have advised on over the past five years (2015-2019) exceeds $63 b, and the geographical reach of our work covers 29 countries on three continents.

corporate / M&A

Mastering complex deals in Russia

We render a full range of services related to corporate law issues and securities. Key types of work include public and private M&A, joint ventures, setting up and restructuring corporations, corporate governance, licensing, and competition law compliance. Aided by the firm’s litigation lawyers, we also assist in bankruptcy and liquidation of companies and in the resolution of corporate and commercial fraud disputes.

Experience

Advising Rockwell Capital investment fund and the state development corporation VEB.RF on the creation of a joint holding company for timber processing, including the construction of a new pulp and paper mill in eastern Siberia. Volume of investments in the project: $2.35 b (2019-present)

Advised a shareholder of Novatek, Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, on the restructuring of ownership. Deal value: $7 b+ (2018)

Advised Gazprombank on the acquisition of a 19% stake in Megafon, one of Russia’s BIG-3 mobile network operators, from Telia Company, a European telecommunication corporation. Deal value: ₽60.5 b ($1 b+) (2017)

Advised the shareholders of SIBUR Holding, Russia's largest gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the sale of a 10% minority stake to China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec). Stake value: $1.34 b (2014-2015)

Advised the shareholders of SIBUR Holding on the sale of 10% of shares to the Chinese Silk Road Fund. Deal value: undisclosed (2016-2017)

Advised a Russian investor (i) on the 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 the sale of a blocking stake in a large Russian oil terminal and its agency company to a Russian state transshipment company. Deal values: (i) ₽60 b+ ($1 b+)(2015-2016); (ii) ₽30 b ($500 m+) (2017)

Advised a leading Russian investment group on a complex multistage and multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring in connection with its deoffshorisation. Deal value: $2 b+ (2015-2016)

Advised a Chinese real property major on the envisaged acquisition of a controlling stake in a Russian company with a large portfolio of commercial real estate in Moscow. Deal value: $650 b (2017-2018, project on hold)