corporate/M&A - Ivanyan and Partners
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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 of 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 resolution of corporate and commercial fraud disputes.


Advised Gazprombank on the M&A deal of the year: acquisition from Sweden’s Ingka Centres of the Russian Mega chain, 14 shopping centres with a total area of about 2.3 million sq. m. Asset value: €2 bn+ (2023)

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

Advised the shareholders in Sibur Holding, Russia’s biggest gas processing and petrochemicals company, on selling minority stakes to international investors: (i) 10% of shares to China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) (2014-2015), (ii) 10% of shares to the Chinese Silk Road Fund (2016 – 2017), and (iii) 1.9% of shares to Mubadala Investment Company, a UAE sovereign investment fund (2021)

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)

Advising a venture capital fund focusing on impact investing on investments in several socially significant startups: charity services through mobile games, collection and recycling of waste materials, etc. (2022-present)

Advising Rockwell Capital investment fund on setting up, together with the state development corporation VEB.RF, a joint timber-processing holding company, involving construction of an advanced wood-processing complex in eastern Siberia. Project investment: ₽150 bn+ ($2 bn+) (2019-present)

Advised a shareholder in Novatek, Russia’s biggest independent natural gas producer, on ownership restructuring. Deal value: $7 bn+ (2018)

Advised Gazprombank on acquiring a 19% stake in Megafon, a Big-3 Russian mobile network operator, from Telia Company, a European telecommunication corporation. Deal value: ₽60.5 bn ($1 bn+) (2017)

Advised a Chinese real property major on acquiring a controlling stake in a Russian company with a big portfolio of commercial real estate in Moscow. Deal value: $650 m (2017-2018)