Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, is named a leading Russian expert providing legal support for merger & acquisition transactions


According to the annual international Who’s Who Legal 2009 (The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers), on the basis of the results for 2008 [for the 3rd year running], Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, has been named one of Russia’s leading experts providing legal support for merger & acquisition transactions.

He and his team’s recent Russia related M&A work includes advising: Mars on Wrigley acquisition for $23bn, the Russian major state bank on the proposed acquisition of the software developer, Onexim Group on acquisition of APR-Bank, Ashland on buy-out of shares from its minority partner, RP Capital on acquisition of Silver City office complex in Moscow, Equifax on acquisition and further increase of a stake in a Russian credit bureau, Danone on sale of its St.Petersburg subsidiary, LG International on its investments in Russian coal mining sector on its acquisition in the Russian oil and gas sector, as well as co-advising in conjunction with other Major Law Firms - Boots Plc. on the £2bn disposal of Boots Healthcare International business to Reckitt Benckiser; Bayer AG on the sale of the world-wide Diagnostics Business of Bayer AG to Siemens AG for €4.2bn.

He has also overseen legal advice to more than 450 real estate and construction projects in different regions of Russia over the last five years, predominately for major multinational investors, including Mars, Danone, Kimberly-Clark, Kingfisher/Castorama, Yum! International, as well as number Japanese and European car manufactures.

The total value of M&A transactions supported by Andrey Goltsblat and his team in 2008 is in excess of USD 28bn.

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