Goltsblat BLP completes a consulting project involving acquisition by an OMS Operating Division of Forum Facility Management, operator of the Moscow Aurora Business Park.


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has successfully advised within the scope of a transaction for an Operating Division of OMS to acquire Forum Facility Management, commercial operator of the Moscow Aurora Business Park, with a total area of over 150 thousand sq.m.

OMS is the biggest catering, fleet management and technical operation outsourcing operator in Eastern Europe.

Within the scope of its legal assistance on the project, Goltsblat BLP advised the client on both Russian and English law matters connected with structuring, drafting and negotiating the transaction documents.

Andrey Goltsblat, Managing Partner of Goltsblat BLP, commented: “It was a great pleasure for us to work with OMS on this project, which enabled Goltsblat BLP to apply our English and Russian law expertise, to great effect for the client. Having the capacity to provide comprehensive advice from both jurisdictions is very important for transactions of this type and especially for our Russian clients. We will be pleased to continue our co-operation with OMS on new transactions and projects.”

Victor Naishuller, President of OMS: “We are glad we chose Goltsblat BLP for this project, as for us it meant being able to access knowledge and experience in both Russian and English Law from the same legal advisor, and with the Goltsblat BLP team advising us we had a professional, reliable and experienced partner.“

The transaction was handled by Anton Panchenkov, Head of Group and Nikolay Kholshev, Associate, of the Goltsblat BLP Corporate/M&A Practice. Ian Ivory, Partner, head of the English law and corporate finances practice, and Anton Sitnikov, Partner, head of the Corporate/M&A Practice, also advised on the project.

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