Goltsblat BLP advises on sale of Sailfish OS developer

14.03.2018

Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), which will operate as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP from April 2018, advises Open Mobile Platform-DC LLC and RUSINTECH LLC on sale of 75% in Open Mobile Platform-DC and 75% in Votron LLC to Rostelecom PJSC.

Through this transaction, our client secures a strategic partner – Rostelecom, which, in turn, gains control over the developer of Sailfish OS and Sailfish Mobile OS RUS. It also acquires new capabilities for creating an office smartphone with all the requisite features, such as mobile communications, email, workflow, cloud services, etc. Sailfish Mobile OS RUS is truly unique, being the only mobile operating system on the market that can be completely localised.

The Goltsblat BLP Corporate/M&A team led by Partner and Head of Practice Anton Sitnikov includes Associate Director Vera Gorbacheva, Senior Associate Oksana Orlovskaya and Associate Dmitry Sheludyaev. They are also supported by Partner Elena Trusova and Senior Associate Anton Nefedev (IP Practice).

Open Mobile Platform is the developer of the first Russian mobile operating system (OS) and OS-based products. Since 2016, it has been successfully cooperating with corporate market leaders and state companies by developing collaborative solutions, introducing products, liaising with developers and universities and offering training services and courses. The company is committed to creating products enabling safe integration of mobile solutions into a corporate infrastructure. It offers reliable and trusted solutions based on Sailfish Mobile OS RUS and Sailfish Cloud RUS for mobile devices and servers, and its partners add their own apps and services to expand the application. Company products include Sailfish Mobile OS RUS – a mobile operating system ensuring careful treatment of personal and business data; Sailfish Cloud RUS – an infrastructure cloud solution for interaction with mobile devices at the corporate level; and mobile applications expanding the functionality of devices with Sailfish Mobile OS RUS. www.omprussia.ru

Goltsblat BLP, a leading international law firm, is the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Over recent years, Goltsblat BLP has garnered five “Law Firm of the Year” awards from Chambers Europe Awards, Legal Business European Awards (Legal 500) and The Lawyer European Awards. In 2016-2017, Mergermarket ranked the Goltsblat BLP Corporate/ M&A Practice among the leaders in Russia by M&A deal count (Top-3 as of 1 December 2017). Goltsblat BLP will operate as Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP starting from April 2018. For more detail, go to www.gblplaw.com 

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