Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has advised Miratorg on acquisitions in Russia’s Oryol Region


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia, has advised Miratorg, Russia’s biggest vertically integrated agribusiness, on acquiring a 100% stake in RAV Agro Oryol Region based companies from PPF Group.

The acquisitions will greatly boost Miratorg’s raw material base for local enterprises as the land bank growth will be accompanied by launch of new processing capacities (a feed mill and an oil extraction mill).

The dedicated team of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP was led by Anton Sitnikov, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A, and included Associate Director Vera Gorbacheva and Senior Associates Oksana Orlovskaya and Dimitri Antipin from Corporate / M&A.

Anton Sitnikov comments: “We are delighted to have been involved in this major cross-regional project of great value for our client. We thank Miratorg for placing their trust in us and wish them continued success, prosperity and growth on Russia’s agricultural market.”

Alexander Krasnov, Head of Legal, Miratorg: “It has been a pleasure working with Anton’s team on this project. BCLP’s talented, result-driven and client-orientated lawyers drafted and negotiated the agreement in a speedy and professional manner and on well-balanced terms suiting both parties.”

Founded in 1995, Miratorg is the biggest producer of pork and beef and a leading meat supplier on the Russian market, ranking first among companies in the sector by revenue. Miratorg is a vertically integrated agricultural company with a complete in-house production cycle, from crop farming to meat processing to product sales through a branded retail chain.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP:
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP (formerly Goltsblat BLP in Russia) has one of the oldest, most resourceful, best established and stable teams in Russia, top-ranked in most legal directories. The highly respected Moscow team of over 100 lawyers, qualified under Russian and English law, has over 20 years of experience in providing legal support for major Russian businesses, as well as multinationals implementing large-scale investment projects in Russia. Clients include over 1700 companies, among them major multinational investors operating in Russia (among them 130 Forbes Global clients), Russian and international banks and financial institutions and Russian industry-leading companies. Five times winner of Law Firm of the Year in Russia since 2009, including Chambers Europe Awards 2010, 2014 and 2015; The Legal Business Awards (The Legal 500) 2010; The Lawyer European Awards 2014. No. 2 by revenue in the top-50 law firm ranking by revenue in Russia (according to the leading national ranking 2017). Top-ranked by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners in core practice areas: corporate/M&A, real estate and construction, dispute resolution, competition/antitrust, tax/customs, IP. Number One Firm by M&A deal count among all law firms in Russia for H1 and Q3 2018, according to the renowned international publication Mergermarket and also by deal count and in the general legal advisor league table for H1 and Q3 2018 according to (Cbonds Group), a well-known Russian information and analytical platform.

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