Anton has been responsible for establishing Corporate / M&A practice of the firm in Russia, has been heading it since then leading the team to have become one the largest, most resourceful, diversified, versatile and most sought after by clients.
He supervises M&A, PE and JV deals in various sectors, with particular emphasis on energy / natural resources, real estate and infrastructure, retail and consumer goods, banking and finance, TMT, and industrial manufacturing.
Anton has handled a number of corporate restructuring projects, including pre-IPO and / or pre-private equity scenarios involving due diligence on groups of companies, risk identification, development of solutions for optimising corporate structures and implementation of restructuring programmes.
For several years running, Anton Sitnikov has been recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Who's Who Legal: CIS in Corporate / M&A and Energy & Natural Resources. Chambers Europe 2018 writes that “Anton Sitnikov is recognised by clients for his in-depth understanding of the Russian market. Clients note that he is “extremely client-oriented and pragmatic and always tries to achieve exactly what clients want, regardless of the budget, deadline or scope". IFLR1000 notes that Anton is “Very good in deal structuring, negotiations and strategy.” Anton was also selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2009-2021 in the fields of Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition / Antitrust, Insolvency & Reorganisation, Banking and Finance, Investment. He is listed among Leading Lawyers in Financial & Corporate and Energy & Infrastructure by IFLR1000 2014-2019.
The Corporate / M&A Practice headed by Anton Sitnikov is a recognised leader by M&A Deal Count in Russia (Q1-Q3 2018) according to the renowned Mergermarket league table. The practice has won several awards recently: Business Law Firm of the Year - M&A / 2017 Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards; Russia Law Firm of the Year / 2016 M&A Atlas Awards; Top–3 International Law Firm in Russia for M&A deals / Russia M&A Awards 2016; The Best International Law Firm in the Russian PE Industry 2014 award for the firm within the VI Russian PE Congress.
Some recent projects that Anton has led: