Elena Shelomenzeva


Elena specialises in general corporate and financial transaction matters, has experience in advising Russian and international companies on a range of legal matters, conducting due diligence and drawing up transaction documents. Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in 2016, Elena worked in the Moscow office of another leading international law firm.

Track record*

Elena's recent projects include:

  • Advising Sergey Mikhaylov, a founder and the CEO of the GetCourse online educational platform, on a USD 50 m private equity deal with Goldman Sachs, Winter Capital Partners and Baring Vostok Capital Partners funds. 
  • Advising Sberbank Investments and the Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF, established by the Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation) on a RUB 1.6 bn investment structured as a syndicated venture loan in Eruditor Group holding, owner of the leading Russian professional services marketplace Profi and Zoon information service.
  • Advising Alvansa Limited (a portfolio company of UFG Private Equity and Gazprombank) in connection with a sale of its majority shareholding in JSC PE Obolenskoe, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company, to the consortium comprised of AFK Sistema and VTB Bank for a total investment of RUB 15.5 bn.
  • Advised Sberbank on the recently completed sale of debt and equity in Eurocement Group, following electronic auction, to the winning bidder – Mikhaylovsky Construction Materials Plant – for an aggregate consideration of RUB 161 bn (circa $2.16 bn).
  • Advising Sberbank Investments on acquiring 50% in Mayak and Prima building a five-star hotel and deluxe apartments at the Fairmont & Vesper residential complex and the premium-class Lucky Residential Quarter. 
  • Advising Sberbank Investments on acquisition of shares in Ultramar, a Russian mineral fertiliser forwarder, as part of mezzanine financing of the project to construct an industrial and logistics centre for the storage and transhipment of mineral fertilisers and general cargo with warehousing and railway infrastructure in the Ust-Luga Bay in the Leningrad Region. 
  • Advised H.M.S. Technologies Limited (HMST), the major shareholder in HMS Group, on restructuring its 71.51% shareholding in HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (LSE: HMSG) (HMS Group Plc), the Cyprus-based parent of HMS Group.
  • Advising KOPY Goldfields AB (publ), a Swedish gold exploration company, on sale of its subsidiary Taiga LLC, which holds several exploration and production licences in the Irkutsk Region.
  • Advising Siberian Generating Company, SUEK Group (Siberian Coal Energy Company, Russia’s biggest coal producer), on acquisition of a 78% stake in Sibeco, one of the biggest heat and electricity generation companies in Siberia.
  • Acting for Raven Russia Limited, a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of a portfolio of three high quality income producing properties in St Petersburg (a warehouse and two office buildings) from EPI Russia I Ky, a fund managed by Northern Horizon Capital.
  • Advising Mars LLC on various corporate law matters.
  • Advising Walgreens Boots Alliance, the largest U.S. retail pharmacy, on sale of its distribution business to PAO Pharmacy 36,6 for a 15 % stake.
  • Advising a Russian oil company on a joint venture with foreign Oil&Gas involvement.
  • Developing a plan for raising investment on the stock market for a major Russian asset management company.
  • Contributing to a restructuring plan for a Russian oil and gas servicing company.

* including projects undertaken before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.