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 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 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.