Kseniya Shevchenko

Senior Associate

Kseniya focuses primarily on corporate transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Kseniya has experience in advising local and international companies on various matters of law and has represented clients in complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. She has participated in a number of legal due diligence projects, corporate and asset acquisitions and capital markets transactions on domestic and international stock exchanges.

Kseniya was resident in the London office of the firm in 2015. 

Prior to joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Kseniya worked for another leading international law firm in Moscow. 

Track Record

Kseniya’s experience highlights include*:

  • Advising Orion LLC, an ESN Group company, on the sale of 100% of the shares in the fiscal data operator First OFD (ESK JSC) to VTB Group. First OFD processes and transfers fiscal data in near-real-time mode from cash registers to the Federal Tax Service of Russia. The company serves about 400,000 cash registers and is one of the three largest fiscal data operators in Russia. 
  • Advising on a RUB 15.5 bn (approx. USD 240 m) investment sale of a controlling stake in Obolenskoe Pharm, a leading Russian pharmaceutical company. The stake was acquired by Sistema, a large Russian diversified holding company, jointly with VTB Bank from Alvansa Ltd, a holding company controlled by Gazprombank and UFG Private Equity. Acted for OBL Pharm’s management team in its negotiations with investors with respect to the new shareholder deal.
  • Advising Mistral Wine, a major food and alcohol producer and distributor, a part of the Mistral group, on its acquisition of 200 ha of vineyards and a winery with a designed output of 840,000 litres per year in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. The deal is the first big-ticket investment by the Group, one of the leading domestic alcohol importers, in its own wine estate in Russia.
  • Supporting Verno, an international investment company, managing the PE fund Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund C.V., in a project to develop and let around 25,000 sq m of warehouse premises in the first phase of a bigger plan to construct up to 100,000 sq m of Class A warehouses in Kazakhstan. 
  • Providing comprehensive legal and tax advisory support to Rusklimat Group, the biggest Russian manufacturer and importer of climate control equipment, in relation to its programme for restructuring the Group’s business units and divisions. This programme was designed to optimise the distribution network structure and raise the Group’s attractiveness to investors.
  • Acting as the Russian legal adviser to Ferronordic Machines AB, an authorised dealer of Volvo Construction Equipment, Terex Trucks, Dressta, Mecalac and Rottne in Russia, in connection with the offering and listing of its ordinary shares on Nasdaq Stockholm.
  • Advising the shareholder of Tyumensky Fanerny Zavod (Tyumen Plywood Plant), the top plywood producer in Russia’s Western Siberia, on a sale of its 100% stake to SVEZA, a global leader on the birch plywood market.
  • Advising Ecolab on its acquisition of Promkhimservice, a chemical reagents plant in Sterlitamak, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. 
  • Advising Sealed Air Corporation, a knowledge-based company focused on food and protective packaging solutions, on Russian part of the global transaction to sell its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, for approximately USD 3.2 billion.
  • Secondment to SIBUR, the Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, to advise on a series of major M&As undertaken by the company and its shareholders, specifically on acquisition by China’s Silk Road Fund of a 10% stake in PAO SIBUR Holding. The deal was named China’s largest investment in Russia in 2016.
  • Advising Sun Pharma Global FZE, a group company of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, on a potential brand acquisition from a Russian competitor. The mandate included comprehensive due diligence of the assets and related business (with particular focus on regulatory, contractual and IP), advice on structuring of the transaction, documenting and hands-on negotiating the deal.   
  • Representing the shareholders of a Russian confectionery factory in connection with a proposed sale of business.
  • Representing a foreign real estate management company in its acquisition of a warehousing facility in Russia.  
  • Advising Ecolab (Nalco) in connection with its Russian group restructuring. 
  • Advising a major European retailer on a complex restructuring of its Russian business.  
  • Advising a major residential real estate developer in Russia in connection with its production unit restructuring. 
  • Advising a world’s leading oilfield service company on specific matters related to its Russian subsidiary reorganisation.
  • Representing Rosneft Oil Company in its USD 55 billion acquisition of the TNK-BP Group, the biggest M&A deal ever announced in Russia.
  • Representing AFK Sistema, a largest Russian diversified holding company, in its Regulation S/Rule 144A USD 500 million Eurobond offering on the Irish Stock Exchange. 
  • Advising a big Russian media company and a major Russian oil refinery in their potential initial public offerings of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange, and representing a leading Russian oil company in its potential Regulation S/Rule 144A Eurobond offering on the Irish Stock Exchange. 
  • Pre-acquisition and pre-sale due diligence investigations with respect to companies engaged in various industries, from oil & gas, mining and energy to banking, media and telecoms.

*including projects before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP.