Anastasia Kudryashova

Senior Associate

Anastasia Kudryashova is an associate of the Moscow office Mergers & Acquisitions subdivision of the Corporate Practice. Anastasia also has experience advising corporate clients on different finance-related projects.

Anastasia has taken part in various projects for setting up of joint ventures, restructuring of company groups, mandatory buy-up of shares from minority shareholders and approval of different transactions by the anti-monopoly authorities and has advised corporate clients of the firm on other aspects of company law.

The recent projects in which she has participated include:

  • Advising Fasten (owner of Saturn and RedTaxi brands), a major player on the taxi aggregator market in Russia, on its merger with RuTaxi (Vezyet / Везет and Leader / Лидер brands).
  • Advising Globus, a German hypermarket chain, on its expansion on the Russian market, specifically on acquiring a land plot and properties in north-east Moscow for a new hypermarket.
  • Advised Ecolab on acquisition of Promkhimservice (PHS), a chemical reagents plant in Sterlitamak, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.
  • Advising Intel on the Russian aspects of acquiring Soft Machines Inc., a group of telecommunications companies headquartered in the USA.
  • Advising Intel on an international transaction to acquire Itseez Inc., a provider of computer vision software solutions.
  • Advising AFG National, one of the leaders of the Russian agriculture products market, on raising up to RUB 9bn from the Russian Direct Investments Fund and a number of Middle East funds.
  • Successful completion of the Linx Telecommunications acquisition for our Hong Kong based client CITIC Telecom International (part of CITIC Securities).
  • Advising Tomsk Refining AB on disposal of 100 % of shares in Tomskneftepererabotka LLC and TD Tomskneftepererabotka LLC.
  • Advising AIG Russia Century Fund within the project on acquiring a minority participation share worth about 22 million US dollars in a group of companies producing cinematographic output.
  • Advising AIG Russia Century Fund and Farallon Capital Management within the project on acquiring a minority participation share worth about 100 million US dollars in Geotec Holding, major Russian oil-services holding.
  • Advising Mint Group within the scope of a project for selling its subsidiary in the Russian Federation.
  • Advising a group of tobacco business companies on mandatory buy-out of shares from minority shareholders in one of the companies.
  • Advising EBRD on USD 170 million loan to European Bearing Corporation for the refinancing of existing corporate loan facilities.
  • Advising EBRD and UFG Private Equity on a USD 35 million equity investment in Russian Towers, Russian telecommunication services company.
  • Advising EBRD in relation to investments in Russia and the CIS.
  • Advising ImmoEast within the scope of a project for receiving a loan facility from a western bank.
  • Advising a group of security system manufacturers on internal restructuring.
  • Representing the Seller on the sale of the majority shareholding in FES Group, a crop protection product distributor, to Arysta LifeScience, a leading global provider of crop protection products.
  • Advising Tomsk Refining AB on disposal of 100% of shares in Tomskneftepererabotka LLC and TD Tomskneftepererabotka LLC.
  • Advising Saint Gobain on a corporate project in Russia.
  • Advising Mars, Inc. on the USD 23bn acquisition of Wrigley and supporting its post-acquisition integration/restructuring.
  • Advising and represented Harry’s in the acquisition of ZAO Kondi.
  • Advising New Zealand Milk on its business restructuring endeavours in Russia.