Valentina Mikhaylova


Valentina specialises in Russian corporate law, including advice to international companies. Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Valentina articled at two well-known Russian law firms.

Track Record

Some of the engagements Valentina has facilitated include:

  • 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 Ecolab on acquisition of Promkhimservice (PHS), a chemical reagents plant in Sterlitamak, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.
  • 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.
  • Advising Mars on various corporate law matters.
  • Advising a major Japanese company engaged in the hotel business on various corporate law matters relating to its expansion on to the Russian market.
  • Advising a leading construction company on sale of a Russian company.
  • Advising a leading air conditioning company on reorganisation and an increase in its authorised capital.
  • Advising a foreign investor on acquisition of a non-profit educational organisation in Russia.
  • Legal due diligence of a mining group in connection with a big loan.