Mikhail Filatov

Senior Associate

Mikhail’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

He also regularly advises on foreign investment legislation and represents private and public clients with respect to shareholder activism, mandatory tender offers and squeeze-out processes.

Mikhail was selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2022 in the field of Corporate Law.

Track record

Some of Mikhail’s experience highlights include: 

  • Advising GetCourse online educational platform’ founder and CEO on a USD 50 m private equity deal with Goldman Sachs, Winter Capital Partners and Baring Vostok Capital Partners funds.

  • Acting for PJSC Sovcombank on acquiring a majority shareholding in JSC VCABANK, as well as support for the subsequent mandatory tender offer process launched by PJSC Sovcombank and successful completion of the related squeeze-out process under Chapter XI.1 of the Federal Law “On Joint Stock Companies”.

  • Advising a group of individual investors on set-up of Binnopharm Group, one of Russia’s biggest pharmaceutical production groups.

  • Acting for JSC EUROCEMENT group in relation to a mandatory tender offer process launched by the client for shares in a major Russian manufacturer of reinforced concrete products. 

  • Advising a group of private investors on sale of the Siberwood group of companies to AFK Sistema.

  • Advising Alvansa Limited (a portfolio company of UFG Private Equity and Gazprombank) in connection with sale of its majority shareholding in JSC PE Obolenskoe, becoming a part of Binnopharm Group, one of Russia’s biggest pharmaceutical production groups, to a consortium consisting of AFK Sistema and VTB Bank for a total investment of RUB 15.5 bn.

  • Advising 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 Fasten (a portfolio company of UFG Private Equity), a major player on Russia’s taxi aggregator market and owner of the Taxi Saturn and RedTaxi brands, on its merger with RuTaxi (Vezyot and Leader brands).

  • Acting for PJSC Sovcombank on its entry into a financial services strategic partnership agreement with IDRAM LLC (jointly with CJSC IDBank) and Mobile Payments LLC.

  • Acting for CITIC Telecom International (belongs to CITIC Securities) on successful completion of its acquisition of Linx Telecommunications.

  • Advising Kopy Goldfields AB (OMX: KOPY) on its joint venture with GV Gold for exploring and developing a gold deposit in the Irkutsk Region (Krasny project).

  • Advising PJSC Uralkali on potential acquisition of shares in a transport and logistics company.

  • Acting for a major public corporation operating on the Russian capital market over proposed acquisition of brokerage and registrar services companies.

  • Advising a leading global lighting equipment manufacturer on the operations of a strategic joint venture with a big national LED manufacturer.

  • Advising Univar, a leading global distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals, on participation in a joint venture with a strategic Russian partner.

  • Advising a major sovereign fund on investment in developing an international airport in Russia.