Mikhail Filatov

Senior Associate

Mikhail focuses on corporate matters, in particular mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions and shareholder activism. 

He has extensive experience of handling cross-border transactions involving Russian and foreign assets, acting for Fortune Global 500 clients and advising on foreign investment legislation.

Track record

Some of Mikhail’s experience highlights include: 

  • Advising minority shareholders in Alium Group on (i) a shareholder deal with AFK Sistema, VTB Group and the Russia-China Investment Fund to create Binnopharm Group, one of Russia’s biggest pharmaceutical producers (consisting of Alium, Binnopharm and Sintez), and (ii) execution of a put option and sale of shares to a subsidiary of AFK Sistema (LSE: SSA, MOEX: AFKS).
  • 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 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 (the Vezyot and Leader brands).
  • Advising Finstar on potential acquisition of a multi-jurisdictional business operating an investment P2P marketplace platform allowing investors across the EU to invest in unsecured consumer loans to individuals via an online application process.
  • Acting for PJSC Sovcombank in connection with it entering 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 Rolf Group, a major Russian car dealer, on its business consolidation with another market player, Pelican-Auto (BMW, Nissan and Škoda dealerships).
  • Advising Kopy Goldfields AB (OMX: KOPY) on its joint venture with GV Gold for exploration and development of 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 service companies.
  • Advising a leading global lighting equipment manufacturer on the operations of a strategic joint venture with a big national LED manufacturer.
  • Advising a partner of the Georgian Co-investment Fund on a joint venture for developing and operating a hydro power plant in Georgia.
  • 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.