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.
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.