Oksana Orlovskaya


Oksana is a Counsel in the Moscow office of the firm and is a member of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Oksana concentrates on M&A and private equity transactions, projects concerned with setting up, expanding and restructuring business in Russia. She has experience of advising on a wide range of Russian corporate and capital market matters, insolvency projects and representing minority and majority shareholders in corporate / shareholders disputes. 

Oksana was selected by peers as one of the best lawyers in the field of Corporate Law, according to Best Lawyers in Russia 2020 - 2022.

Track Record

Projects in which Oksana has taken a direct part include:

  • Advising Kuzbassenergo, a subsidiary of Siberian Generating Company, in connection with an over RUB 21 billion (approx. USD 320 million) acquisition of Reftinskaya GRES, the largest coal-fired power plant in Russia, from Enel Russia.
  • Advising Open Mobile Platform-DC LLC and RUSINTECH LLC on sale of 75% in Open Mobile Platform-DC and 75% in Votron LLC to Rostelecom PJSC, which through this transaction gains control over the developer of Sailfish OS and Sailfish Mobile OS RUS. 
  • Advising Orion LLC belonging to ESN Group on the sale of 100% of the shares in the fiscal data operator First OFD (ESK JSC) to VTB Group. First OFD serves about 400,000 cash registers and is one of the three largest fiscal data operators in Russia. 
  • Advising the private investor in respect of acquisition of the holding company owning ca. 28 % of the shares in Pharmacy Chain 36.6, Russia's leading medical and beauty products retailer;
  • Advising Russian Direct Investment Fund and Japan Bank for International Cooperation on acquisition of the shares in R-Pharm (one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Russia, valued at USD 2 bn) and setting up a joint venture with Mitsui and R-Pharm Holding.
  • Advising  Barlands Holdings Limited on sale of Hotel "Tsentralnaya", the famous 19th century Filippov house on Tverskaya Street, to IHI plc, owners of the Malta-based Corinthia Hotels Group, and its Russian partners. 
  • Advising ESN Group, a Russian private investment group, on a number of IT joint venture projects and corporate acquisitions. 
  • Advising Miratorg Agricultural Holding, one of the Russia’s largest agricultural producers, on its acquisition of 100% of shares in RAV Agro Orel and LB Orel, an agricultural arm of PPF Group allowing the client to materially boost its assets and production base in the center of Russia.
  • Advising Pangeo Capital on all aspects of setting up and operating Pangeo Radar, a Russian-Austrian joint venture between Pangeo Capital and Radarservices Smart IT Security to develop, localise and deploy IT security software for major corporations and public companies. 
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in a major Russian e-commerce company in an LCIA arbitration over a shareholders’ dispute. The claim concerned the unfair prejudice to the legitimate interests of the minority shareholder. The tribunal fully satisfied our client’s claim and required the defendants to buy out its shares at the price determined as of the date preceding the unlawful actions. 
  • Advising Bandbear Limited in connection with acquisition of Vostok Energy Group oil and gas assets in Russia worth about USD 180 million and supporting restructuring of its debts. 
  • Advising Pallada Asset Management in connection with USD 80 million acquisition of right of control over non-state pension fund.
  • Acting for Zoltav Resources on the Russian aspects of its admission to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (including a USD 66 million fund raising) and on the associated acquisition and transfer to Zoltav Resources of an oil field in Saratov, Russia. 
  • Representing the Federal Agency for State Property Management (Rosimuschestvo) in connection with setting up of a joint venture in respect of Vnukovo International Airport JSC and Sheremetyevo International Airport JSC.
  • Advising a major sovereign fund in connection with its proposed participation in a joint venture aimed at the development and reconstruction of an international airport in Russia.
  • Providing comprehensive legal support to Japanese hotel chain within the Russian Federation, including on acquiring assets and advising on structuring of a hotel business in Russia. 
  • Acting on the sale of Exactpro Systems to the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). 
  • Advising one of the largest financial corporations on its acquisition of a 100% share in commercial property management company which owns and manages a shopping centre with total area of over 14 000 sq m in the east of Moscow. 
  • Advising Volga Group in relation to the proposed acquisition of assets in Russia. 
  • Advising a leading dairy product manufacturer and providing legal support in a corporate dispute with minority shareholders.
  • Advising ROSNANO on setting up and exiting from a number of JVs. 
  • Advising Itella Russia on acquiring the Russian courier company MaxiPost. Set up in 2000, MaxiPost provides courier services to small and medium-sized businesses, delivering goods to 290 Russian cities, mainly in Moscow, St Petersburg and the Moscow and Leningrad Regions.
  • Advising a major Italian clothing manufacturer on a potential joint venture with a Russian partner.
  • Advising a Russian telecoms company on setting up a JV (launch of a new TV channel) with a foreign partner.
  • Advising a major pharma company on selling the shares in its Russia-based subsidiary.
  • Representing a Russian public corporation in connection with a proposed acquisition of companies providing brokerage services and keeping shareholder registers.
  • Representing a Russian insurance company on corporate and contract issues in connection with the disposal of a portion of its shares in subsidiary and the granting of a call option for the remaining shares.
  • Advising Rusjam Steklotara Holding, a subdivision of the Turkish Şişecam Group, the biggest glass packaging manufacturer in Turkey and number four in Europe/the world, on developing and implementing a comprehensive corporate restructuring plan for Russian business units.
  • Advising Shearman & Sterling, the legal consultant for underwriters headed by Deutsche Bank, Raiffeisen Centrobank and UBS, on all Russian law-related legal aspects of placing additional Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Russian TV-channel on preparing an IPO plan for the Moscow Exchange.
  • Participating in a number of legal due diligence projects related to corporate and assets acquisitions (in particular, performing a due diligence of a company which holds Four Season hotel in St Petersburg).