Ragima focuses on general corporate issues. She has experience in advising Russian and foreign companies on corporate transactions, including M&A, as well as on commercial matters related to business operations in Russia. Her experience also includes working on shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, options, corporate approvals and resolutions. Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in 2017, Ragima worked with other leading international law firms.
Some of Ragima’s recent projects include*:
Advising Mistral Wine, a major food and alcohol producer and distributor, a part of the Mistral group, on its acquisition of 200 ha of vineyards and a winery with a designed output of 840,000 litres per year in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai. The deal is the first big-ticket investment by the Group, one of the leading domestic alcohol importers, in its own wine estate in Russia.
Advising Joom SIA on buying a 10% stake in on-line shopping platform iGooods, the retail food delivery service with the biggest turnover.
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. The scope of work also included advice on matters related to governance and finance, licensing, international cross-licensing and localisation of software.
Advising Alfa-Bank in relation to acquisition of shares in Pay-Me, a fit-tech company that provides mobile acquiring services platform to perform card wireless payments through mPOS terminals and mobile apps.
Supporting Verno, an international investment company, managing the PE fund Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund C.V., in a project to develop and let around 25,000 sq m of warehouse premises in the first phase of a bigger plan to construct up to 100,000 sq m of Class A warehouses in Kazakhstan. The warehouse infrastructure affording perfect conditions for storing all types of freight will be located on the Kazakhstan-China border, in the Khorgos Eastern Gates special economic zone, which is a key transit point on the New Silk Road.
Advised Kinross Gold Corporation on various ongoing matters in relation to its activities in Russia and the CIS, including general corporate, litigation, labor and regulatory matters.
Advised an Internet company VseInstrumenty.ru on several transactions, including repurchase of the minority interest in the company.
Provided day-to-day legal support with respect to operations of VseInstrumenty.ru in Russia.
Participated in preparing transaction documentation in relation to the acquisition by Acmero of 38% stake in OJSC Monopoly.
Participated in preparing transaction documentation in relation to the acquisition by X5 Retail Group of retail chains.
Participated in preparing transaction documentation in relation to the sale of shares by AEROINVEST LLC in JSC Khrabrovo Airport and OJSC Management Company Mineralnye Vody Airport.
Advised one of the world’s leading producers of water in respect of its financial restructuring.
Participated in advising a major Russian bank on transfer of shares in a public joint stock company to a state owned company.
Worked on the shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, options, corporate approvals and resolutions.
Participated in due diligence review in relation to the acquisition by a major foreign food producing company of a Russian food producing company.
*including projects before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.