Valentina Mikhaylova


Valentina specialises in Russian corporate law, including advice to international companies. Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Valentina articled at two well-known Russian law firms. 

Track Record

Some of the engagements Valentina has facilitated include:

  • Advising KOPY Goldfields AB (publ), a Swedish gold exploration company, on sale of its subsidiary Taiga LLC, which holds several exploration and production licenses in the Irkutsk Region.

  • Advising Ecolab on acquisition of Promkhimservice (PHS), a chemical reagents plant in Sterlitamak, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. 

  • Advising Siberian Generating Company, SUEK Group (Siberian Coal Energy Company, Russia’s biggest coal producer), on acquisition of a 78% stake in Sibeco, one of the biggest heat and electricity generation companies in Siberia.

  • Advising Sberbank Investments on acquisition of shares in Ultramar, a Russian mineral fertiliser forwarder, as part of mezzanine financing of the project to construct an industrial and logistics centre for the storage and transhipment of mineral fertilisers and general cargo with warehousing and railway infrastructure in the Ust-Luga Bay in the Leningrad Region.

  • Advising Mars on various corporate law matters.

  • Advising a major Japanese company engaged in the hotel business on various corporate law matters relating to its expansion on to the Russian market.

  • Advising a leading construction company on sale of a Russian company.

  • Advising a leading air conditioning company on reorganisation and an increase in its authorised capital.

  • Advising a foreign investor on acquisition of a non-profit educational organisation in Russia.

  • Legal due diligence of a mining group in connection with a big loan.