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Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options such as non-bank lending or through equity investment, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Having lawyers who think and act beyond their traditional role and seek to add value can help you secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 30 countries worldwide can assist you in all aspects of corporate law and M&A, both domestically and internationally.

Whatever your size, a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations. Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, hotels and leisure, technology and media. This allows us to understand your specific issues for a transaction and provide you with advice within context, saving time and money and allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks in a transaction.

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Jean-Francois Marquaire
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Infrastructure & Project Finance
Russia, Moscow
Jean-Francois’ practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, project financing, constructions and PPP projects. Jean-François has over 20 years' experience as ex...
Dr Thomas Heidemann
Part­ner
Germany, Duesseldorf
Russia, Moscow
Thomas Heidemann is a Russia and Eastern Europe expert. He is based in Düsseldorf and Moscow where he advises on complex transactions in Russia as well as central and Eastern European countries. ...
Natalia Kozyrenko
Part­ner
Head of Energy & Natural Resources
Russia, Moscow
Natalia is a partner and the head of Energy & Natural Resources practice in Russia. For over 20 years Natalia has advised clients in Russia and CIS on energy and corporate matters. She focuses on...
Valeriy Fedoreev
Part­ner
Head of Employment and Sports Law
Russia, Moscow
Valeriy has extensive experience working in the Russian legal services market, including his work as a partner with another major international law firm and as executive director with one of the...
Vladimir Zenin
Part­ner
Head of M&A
Russia, Moscow
Vladimir’s experience covers a variety of acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and private placements across oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream sectors both in and outside R...
Artashes Oganov
Coun­sel
Head of Real Estate
Russia, Moscow
Artashes Oganov is a Counsel in the Moscow office of CMS and Head of the Russian Real Estate Practice. Artashes has extensive experience of working on a broad spectrum of real estate projects. He has...
Gregor Kennedy
Coun­sel
Russia, Moscow
Gregor advises on all areas of corporate law with a focus on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures, as well as management buy-outs and buy-ins,  corporate ...