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Gregor-Kennedy

Gregor Kennedy

Counsel

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
123112 Moscow
Russia
Languages English, Russian

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 restructuring and corporate governance. 

Gregor qualified as a solicitor in 2008.  He has been with CMS Russia since 2011 and prior to that was with CMS UK. He has experience advising clients in the Oil & Gas sector in both jurisdictions, including BP and Rosneft. His experience also covers a wide variety of other industry sectors, including retail, pharmaceuticals, mining, power, logistics, automotive and financial  services.

Gregor is dual qualified in English and Scots law.

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Relevant experience

  • Rosneft on the sale of 45% in Vankor UTT to Beijing Gas Group Company Limited and the related joint venture for the construction and operation of a chain of automobile CNG filling stations
  • Coalco on the disposal of 90% of shares in three real estate projects to VTB Real Estate
  • VINCI on a share purchase agreement and shareholders agreement in respect of its acquisition of a 50% stake in the toll road operator United Toll Systems (UTS)
  • Russian Direct Investment Fund on the shareholders’ arrangements between members of the investors’ consortium acquiring the new terminals of Vladivostok International Airport
  • Sberbank Group on the acquisition of a 79.6% stake in DocDoc.ru, an e-health platform for medical appointments and related shareholders’ arrangements
  • Medtronic, a US NYSC listed Global medical equipment manufacturer and distributor on its joint venture with Renova for the manufacture and sale of medical devices in Russia
  • Russian private group on a joint venture with a local partner in relation to a nuclear project in Kazakhstan and related shareholders’ arrangements and funding
  • Renault and Nissan jointly on the acquisition of a Russian bank and formation of a car financing joint venture with Unicredit
  • Terex Corporation, a US NYSC listed global, multi-application heavy equipment manufacturer on its joint venture with Gaz Group
  • BP on a joint venture with Rosneft to jointly explore and produce hard-to-recover oil in Russia
  • Rosneft on Sakhalin III project with Sinopec for joint exploration and development of oil and gas
  • Rosneft on its acquisition of a significant minority interest in Saras S.p.A, a leading Italian energy provider acting in the area of oil refining and electricity
  • Mechel Group on its disposal of shares in the Bulgarian heat and power generation company, Toplificacia Ruse EAD by way of auction sale
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Education

  • 2005 − University of Aberdeen, Diploma in Legal Practice
  • 2004 − University of Aberdeen, LLB
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Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Scotland
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