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Jean-Francois Marquaire

Managing Partner
Head of Infrastructure & Projects

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

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 executive officer with various companies in France, Europe and North America.

In the framework of his duties, Jean-François has also participated in large projects, particularly in the construction, transportation, energy and automotive sectors and coordinated major acquisitions, divestitures, business combinations and reorganisations. Coordinating the efforts of large working groups, he has directed all legal and tax aspects, including structuring and negotiating the legal documentation required in these types of transactions.

Jean-Francois was chosen by his peers as one of the leading Russian practitioners in Corporate Law and Project Finance and Development practice according to Best Lawyers International ranking.

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Relevant experience

  • The winning bidder (a consortium of Systra and SNCF International) on preparation of its participation in a procurement tender to act as the technical advisor to JSC “High-Speed Rail Lines” (an RZhD subsidiary) in the framework of the Moscow – Kazan section of the Moscow – Kazan – Yekaterinburg high-speed rail line project.
  • Leading transport infrastructure concession operator (Vinci Concessions) on the acquisition of a 50% stake in United Toll Systems.
  • The sponsors (Vinci Concessions, NTrans and later, Mostotrest) and the concessionaire (North-West Concession Company) on the US$ 2B. first section (15-58km) of the Moscow – St. Petersburg toll road.
  • Leading Luxury Goods Brands on the acquisition, reorganization and development of their retail network in Russia.
  • PSA / Mitsubishi Joint Venture on the structuring of their car manufacturing activities in Kaluga, the construction and the commissioning of the manufacturing plant.
  • Leading automotive components supplier on the acquisition of a 50% stake in a Togliatti based Russian auto components supplier.
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  • HEC School of Management, CESA Executive Human Resources Programme
  • INSEAD, Finance Programme for Executives
  • 1983 − University of Aix-Marseille III, LL.M. in Business Law
  • 1983 − University of Aix-Marseille III, LL.M. in International Law
  • Paris II University, LL.B. in Business Law
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October 2020
CMS Rus­sia ranked in IFLR1000, World Tax and World Trans­fer Pri­cing 2021
The 2021 edi­tions of IFLR1000, the World Tax and World Trans­fer Pri­cing named CMS Rus­sia one of the best law firms in 2021.
15 September 2020
Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
As part of our un­der­tak­ing to cre­ate ad­ded value for cli­ents, our pro­fes­sion­als have put to­geth­er this in­tro­duct­ory guide to the Rus­si­an leg­al sys­tem and the prin­cip­al laws and reg­u­la­tions that are of in­terest to in­vestors in this chal­len­ging but op­por­tun­ity-full mar­ket. It is of course no sub­sti­tute for the ex­pert ad­vice tailored to your pro­ject that we will be pleased to provide to you on re­quest.Rus­si­an le­gis­la­tion is chan­ging rap­idly. Al­though this guide de­scribes the laws as of 1 Janu­ary 2020, please con­tact us to check that it re­mains up-to-date. We would also re­com­mend that you sub­scribe to our free on­line ser­vice CMS Law-Now through which you will re­ceive our leg­al and tax eAl­erts. Jean-François Mar­quaire (Man­aging Part­ner)Le­onid Zubar­ev (Seni­or Part­ner)
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing.
16 April 2020
The Leg­al 500 2020: CMS is among the lead­ing law firms in Rus­sia
The 2020 edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 EMEA re­cog­nises CMS Rus­sia across 11 prac­tice areas and hon­ours 12 firm ex­perts.
October 2019
CMS Rus­sia strengthens its po­s­i­tions in in­ter­na­tion­al rank­ings IFLR 1000,...
3 lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al rank­ings IFLR1000, World Tax and World Trans­fer Pri­cing named CMS Rus­sia one of the best law firms in Rus­sia in 2020.
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
CMS Rus­si­a's 13 firm’s part­ners and 8 coun­sel and seni­or as­so­ci­ates have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2020 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers.
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts in 12 prac­tices
The 2019 edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 EMEA re­cog­nises CMS Rus­sia in 12 prac­tice areas and hon­ours firm ex­perts.
Do­ing Busi­ness in Rus­sia 2018
Monaco law firm joins CMS
June 2017
CMS cel­eb­rates 25 an­niversary in Rus­sia
CMS Rus­sia re­cog­nised by Best Law­yers 2018
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