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Natalia Kozyrenko

Head of Energy & Climate Change

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

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 international oil and gas transactions, both in upstream and downstream, and regularly acts for international O&G companies and Russian industry majors.

Natalia has been involved in the power sector reform in Russia and advised clients on power projects in Russia and internationally.

Natalia has been regularly chosen by her peers as one of the leading practitioners in Energy & Natural Resources  in Russia according to Best Lawyers, and recognized as an eminent energy lawyer in Russia by Chambers & Partners  since 2007.

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Natalia Kozyrenko is the driving force behind this increasingly successful practice, prompting one client to say:
“She is the best Russian lawyer I have come across."

Chambers and Partners

"Наталья Козыренко возглавляет команду юристов, беря на себя ведущую роль в сопровождении фирмой многих ключевых энергетических сделок и проектов строительства в России. Клиенты высоко оценивают ее опыт высокопрофессиональной работы в этой области."

Chambers Europe

Relevant experience

  • BP on upstream joint ventures in Russia, including exploration projects off Sakhalin Island  (Sakhalin IV and V);  .
  • Rosneft on Sakhalin III project;
  • Rosneft on an outbound downstream M&A project
  • Gazprom on an assets swap with BASF.
  • Sintez Group on a joint venture for construction of generation facilities in Russia.
  • Russian energy company on an EU privatisation project in the electricity sector.
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  • 1996 − Columbia University, New York, LLM
  • 1990 − Belarusian State University, Degree in Law
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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)
22 August 2018
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On 12 Au­gust 2018, Rus­sia, Azerbaijan, Ir­an, Kaza­kh­stan and Turk­menistan, be­ing the Caspi­an lit­tor­al states, signed the Con­ven­tion on the Leg­al Status of the Caspi­an Sea (the “Con­ven­tion”). The Con­ven­tion,...
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.
12 March 2020
CMS Rus­sia keeps its strong po­s­i­tions in Cham­bers Europe 2020
“They have both very strong tech­nic­al skills and busi­ness know­ledge”, says a cli­ent about CMS Rus­sia that was ranked by Cham­bers Europe 2020
14 February 2020
CMS Rus­sia ac­com­plishes strong show­ing in Cham­bers Glob­al 2020
CMS Rus­sia has been ranked by Cham­bers Glob­al 2020.
October 2019
CMS Rus­sia strengthens its po­s­i­tions in in­ter­na­tion­al rank­ings IFLR 1000,...
Three lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al rank­ings IFLR1000, World Tax and World Trans­fer Pri­cing, op­er­at­ing with­in the largest European pro­fes­sion­al pub­lish­ing house Eur­omoney In­sti­tu­tion­al In­vestor PLC, named CMS Rus­sia one of the best law firms in Rus­sia this year.
CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
CMS Rus­sia is pleased to an­nounce that all 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, who were named lead­ing law­yers in their fields. CMS Rus­sia has strengthened its po­s­i­tion in the core prac­tice Cor­por­ate, com­mer­cial and M&A.
Cham­bers Europe 2019: CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion on the Rus­si­an...
Cham­bers Europe 2019: CMS con­firms its lead­ing po­s­i­tion on the Rus­si­an leg­al mar­ket
Do­ing Busi­ness in Rus­sia 2018
CMS Rus­sia re­cog­nised by Best Law­yers 2018
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