Herbert Smith Freehills Hires leading Finance and Banking Partner in Moscow

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced the appointment of market leading finance lawyer Dmitry Gubarev to join as a partner, based in Moscow. Dmitry will join from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Moscow where he is a partner and head of the Russian Banking & Finance practice. Dmitry is bilingual in English and Russian.

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Prominent Russian Counsel Joins Moscow Office of Quinn Emanuel

Prominent Russian counsel, Kirill Parinov, has joined Quinn Emanuel as managing partner of its Moscow office. Kirill’s practice focuses on cross-border litigation, international arbitration, and complex financial disputes. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, Kirill served as Group General Counsel and a member of the Management Board for Norilsk Nickel, where he oversaw a global team of over 180 people spread across 8 jurisdictions, covering all areas of litigation affecting a multinational company with a U.S. listing in the heavily regulated mining industry.

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Squire Patton Boggs Hires Energy & Resources Expert in Moscow

Squire Patton Boggs has hired Georgy N. Borisov as partner in its Global Corporate Practice in Moscow. A corporate and M&A specialist with 20 years’ experience, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector, Mr. Borisov was formerly a partner at K&L Gates in Moscow.

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Chadbourne Adds Leading Energy and Projects Lawyer in London and Moscow

Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Andrei Baev has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Department, resident in the London and Moscow offices. Mr. Baev was previously a partner with Berwin Leighton Paisner and will serve as the Managing Partner of Chadbourne’s Moscow office, which opened in 1990

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Clifford Chance advises O1 Group on the acquisition of a stake in Austrian CA Immo from UniCredit for EUR295 million

Clifford Chance has advised its longstanding client O1 Group on the acquisition and on the acquisition financing of a 16% stake in Austrian CA Immo from UniCredit. The total value of the transaction is EUR295 million.

The 15,954,891 ordinary shares acquired by O1 Group Limited represent the entire participation currently held by UniCredit in CA Immo and correspond to approximately 16.35% of the outstanding share capital and voting rights of CA Immo. The closing of the acquisition by O1 Group Limited of UniCredit’s shares in CA Immo is subject to the fulfilment of customary conditions precedent, such as merger control clearance, and expected to occur in November 2014.

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