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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Skadden – Lenta Debuts on London and Moscow Stock Exchanges

Skadden represented Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, VTB, Deutsche Bank, UBS and TPG Capital as the joint bookrunners for the $1 billion IPO of Russian hypermarket chain Lenta Ltd., which priced on February 28 and closed on March 5 and 7 on the London and Moscow stock exchanges, respectively. This was the first dual listing of global depositary receipts on the London and Moscow stock exchanges.

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