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11.3. M&A: Trends and Challenges

Thursday, May 17
12:00 - 14:00

Hall #5, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

The speakers will share their relevant views about the M&A development trends in Russia and challenges of Russian investments abroad in the current conditions, talk about their recent experience in doing the deals, and discuss relevant legislative changes in Russia.

In particular, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Challenges of investment into Russia in the current conditions;
  • Challenges and opportunities of outbound investments for Russians these days (political climate, UWOs (unexplained wealth orders), effect of CAATSA on the non-US counter parties);
  • Financing of M&A transactions in the current conditions;
  • Sanctions clauses in Russian M&A transactions
  • Sale of industrial assets: asset deal vs. share deal.

Settlement Mechanics in the M&A transaction: an escrow agreement as a new instrument available in Russia.


Mariya Miroshnikova

Partner, Ivanyan & Partners


Roman Kvitko

Head of the Legal Directorate, Gazprom Neft PJSC


Born on 17.08.1976 in Uglich, Yaroslavl Region (Russia). Graduated in 1998 from the Faculties of Law and Linguistics and International Cooperation at Ulyanovsk State University. Additional Education: University of London, LL.M degree; IMD Business School, Program for Executive Development. Worked as a lawyer at Siberian Aluminum in 2000-2001. Practised as a barrister in 2001-2006.Worked as a lawyer at Sibur in 2006. Served as Deputy Head of the Legal Department at Gazprom Neft from 2007. In 2009-2010 worked as Deputy CEO for Legal and Corporate Issues at the Serbian energy company, NIS. Then worked in a similar role at Gazprom Neft-Development (a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, managing large upstream projects in Russia and abroad). Head of Legal Directorate of Gazprom Neft since June 2012.

Ekaterina Novikova

Division Head, Gazprombank JSC

Sergei Ostrovsky

Partner, Ashurst LLP

Maksim Rasputin

Counsel, Ivanyan & Partners

Elena Sapozhnikova

Partner, UCP Investment Group

Skott Senekal

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLC

Rashid Sharipov

Vice President, Transneft PJSC

* The Programme may be subject to change