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Corporate law / M&A

Corporate law / M&A

This is one of the key practices within Pepeliaev Group and one of the best M&A teams on the Russian market. 

The practice includes 5 partners and 22 lawyers. 

Our lawyers have experience of working in leading international law firms, including Magic Circle. 

They have assisted in more than  50 transactions worth between USD 10 million and 4 billion. 

Pepeliaev Group Corporate Division is highly recommended as a leading Russian team by independent legal directories andLegal-500-leading-firm-2020.jpg international publications such as: 

  • The Legal500 EMEA, 
  • Chambers Europe, 
  • Pravo.ru

“Well-recognized team advising local and international clients especially active in deals in the life sciences and real estate sectors. Also active on matters in the financial services and TMT sectors. Houses an exceptionally strong tax practice.”

Chambers Europe, 2016

Key services 

  • Preparing and conducting M&A transactions
  • Due Diligence
  • Providing legal support in reorganising and restructuring of businesses and their assets
  • Analysing the efficiency and transparency of corporate management structures, developing new management and ownership models
  • Providing legal support for share issues and transactions with securities
  • Providing legal support for various aspects of business in relation to corporate legislation
  • Providing support to clients at all stages of investment projects


Provided support in a EUR 25 million transaction with involvement of a “hostile” non-resident
The corporate practice has provided legal support to a developer of automobile safety systems in the framework of preparing a sale of a 100% membership interest in the issued capital from “hostile” non-residents to a “friendly” non-resident.
Provided legal support to a client as it entered into a RUB 1 billion transaction
The corporate practice provided support to a client, a real estate development company, as it was entering into a transaction worth RUB 1 billion.
Other projects