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Head of Banking and Finance Practice

What she specialises in

Lidia specialises in the legal regulation of banking activities.

She advises on matters connected with mergers and acquisitions of credit institutions, conducts due diligence, advises on structuring transactions, and provides support during such transactions.

She has significant experience of advising clients on different issues including the regulation of credit institutions’ activities by authorised state bodies as well as acquiring and reorganising credit organisations and providing legal support for their operations.

Her main achievements

For more than 20 years Lidia has been advising credit institutions and investors on matters that can influence the activities of financial institutions in Russia.

Projects include:

  • provided comprehensive legal advice and support in connection with the registration and licensing in the Russian Federation of a fully-owned subsidiary bank of one of the Korea’s largest financial groups, including drafting the set of documents relating to the new bank’s registration and filing these documents with the regulatory authorities. This deal involved the registration of a new bank under amended CBR regulations, with respect to internal control and management requirements, some of which kept changing during the registration process;

  • provided advice and assistance to a large investment company on a range of matters connected with the acquisition of a Russian bank including conducting a due diligence, structuring the transaction and preparing all necessary documentation;

  • provided advice and support to an international financial company in connection with the expansion of its presence in Russia including preparing documents regarding credit programmes;

  • provided extensive legal advice and full transactional support in connection with the sale of the Russian subsidiary of Cyprus based bank. The work on this project included structuring the deal under Russian law, providing assistance in preparing the transactional documents and participating in the closing of the deal, as well as providing assistance with all registration formalities in Russia. Provided legal support to a bank which needed to extend the accreditation of its Moscow and St. Petersburg Representative Offices with the Bank of Russia and extend the accreditation and obtain work permits for its top managers.

What they say

Experts of Pepeliaev Group’s banking practice “are able to deliver an extremely professional approach. And the best part of it is that it is both time and cost efficient” (IFLR1000).


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