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Sergey has over 20 years of experience in advising on corporate law and M&A, business restructuring and reorganizing. As a head of St. Petersburg office he supervises major M&A deals, real estate transactions, and provides advice and support industrial and infrastructure projects.

He has a proven and impressive track record of successfully resolving complex issues for clients, including handling governmental relations at all levels.

His main achievements

Sergey’s professional experience includes providing support in more than 200 complex projects representing the largest foreign and domestic investors:
  • full-scale legal support to the world leader in car manufacturing during construction of the first and second stages of a car plant in St Petersburg, including negotiations with the state authorities with regard to obtaining the status of a strategic investor and entering into an investment contract; 
  • assisting a leading international container carrier during construction of a terminal complex in Kaliningrad Region; 
  • advising a large Korean conglomerate in connection with the planned construction of a sea port in the Far East;
  • assisting a major European developer with acquisition, construction and further operation of a luxury hotels chain in several regions of Russia;
  • full-scale legal assistance to a Scandinavian telecommunication company when it was entering the Russia market, and legal support to the client during subsequent business operations. 

What they say

Clients describe Sergey as “an outstanding practical expert in dispute resolution” (Chambers Europe)

"He is a wonderful negotiator; we appreciate his invariably constructive approach to solving any issue and ability to propose options that satisfy both parties" (Chambers Europe)

“Sergey Spasennov has enormous experience in real estate and infrastructure projects. He is especially appreciated as an expert in handling clients' relationships with state authorities and public bodies” (Chambers Europe)      

Publications

04.06.2020
Pepeliaev Group has been again recognised as Law Firm of the Year for Tax Law according to Best Lawyers™ 2021*
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16.04.2020
Pepeliaev Group presents TerraLex’s cross-border guide to mining rights
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31.03.2020
Valentina Orlova figures at the top of the World Trademark Review – 1000 international rating
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