Yulia Malchenkova

Yulia Malchenkova

Yulia Malchenkova
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Yulia has experience in providing legal support for cross-border and Russian M&A and Private Equity transactions, foundation of joint ventures, and has experience in consulting on the general issues of corporate law and corporate governance.

Yulia graduated with honors from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Include advising and representing:


on the sale of VimpelCom to Russian top management

Publicis Group

on exit from Russia via MBO (management buy-out) as well as on foreign and Russian sanctions compliance when dealing with Russian entities / businesses.

Founders on the sale of REG.RU

Russia’s largest domain names registrar and hosting provider.


in a deal establishing a joint business Yandex Taxi, Russia’s largest online taxi-booking services, with Yandex as well as the subsequent sale of part of the joint business (incl. Yandex.Eats, Yandex.Lavka, Yandex.Delivery, Self-Driving Group businesses) to Yandex for approximately US$1bn.

A major multinational marketing services group

on the exit from Russia via MBO, including, among others, consulting regarding foreign and Russian sanctions compliance when dealing with Russian entities / businesses, the deal included more than 25 targets.

Т1 Group of companies

multi-profile holding company, one of the leaders of Russian IT-market, on the acquisition of a share in a Russian company specializing in providing technological support for banks.

A major Russian bank

on acquisition of a share in a company recognized as the best developer of mobile apps for developers in 2022.

ALRUD Team successfully advises VEON on the exit from the Russian Market via sale of VimpelCom (Beeline brand) to Russian top management
VEON is a major telecommunications operator in the CIS and several Asian countries that provides communications to more than 150 million users every day. VimpelCom (Beeline brand) was previously part of VEON Group. The ALRUD team advised VEON on comprehensive legal support throughout all the stages of the transaction: on the initial stages of the transaction, the ALRUD team advised VEON on general issues related to the structuring of the transaction and advised on the auction sale process with several potential buyers; ALRUD lawyers subsequently supported VEON with negotiating transaction documents with the Russian top management of VimpelCom led by Alexander Torbakhov. This included complex issues associated with structuring the redemption of VEON Eurobonds taking into account Russian and international regulatory restrictions and a disruption in communication between the National Settlement Depository and Euroclear/Clearstream; on the final stages of the transaction, ALRUD represented VEON in negotiating commercial terms of the brand’s division and the operating activities of VEON Group and VimpelCom, as well as in complex issues involving the finalization of the transaction (including interaction with the registrar and broker). Supporting such a major and multi-faceted transaction would not have been possible without the full-service concept of ALRUD law firm. We not only provide comprehensive, high-quality legal assistance, but also integrate our services into our clients’ strategic goals. The ALRUD team that worked on the project under the guidance of Corporate and M&A Practice Partner Sergey Khanaev and Head of the Corporate and M&A Practice Alexander Zharskiy included a cross-functional team from the Corporate, Competition/Antitrust, Commercial/IP and Tax practices: Partner German Zakharov, Senior Associate Anna Grosheva, Senior Associate Ksenia Erokhina, Senior Associate Daniil Lozovsky, Senior Associate Sergey Artemiev, Senior Associate Kristina Akalovich, Associate Eva-Maria Shakhmaeva, Associate Yulia Malchenkova and Associate Olga Yuz.
12 October 2023
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