Alexander is a dual-qualified Partner in the Corporate / M&A practice, admitted as an Advocate in Russia and as a Solicitor of England and Wales.
Alexander specialises in complex cross-border and Russian corporate transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, establishment of joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, re-domiciliation of companies, private equity transactions. He advises clients active in the areas of corporate governance, strategic investments, the insurance and brokerage business, and to financial organizations.
Over the past year, Alexander has been actively advising international and Russian clients on complex sanctions and counter-sanctions issues in such areas as corporate restructuring, management buy-out, and auction sales of foreign investors’ assets in Russia.
Alexander graduated with honors from Kutafin Moscow State Law University and earned a master’s degree in law from the University of London.
In 2019-2020, Alexander completed his secondment at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York, one of the largest international law firms, and gained extensive experience in cross-border transactions under US and English law.
Alexander is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
a global provider of healthcare services and solutions, on the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems Inc., for more than US$16.5bn — the world's second-largest deal in healthcare sector in 2020.
one of the largest English language schools and online university for skills and professions, on a comprehensive business reorganisation and restructuring.
a leading provider of critical well centric products and technologies for the oil and gas industry in connection with acquisition of Rubicon Oilfield International group, one of the major market players of upstream oilfield technology sector.
global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living in connection with acquisition of Erber Group for an enterprise value of €980m.
within the framework of coordination with the FAS Russia and the Government Commission for the Control of Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation, of a transaction worth US$17bn with Alstom S.A., a leading French rolling stock manufacturer.
on the acquisition of Monsanto Company, a publicly-traded, American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation.
on the sale of a controlling stake in the group to a strategic investor.
on the acquisition of 14.16% shares in a Russian oil company.
publicly traded US company and a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning, on the acquisition of ID R&D group, leading identity and biometric solution provider across the world.
publicly traded Russian leader of the development market in connection with acquisition of 100% shares of “Input Lab” LLC, managing multiapartment buildings in Russia.
in its asset merger deal with Yandex Taxi, Russia’s largest online taxi-booking services.
on the establishment of a joint venture in Russia to conduct business on labeling pharmaceutical products in Russia.
on the establishment of a joint venture with participation of Yandex N.V., Benchmark Capital and Index Ventures for purposes of development of open-source code ClickHouse.
on the acquisition of Russian businesses of Willis Towers Watson, one of the biggest and publicly traded insurance brokers in a world.
a global HR consulting firm, on withdrawal from its CIS business.
a group headquartered in France, specializing in the preparation, treatment and transformation of metal surfaces, manufacturing of steel shot and grit, stainless steel abrasives and cut wire on the exit from Russian market and sale of 2 (two) major production plants and facilities in Russia.
one of the leading eyeglass-lens makers on the sale of its Russian businesses to a local management, including advising on structuring matters of post-disposal supplies to CIS market countries.
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