Irina Kuyantseva

Irina Kuyantseva

Senior Associate
Irina Kuyantseva
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Irina is a Senior Associate in the Corporate / M&A practice at ALRUD Law Firm.

Irina advises Russian and foreign clients on corporate law issues, specializes in supporting local and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business restructuring and reorganization, and on integrated asset transfer projects.

Irina graduated from the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, majoring in civil law. Prior to joining the ALRUD team, Irina completed an internship at Slaughter and May, one of the largest English law firms.

Includes advising and representing:

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. and Seadrill Limited

on a long-term investment and co-operation Agreement with a Russian oil company.

Russia's largest oil company

on a number of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, including the participation in a tender of the Burneftegaz acquisition.

The largest Russian sovereign wealth fund

on the investment transaction (together with other investors) for the realization of infrastructure projects on “liquidation of digital inequality” (with a telecommunication company) and “smart grids” (with Rosseti).

Munich RE / ERGO International AG

on the sale of ERGO Life Insurance Company to Rosgosstrakh.


a leading Russian mining and metals company, on offering to a Russian major bank the option to purchase a 49% share in the Elga coking coal deposit development project for RUB 34.3bn.

'Pharmacy Chain 36.6'

on the sale of 52% of shares in 'Veropharm' pharmaceutical company, and founding shareholders on the sale of a controlling stake in 'Pharmacy Chain 36.6'.

Majority shareholders

in terms of proposed sale of shares of Biocom, large pharmaceuticals manufacturer and supplier, to Lupin Atlantis Holdings S.A.

Olam International Ltd

one of the leading international exporters of goods, within a corporate reorganization, in the form of a spin-off of its subsidiary, in the Russian Federation.

BMI Group

on a reorganization of Russian subsidiaries through merger.

Black Dragon Capital

in a multijurisdictional deal, on the acquisition of business under the Grass Valley brand.

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated

on the acquisition of Bayer Animal Health business.

Best Lawyers 2022 recommends Irina Kuyantseva for Corporate Law.
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