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Andrei Dontsov

Andrei Dontsov
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Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

Andrei is the head of White & Case’s Moscow corporate/M&A practice. Widely recognised as one of Russia’s leading corporate/M&A lawyers, Andrei's practice focuses on M&A, joint ventures and commercial projects. Andrei advises in a diverse range of business sectors, including energy, telecommunications, mining and metals, FMCG and financial institutions. Andrei's significant track record and reputation have attracted a client portfolio of major domestic and international companies and institutions. He has represented Rostelecom in the acquisition of a controlling stake in SafeData; Allianz in its US$41 million sale of Rosno-MS; X5 Retail Group in the acquisition of 100 per cent shares in SPAR Retail from A&NN Investments Ltd.; Recordati in the US$87 million acquisition of rights of OTC pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements on the Russian and CIS market; and Sibur in the sale of certain assets of Sibur-Russian Tyres to the joint venture between Pirelli SpA. and State Corporation Russian Technologies. 

Andrei is named as a top-tier lawyer by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000.

Andrei takes a leading role in the firm’s business development and client relations management. Working closely with the firm’s global committees, Andrei is constantly engaged in shaping the new approaches to promotion of legal services and creating added value to the clients’ services. He is an author of a seminar series for in-house lawyers focused on efficient cooperation of in-house legal units and legal services providers. He is a part of the global taskforce responsible for the firm's profile and branding initiatives, and a member of the alumni committee of the firm.

Noted for his cutting-edge knowledge of his practice area, he is an author and lecturer of the M&A course at top Russian law schools - Moscow State University (MGU), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and Moscow State Law University (MGYuU) for over 10 years.

Andrei graduated from the MGIMO’s International Law Faculty and is qualified to practise law in the Russian Federation.

WWL says: Andrei Dontsov is an experienced and highly regarded name in the Russian M&A world.

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