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Iliya Zotkin is a Counsel in the firm’s Moscow office and Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group. His practice includes advice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Iliya worked in the legal division of a major Russian coal mining company and in the Moscow offices of international law firms.

Credentials

J.D., Moscow State University

Corporate Law - Russia


Best Lawyers, 2019, 2021

Real Estate – Russia


Chambers Europe, 2009-2010, 2015

Corporate and M&A


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Banking and Finance – Tier 3


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Real Estate – Russia


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2007, 2014

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Corporate Law - Russia


Best Lawyers, 2019, 2021

Real Estate – Russia


Chambers Europe, 2009-2010, 2015

Corporate and M&A


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Banking and Finance – Tier 3


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Real Estate – Russia


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2007, 2014

Matters

Represented a Russian development company in connection with a joint venture aimed at construction of a shopping center in Moscow. The total project value exceeded US$ 1 billion.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with EBRD’s investments in its charter capital and agreements on the corporate management structure of a Russian open joint-stock company.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with a joint venture with a Swedish public company in the field of gold mining.

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Represented a Russian development company in connection with a joint venture aimed at construction of a shopping center in Moscow. The total project value exceeded US$ 1 billion.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with EBRD’s investments in its charter capital and agreements on the corporate management structure of a Russian open joint-stock company.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with a joint venture with a Swedish public company in the field of gold mining.

Represented a Russian telecommunication holding in connection with developing a strategy in settling a corporate dispute related to establishing control over a Russian mobile operator and protecting the client’s interests in various jurisdictions advising the client on available remedies and general action strategy.

Represented a major Russian grain trading company in connection with acquisition of an infrastructure complex in a seaport located on the territory of the Russian Federation, including advice on the aspects of its further management. The amount of the transaction exceeded US$ 260 million.

Represented a client in connection with establishing a joint venture for development of a land bank in the Russian Federation aimed at its further comprehensive development. The transaction value amounted to US$ 400 million.

Advised a major Russian financial group on the acquisition of an office center; the total amount of the transaction exceeded US$ 500 million.

Advised a Russian developer on issues regarding negotiation of and performance under a construction contract with the total amount exceeding US$ 200 million.

Advised the biggest Russian exporter of grain, a subsidiary of the largest international trade holding, with respect to the sale of its agricultural business. The project involved, amongst other, advise on matters involving mitigation of Russian historical risks in connection with holding and operating agricultural lands.

Represented International Financial Club (IFC Bank) in connection with two proposed equity finance transactions in the area of real estate development in Russia.

Represented a major Russian metal mining company in an equity finance transaction with a major Russian state controlled bank.

Represented URALSIB Bank in connection with the acquisition, development and customization of a new banking IT system.

Represented a major Russian bank in connection with the proposed acquisition of a large Russian regional bank.

Represented one of the biggest Russian banks, as lender, in a RUR15 billion (US$500 million) secured loan to shareholders of a major Russian industrial group.

Insights

Article · Source: The Legal 500

March 12, 2018
The Legal 500: 2nd Edition M&A Comparative Guide

Article · Source: Vedomosti (Legal Business Overview)

November 29, 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia: New Approach, Old Problems

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Matters

Represented a Russian development company in connection with a joint venture aimed at construction of a shopping center in Moscow. The total project value exceeded US$ 1 billion.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with EBRD’s investments in its charter capital and agreements on the corporate management structure of a Russian open joint-stock company.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with a joint venture with a Swedish public company in the field of gold mining.

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Matters

Represented a Russian development company in connection with a joint venture aimed at construction of a shopping center in Moscow. The total project value exceeded US$ 1 billion.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with EBRD’s investments in its charter capital and agreements on the corporate management structure of a Russian open joint-stock company.

Represented a Russian gold-mining company in connection with a joint venture with a Swedish public company in the field of gold mining.

Represented a Russian telecommunication holding in connection with developing a strategy in settling a corporate dispute related to establishing control over a Russian mobile operator and protecting the client’s interests in various jurisdictions advising the client on available remedies and general action strategy.

Represented a major Russian grain trading company in connection with acquisition of an infrastructure complex in a seaport located on the territory of the Russian Federation, including advice on the aspects of its further management. The amount of the transaction exceeded US$ 260 million.

Represented a client in connection with establishing a joint venture for development of a land bank in the Russian Federation aimed at its further comprehensive development. The transaction value amounted to US$ 400 million.

Advised a major Russian financial group on the acquisition of an office center; the total amount of the transaction exceeded US$ 500 million.

Advised a Russian developer on issues regarding negotiation of and performance under a construction contract with the total amount exceeding US$ 200 million.

Advised the biggest Russian exporter of grain, a subsidiary of the largest international trade holding, with respect to the sale of its agricultural business. The project involved, amongst other, advise on matters involving mitigation of Russian historical risks in connection with holding and operating agricultural lands.

Represented International Financial Club (IFC Bank) in connection with two proposed equity finance transactions in the area of real estate development in Russia.

Represented a major Russian metal mining company in an equity finance transaction with a major Russian state controlled bank.

Represented URALSIB Bank in connection with the acquisition, development and customization of a new banking IT system.

Represented a major Russian bank in connection with the proposed acquisition of a large Russian regional bank.

Represented one of the biggest Russian banks, as lender, in a RUR15 billion (US$500 million) secured loan to shareholders of a major Russian industrial group.

Insights

Article · Source: The Legal 500

March 12, 2018
The Legal 500: 2nd Edition M&A Comparative Guide

Article · Source: Vedomosti (Legal Business Overview)

November 29, 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia: New Approach, Old Problems

View all

Credentials

J.D., Moscow State University

Corporate Law - Russia


Best Lawyers, 2019, 2021

Real Estate – Russia


Chambers Europe, 2009-2010, 2015

Corporate and M&A


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Banking and Finance – Tier 3


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Real Estate – Russia


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2007, 2014

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Recognition

Corporate Law - Russia


Best Lawyers, 2019, 2021

Real Estate – Russia


Chambers Europe, 2009-2010, 2015

Corporate and M&A


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Banking and Finance – Tier 3


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2014

Real Estate – Russia


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle Asia And Africa, 2007, 2014