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CMS expands Russian Corporate / M&A practice


CMS Russia is happy to announce that Vladimir Zenin has moved from Allen & Overy to join the Moscow office of CMS as a Counsel and Head of M&A in CMS Russia’s Corporate and M&A practice.

Vladimir will reinforce one of the leading Corporate and M&A practices in Russia, comprising 9 Russian, English and German qualified lawyers, including 2 partners. CMS Russia’s Corporate and M&A practice has been ranked by the leading legal directories for the last 7 years and has won multiple awards, including #1 in CEE in 2011 to 2013 by Bloomberg and CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year in 2012 and 2014 by Mergermarket. With his extensive expertise in Oil & Gas, Vladimir will also complement CMS Russia’s Oil & Gas practice led by Natalia Kozyrenko, an expert recommended by Chambers & Partners with over 20 years’ experience in the field.

Vladimir specialises in corporate and M&A transactions and has advised clients on a variety of acquisitions and disposals, joint venture projects, corporate restructurings and private placements. His experience covers a wide range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining, power, logistics, transport infrastructure, oilfield services and pharmaceuticals.

Jean-Francois Marquaire, the Managing Partner of the Moscow office comments: “We are pleased to welcome Vladimir to the team. I am confident that Vladimir’s experience will boost our’ expertise as a leading Corporate and M&A firm in the Russian market”.

Vladimir says: “CMS is an excellent platform with versatility and flexibility that clients need most in the current market conditions and I am thrilled to take on this challenging and exciting role.”