Extensive experience with major international and Russian law firms and corporations enables the EMPP team to execute smoothly very complex cross-border and domestic M&A deals and to resolve complicated and uncommon transactional matters in various joint ventures and corporate restructurings, applying quality standards and approach widely accepted by major global players.

We run corporate and M&A projects from their initial structuring, drafting of all transactional documentation to subsequent control over acquired assets and business. The firm is frequently involved in set up and development of internal control and compliance rules and standards of various industrial and financial holdings.

EMPP’s corporate and M&A capabilities benefit from other firm’s practices such as banking and finance, litigation and arbitration, capital markets and white-collar criminal defence. The firm’s in-depth market knowledge and professional resiliency have developed our tailored approach to various complex matters in corporate and M&A projects, their execution and associated risk mitigation.


  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures;
  • Transactional structuring, efficient asset management;
  • Corporate restructuring and reorganisations;
  • Production and strategic industrial alliance;
  • Privatisation and transactions with assets in the public sector;
  • Anti-trust and competition, strategic industry regulation and transaction clearing with the supervisory authorities;
  • Advising on various corporate governance matters, corporate management and risk allocation;
  • Drafting of all types of transactional documentation including sale and purchase agreements, shareholders agreement, option arrangements, investment partnerships, project financing agreements and earn-out and incentive mechanisms;
  • Drafting and registration of various constitutional documents and internal by-laws, support in operations of management bodies and shareholders meetings, internal housekeeping and day-to-day support;
  • Advising on operations of public and non-public entities;
  • Due diligence;
  • Private equity and venture capital deals.


$1 bln.

Support over joint venture between the UAC and foreign investors within the framework of development, construction and delivery of aircraft Sukhoi Super-Jet to international market project

$160 mln.

Support over transaction on establishment of joint venture by the Ant Yapi in Russia for construction of multifunctional apartment complex with the total area of 180 thousand sqm.

Support of transaction on establishment of joint venture as an investment partnership agreement  between JSC RVC, RUSNANO and Far East Development Fund
$7 bln.

Establishment of Polymetal International by means of consolidation of the OJSC “Polymetal”, public buyout of its Russian shares and simultaneous listing on the London Stock Exchange

$160 mln.

Support of acquisition of the controlling interest of iron ore project “Timir” by EVRAZ for 4.95 bln. Roubles, and establishment of joint venture with ALROSA".

Advising PC Roscosmos during formation of joint venture with Kazakh Space Agency Kazcosmos on establishment of space complex Baiterek
$8 bln.

Sell of shareholding and depository receipts of oil company Lukoil by the company ConocoPhillips for the amount of $8 bln..