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PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE DEALS

ON THE EDGE OF VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY

We are on the Russian market of private equity and venture deals from the very beginning (since 2003), actively participating either in legislative and practical sides of the this venue.

Our experience allows us to apply innovative structural solutions in support of venture deals in Russia and abroad. We cover all stages of venture funding: from term sheet to final documentation, from corporate governance to support of follow-on investment rounds.

We go hand in hand with all perks of private equity and venture deals, such as:

- liquidation preferences;

- “pay-to-pay” terms,

- financing obligations;

- debt to equity conversion,

- exit strategy; etc.

Our team of private equity and venture capital lawyers provide valuable legal advice and strategy to clients at every stage of the investment lifecycle. With a thorough knowledge of the global and Russian regulatory framework trends affecting the private equity sector, our team has worked on a range of complex and high-value deals.

We represent a broad client base including global equity investors, management teams, targets, financial advisers, senior and mezzanine debt arrangers, venture capital firms, pension funds, entrepreneurs and financial institutions.

Key services

  • Selection and preparation

    Preparing all necessary PE & VC infrastructure in Russia and abroad (funds, investment partnerships, operating companies, business partnerships, partnerships, etc.));

    Selecting and establishing investment platforms;

    Drafting essential term-sheets, MoU, LoI, etc;

  • Legal opinions

    Providing legal opinion on companies-founders, investment platforms, documentation, etc.;

  • Drafting, Signing and Closing

    Drafting essential term-sheets, MoU, LoI, etc;

    Preparing transaction documentation: GP-LP agreements, options, fund documentation, management agreements, exit terms, cap table, etc.;

    Preparing and registering documentation re various classes of shares for joint-stock companies, if the latter are used for venture investment purposes;

  • Fully blown assistance in squeeze-outs, buy-outs, tender-offers, IPO|SPO;

    Corporate Governance

    Advising on corporate governance matters, management bodies operation and allocation of authorities on different levels;

  • Due diligence.
  • OUR HIGHLIGHTS

    recognized by LEGAL 500, PRAVO.RU, KOMMERSANT, CHAMBERS EUROPE

TEAM PROJECTS COMPRISE

more than 5

investment partnership agreements;

more than 42

investment rounds in Russia and abroad;

$120 mln.

have been placed with our assistance;

more than 10

jurisdictions (Russia, USA, UK, Israel, Austria, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar and others).