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Baker Botts Baker Botts
Offices Suite 450, Ducat Place II 7 Ulitsa Gasheka Moscow 123056 Russian Federation
phone: +7 (495) 545-07-77
fax: +7 (495) 545-07-78


Since 1840, Baker Botts lawyers have built a reputation for delivering leading-edge legal and business solutions. Baker Botts offers clients a diversified pool of experience and skills to serve their needs globally.

We have more than 700 lawyers worldwide, based in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh and Washington.

The firm’s highly ranked practice involves almost all areas of energy and commercial law, including: business and financial matters; securities; project development and finance; international trade; all manner of tax matters; legislative, administrative and regulatory activities; civil and white collar criminal defense litigation; real estate; intellectual property and technology; and government contracts law.


Private Equity

The Baker Botts Moscow office Private Equity team has extensive experience of working on all facets of private equity transactions, from the creation of funds and portfolio investments through compliance and corporate governance to investment exits and taking companies public.
We represent fund managers, multilateral development banks and corporate/portfolio companies and advise on:

  • acquisitions of portfolio companies across all industry sectors
  • fund formations
  • venture capital investments
  • auction and divestiture of portfolio companies
  • joint venture, strategic alliance and other corporate partnering arrangements
  • portfolio company executive and employee remuneration, and equity incentive arrangements
  • the most complex debt and equity financing arrangements

    We advise on transactions and investments across a wide range of industries and sectors, including:

  • financial services
  • FMCG
  • e-commerce, media and technology
  • chemical
  • real estate
  • heavy machinery
  • energy sectors

    Baker Botts’ private equity team is headed by Melinda Rishkofski, a leading Russian private equity investment advisor, formerly General Counsel at Baring Vostok Capital Partners. We have the experience, technical capability and strategic perspective that are invaluable in selecting, implementing, and coordinating business strategies in Russia.

    Baker Botts has the knowledge across practice areas to be able to advise private equity funds and portfolio companies on all their legal requirements, in any industry or sector. We provide a one-stop shop for our private equity clients, including being able to advise on their corporate, regulatory, due diligence, real estate and finance legal requirements. Our private equity team works closely with the Russian Intellectual Property practice, especially in relation to the increasingly-important technology transfer and protection areas.

    We have extensive experience of advising private equity funds and portfolio companies on their corporate governance and other pre-IPO preparations. We are able to advise businesses on meeting international corporate governance standards, required either for divestments or to ensure successful IPOs. We have a long-established reputation for advising and training private equity clients on corporate governance best practice.

    We also have the experience to advise on the most tax-efficient structures for private equity funds, including basing funds in tax-advantageous offshore jurisdictions.

  • Management team

    • Levinson Maxim
      +7(495) 545-07-80
    • Stepanov Sergei
      +7 (495)545-07-81

    Track record  view the entire list of records

    Pristav shareholders
    Sale of National Recovery Services to First Collection Bureau
    Preferred share investment into Brunswick Rail
    BVCP, UFG and RDIF
    Acquisition of a controlling stake in Karo Film Group
    Investment by South African mediagroup Naspers
    Acquisitions in and Litres S.A.
    EcoLive Technologies
    Investment into
    Multiple fund structures and numerous portfolio company investments and divestments
    Eruditor Group
    Series B financing
    ruNet shareholders
    Investment into and IPO of Yandex