Sochi Legal
20-21 September 2014, Sochi (Russia)

M&A Session at Sochi 2014

Brief information about M&A Session at Sochi 2014

On September 19, 2014, the Sochi-2014 International Investment Forum in partnership with Sochi Legal will hold a roundtable “Golden Rules of M&A Transactions”.

In 2013 over 300 mergers and acquisitions were announced in the CIS countries. Implementation of each transaction took many months or, in some cases, over a year. Leading Russian and international experts will discuss their M&A experiences and the highlights that determine the success of such transactions at the roundtable.

The roundtable will be held on the second day of the Sochi-2014 Forum from 14:30 to 16:00. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Trends in the M&A market in Russia and CIS
  • Raising finance in the current market conditions
  • Avoiding pitfalls in the transaction
  • National or English law? Pros and cons
  • Characteristics of transactions with state corporations and large financial-industrial groups
  • Special situations
  • Disputes arising out of M&A transactions and how to avoid them
  • Regulatory aspects of transactions


  • Dimitry Afanasiev,  the member of the Partners' Committe, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (Russia).

Confirmed panelists:

  • Kirill Androsov, Managing Partner, Altera Capital Management AG (Russia)
  • Patrick Dziewolski, Partner, Bredin Prat (France)
  • Nikolai Gordeev, President, Chairman of the Management Board, UFC Bank (Russia)
  • Ruslan Ibragimov, Vice-President on Corporate and Legal Affairs, MTS (Russia)
  • Igor Makarov, Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Legal Affairs, Basic Element (Russia)
  • Sergei Ostrovsky, Partner, Ashurst (UK)
  • Tomohiro Tsuchiya, Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (Japan)

More information about the Sochi-2014 International Investment Forum.