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Eversheds Sutherland announces new partners in Russia

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    The Russian offices of Eversheds Sutherland launch with the appointment of five partners working in a close team across two offices. The new partners worked together previously in the Russian offices of a premier Nordic law firm – all for at least a decade, and provide a broad range of experience and backgrounds. The partners join an already robust Russia team with experience on numerous Russia-related transactions and projects, including Simon Gamlin in London, James Hargrove in Switzerland, Viv Jones in Dubai, Vesa Turkki in Helsinki and Tatjana Tscherevko in Germany.

    Simon Gamlin, Partner and Head of Technology (International) comments: “I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues in Russia to the firm. I have had the opportunity to meet with them each individually on numerous occasions and truly believe that we have found the right partners for Eversheds Sutherland, who come into the firm clearly sharing all of our values: client commitment, innovative solutions and global service. I am excited to now offer the full range of commercial law services to Russian and international clients working in Russia”.

    Our new Russian partners:

    Victoria Goldman is the managing partner for Russia and is recognised in the legal field as an “eminent practitioner” (Chambers), providing “both sound legal understanding and exceptional management and business development skills” (Chambers). Her over 20 years of experience in corporate law and M&A transactions give clients a highly respected and knowledgeable specialist with a tremendous presence in negotiations and seamless management. Although Victoria has a special interest corporate and M&A, she has worked in almost every major industry in Russia, advising on several major acquisitions in forestry and timber manufacturing, tourism and the hotel business, food and beverages, IT, and construction. Victoria is an Attorney-at-Law (Advokat) in the St Petersburg Chamber.

    Anu Mattila is “recognised as a leading figure for advising on Russian and Ukrainian transactions” (Chambers), on which she has advised for over 20 years. Her experience is greatly appreciated and sought after by clients seeking advice on cross-border M&A transactions and investment projects. Additionally, she has also advised on joint venture projects and project financing and restructuring in the industries of real estate, retail and manufacturing. She also advises companies in connection with international sanctions compliance. Anu is a member of the Finnish bar association.

    Yury Pugach, a partner in our Moscow office, is well-known and rated as a top specialist in real estate and construction as well as commercial and corporate issues (“impressive”, Chambers). He has advised clients on some of the largest foreign investment projects in North-Western Russia, including greenfield and brownfield projects resulting in shopping malls, residential construction complexes, manufacturing facilities and business centres. Yury also provides support as a part of the litigation and dispute management team, where he uses his status as a Russian Attorney-at-Law (Advokat) and represents clients in civil and criminal procedures.

    Mikhail Timonov, holding a PhD in Law, specialises mainly in M&A transactions and Russian corporate and contract law. He has advised on a number of medium and large transactions throughout various regions of Russia and in various industries, from agricultural acquisitions to manufacturing joint ventures. He also has experience advising on large real estate investments and divestments in St. Petersburg, from obtaining construction licenses and permits, through registration of the title and on to their further commercial use and operation. Mikhail is recommended by Legal 500 for two years in a row.

    Luke Wochensky is a partner in the litigation and dispute management practice in Moscow and a Russian Attorney-at-Law (Advokat) in the Moscow Chamber, with rights of audience in civil and criminal courts throughout Russia. He advises clients on various dispute resolution strategies, specialising in international commercial arbitration connected to Russia and the CIS, insolvency procedures for creditors in the Russian state commercial (arbitrazh) courts and other, larger cases in Russia, including intellectual property, labor and construction disputes. Luke is also a member of the corporate crime and investigations practice, advising on practical compliance for foreign-owned subsidiaries in Russia, on the ground investigations in Russia related to commercial bribery or breaches of the Russian Criminal Code or foreign laws (FCPA, Bribery Act 2010, etc.) and representation of clients before Russian law enforcement agencies. Luke has been described as “creative and proactive” by Legal 500.


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