Alan Kartashkin is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Moscow office. His practice focuses on M&A, securities and corporate finance.
Mr. Kartashkin is recommended as one of the leading lawyers for M&A, capital markets, private equity and aviation matters in Russia by Chambers and Best Lawyers. IFLR1000(2018) recommends him for both Debt and Equity Capital Markets and for M&A. Legal 500 EMEA (2018) recommends him for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, M&A and Energy & Natural Resources, and notes that he has “a deep understanding of Russia’s business environment of the clients’ requirements.” He is also included in Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers. In Chambers Europe (2018) where he is recommended for his aviation, capital markets and M&A practices, sources note that “he has the ability to tailor any process to the clients’ needs.” Previous editions of the guide praise him for the “combination of his personality, his accessibility and his experience.” Clients note that “he knows how to push things through, how to not waste time and he can foresee and solve issues before they arise.” In Chambers Global (2018), Mr. Kartashkin is cited as “a versatile practitioner,” and “a go-to name” who “has real attention to detail but still doesn't lose the big picture on a deal, so clients can be sure nothing is lost on the way,” and in Chambers Europe (2016) he is described as “a brilliant lawyer” and “a key relationship manager.” Mr. Kartashkin is also noted in Benchmark Litigation Europe (2018) as a “great communicator and smart lawyer”.
Mr. Kartashkin advises boards of directors and special committees of independent directors of leading Russian companies on corporate governance issues. He has led some of the largest public M&A transactions in Russia, including the mergers of Uralkali with Silvinit and RTS with MICEX. Mr. Kartashkin has represented major Russian enterprises in public equity and debt offerings in the international capital markets, including premium listings on the London Stock Exchange, as well as in a diverse range of financing transactions. Since early 2014, he has been advising leading U.S., E.U., Japanese, Chinese and Russian corporations and financial institutions on the application of and compliance with, the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and E.U. on a growing number of Russian entities as result of the crisis in Ukraine.