In a recent Financier Worldwide article, Squire Sanders partner Christopher A. Rose discussed opportunities in Russian private equity. However, successfully finding and completing deals requires a custom investment strategy and careful structuring. Chris reviews a number of ways to get the most out of private equity investments in Russia including:
- Focusing on consumer-facing industries
- Investing through an offshore holding company
- Conforming the organizational documents to the shareholders agreement
- Negotiating the ability to replace senior management
Read the full text of the Financier Worldwide article (PDF).
Squire Sanders was voted 2010 “Best Private Equity Law Firm” in the inaugural Russian Private Equity Leader Awards as well as named 2010 Russian Private Equity Law Firm of the Year by Global Law Experts.
In addition, Chambers Europe 2011 and PLC Which Lawyer? both recommend Squire Sanders for private equity transactions in Russia. In particular, Chris and Squire Sanders partner, David Wack, were ranked by Chambers Europe and the PLC Which Lawyer? as two of Russia’s leading private equity lawyers. Chris was also named as the winner of the Corporate Intl Magazine 2011 Global Award for Private Equity Lawyer of the Year in Russia.
This article was first published in the September 2011 edition of Financier Worldwide and is reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Financier Worldwide Limited.