Squire Sanders Invests in its Leading Private Equity Team in Russia

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    Squire Sanders has boosted its market leading private equity practice in Russia with the appointment of partner Anton Rogoza, who joins the firm’s Corporate and Corporate Finance group in Moscow from Goltsblat BLP.

    Mr. Rogoza is a specialist in private equity with wide experience of M&A and corporate restructuring projects across several industries – such as nanotechnology, IT, telecommunications, energy, mining, manufacturing and consumer. He advises Russian and international companies on their cross-border transactions, joint ventures and portfolio investments in Russia. Mr. Rogoza’s experience among private equity deals includes advising such clients as Baring Vostok Capital Partners, RUSNANO, Farallon Capital Management, Pinebridge Investments, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Svarog Capital on their investments in various Russian companies. Among recent M&A transactions Mr. Rogoza has acted for Eurasian Development Bank on the acquisition of circa 9% of shares in ZAO Verkhnekamsk Potash Company, subsidiary of Acron Group for circa USD 100 million.

    Ivan Trifonov, Squire Sanders’ office managing partner in Moscow, said: “We are delighted to welcome Anton Rogoza to Squire Sanders. Anton’s knowledge of the Russian business environment is second to none, and his practical experience of dealmaking in Russia means that he provides the kind of service that at Squire Sanders we believe is essential not just to get a deal done but to deliver the very best for our clients.”

    “With his commercial insight, negotiating skills and knowledge of the finer points of Russian and English law, Anton will fit in seamlessly with our team in Moscow,” added David Wack, corporate partner in Moscow. “In the past few years we’ve built our M&A and private equity practice to become a market leader in Russia and we are continuing to invest and grow the team to support our Russian and international clients.”

    Mr. Rogoza, bilingual in Russian and English, is a graduate of Moscow State Law Academy and holds an LLM from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences’ joint program with Manchester University’s Faculty of Law. Prior to his partnership at Goltsblat BLP, he was at Pepeliaev, Goltsblat & Partners (2003-2009), which included a secondment to Slaughter and May in London in 2006. He also has served as in-house legal counsel to Russian companies in the technology and aviation sectors.

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