Vladimir Zenin specializes in corporate transactions and has advised clients in connection with private and competitive share and asset acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and corporate disputes. His experience covers a wide variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining, power, real estate, logistics, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, retail and technology.

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    • Advising Rosneft in connection with a number of strategic joint ventures in Russia and outbound investments in the EU and the Middle East.
    • Advising RDIF, individually and together with its co-investors, on their various investments in the Russian businesses of major international companies across a range of industry sectors.
    • Advising INTER RAO UES on a circa US$12 billion consolidation of various Russian power generation and distribution assets, including the US$2.273 billion acquisition of 79.2% shares in OGK-3 from Norilsk Nickel in exchange for new shares issued by INTER RAO UES and an intended acquisition of a power distribution business controlled by a Russian high-net-worth individual.
    • Advising Coalco on the disposals of its 20% stake in Metalloinvest to VTB Bank, of a business center project in Moscow to Hals Development and of three real estate projects in Moscow to VTB Group.
    • Advising a major Asian NOC in connection with a bid for a stake in Arctic LNG 2 project.
    • Advising a consortium of major Asian NOCs in connection with an intended investment in Yamal LNG LLC, including an extensive due diligence review of the relevant subsoil rights.
    • Advising Yamal LNG LLC in connection with LNG offtake arrangements.
    • Advising Schlumberger on its various acquisitions in Russia.
    • Advising an independent European refiner on an intended acquisition of major oil refining, storage and transportation assets in the UK from an IOC.
    • Advising Sigdo Koppers on its US$790 million acquisition of Magotteaux Group through an auction process.


    • Moscow State Inst. of International Relations, with honors, 2002


    • Russia, 2001


    • Russian
    • English
    • German
    • Chambers Global 2021, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    • Chambers Europe 2020, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability
    • IFLR 1000 2021, M&A: Notable practitioner
    • Pravo.ru 2019, Corporate/M&A
    • Best Lawyers 2021, Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Best Lawyers 2021, Corporate
    • Described in Chambers Europe as: “He really fights for our interests,” a client reports, adding, “Due to his involvement, we improved the commercial terms in comparison to what was initially agreed.” Another client adds, “He is flexible in negotiations and in his approach, but he sticks by the client. It’s nice to work with him.”
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