Oleg Isaev advises clients on a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, focusing primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matter, particularly in the energy sector. He has also had extensive experience in advising clients on oil and gas legislation, corporate financing transactions, antimonopoly and compliance issues. In addition, Mr. Isaev also counsels clients on matters relating to placement of securities, financing, currency regulation and currency control issues, as well as various commercial contracts.

Mr. Isaev’s recent experience includes—

  • advising an independent Russian oil and gas producer in connection with the construction of an associated gas processing plant and the sale of corresponding carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol
  • advising an independent Chinese investor seeking to invest in production of electricity in the Far East region of Russia for subsequent export to China
  • representing a major international oil and gas service company in the acquisition of a Russian subsidiary.
  • representing shareholders of an independent Russian oil company in a joint venture with a strategic investor
  • advising a major international oil company in connection with the entry into a joint venture with a Russian state-owned oil company to conduct operations in the Arctic
  • advising Finstar, a major Russian financial group on the disposal of Rive Gauche, a major premium perfume retail chain
  • advising Finstar, a major Russian financial group on the acquisition of a stake in a European pay-day loan business
  • representing a US-based investor in connection with the formation of a joint venture to operate a pay-day loan business in Russia and subsequently representing the existing shareholders of such joint venture in connection with the sale of a 33% stake to a new strategic investor (investing both through debt and equity)
  • representing a Russian real estate developer in connection with the sale of a retail and office center in St, Petersburg to a strategic investor and the creation of a joint venture with such investor for these purposes
  • advising a Russian investor on a joint venture with a Russian state-owned bank to acquire and operate a retail and office center in Moscow
  • providing legal advice to the shareholders of a large Russian vodka producer in a structured sale of their majority equity stake to a major Western alcoholic beverage producer and the subsequent sale of the remaining minority stake
  • representing a U.K.-registered company with Russian gas assets in the process of its admission to, and placement of its shares on, AIM of the London Stock Exchange
  • advising a major Russian electronics retail company in connection with the process of its preparation for an initial public offering of shares on the London Stock Exchange
  • advising a major Russian oil and gas company in connection with a Eurobond offering
  • counseling a Guernsey company with Russian gas assets in connection with the process of its preparation for the placement of its shares
  • advising various investment funds investing in Russian assets in connection with the placement of their shares

Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers 2017-2018 ranked among top Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers in Russia

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French
Russian
English