Cross-Border Transactions Partner Igor Krivoshekov to Join Akin Gump in London

(London) – Akin Gump today announced that Igor Krivoshekov will join the firm as a partner in its cross-border transactions practice in London. Mr. Krivoshekov is expected to join Akin Gump in December 2016 from Dentons, where he is one of the leaders of the UKMEA private equity practice. He has practiced extensively in the United States and Russia and has particular experience in the oil and gas sectors.

Mr. Krivoshekov’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other private equity transactions, particularly in the energy and natural resources sector. He advises multinational groups, private equity and other investors in the development of their domestic and international strategies. His transactional experience includes handling deals in numerous jurisdictions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, Russia, Eastern Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America.

During the course of his career, Mr. Krivoshekov has structured and executed complex share and asset acquisitions, private equity transactions, multi-jurisdictional restructurings and cross-border joint ventures in a number of industries, including oil and gas, specialty chemicals, commercial airlines, retail, telecommunications, automotive products, professional services and financial products.

“Igor will continue our recent growth trajectory in London and will be instrumental in the ongoing expansion of our international energy offerings,” said Akin Gump chairperson Kim Koopersmith. “He advises on highly complex private equity transactions and, with his extensive history of deal making, will be an invaluable resource to our clients, particularly those in the energy space. I look forward to welcoming him to Akin Gump.”

Sebastian Rice, partner in charge of Akin Gump’s London office, added, “Igor has worked with leading private equity houses across Europe on some very significant transactions, in particular in emerging markets. His strong technical knowledge, combined with his pragmatic approach to deal negotiations and executions, will be of great value to our clients. His credentials across private equity, energy and emerging markets fit very well with the firm’s focus internationally, and we will be delighted to have him on our team.”

About Igor Krivoshekov

Prior to joining Dentons in 2010, Mr. Krivoshekov was a partner in the London office of a leading U.S. law firm, having previously practiced in its Moscow office. Before that, he worked at another U.S. firm in Chicago and London.

Mr. Krivoshekov received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame Law School.  He has an M.B.A., cum laude, also from the University of Notre Dame, and he received his B.A. from Moscow State University in Russia.

About Akin Gump’s Cross-Border Transactions Practice

Akin Gump’s cross-border transactions practice advises clients in relation to cross-border securities, offerings, joint ventures, restructurings, divestitures, project financings, leveraged buyouts, capital markets transactions, private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. The practice includes almost 100 lawyers in the firm’s U.S. and international offices, qualified in numerous jurisdictions. The firm regularly leads complex and sophisticated transactions, crossing borders and industries, including navigating emerging market countries and numerous heavily regulated industries, and has been recognized for its role in numerous headline-making deals.

 Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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