Nato Tskhakaya is a counsel and the head of our Antitrust & Competition practice. Nato has many years’ experience in antitrust laws and regulations and advising clients on M&A transactions and infrastructure projects. Among Nato’s clients are major Russian and international oil and gas companies, investment funds, and diversified holdings.


Prior to joining RGP, Nato was a partner at Danilov & Partners law firm, and before that, she worked at international law firms Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Salans.

Nato’s practice focuses on antitrust and competition issues, corporate governance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure projects.


Primary Practice Focus: Antitrust and Competition, Corporate

Secondary Practice Focus: Corporate

Industry Sectors: Energy & Natural Resources

Languages: English, Russian, Georgian

Nato Tskhakaya
Landline   +7 495 139 6536

International experience

15 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

  • Representing Caterpillar in connection with obtaining the FAS Russia’s approval for its US$7.6 billion acquisition of Bucyrus, a leading manufacturer of mining equipment
  • Advising Baker Hughes in connection with obtaining the approval of the Russian Government Commission on Monitoring Foreign Investment for a merger with a global competitor
  • Developing and implementing an antitrust compliance system for a major international oilfield services company
  • Advising a global oil and gas drilling company on antitrust compliance issues in connection with its restructuring in Russia
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company before the FAS Russia in connection with a competitor’s complaint regarding unfair advertising by our client
  • Advising a large Russian private oil company in connection with entering into a contract for the design, manufacture and supply of equipment with a US supplier for the construction of a liquid helium plant
  • Advising a large Russian private oil company on the implementation of its US$2.3 billion gas cycling project at the Yarakta oil and gas condensate field, including its cooperation with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan) in connection with the construction of a polymer plant
  • Advising a large private oil company on amending the terms of an investment agreement with a leading international investment bank
  • Advising one of the largest international oilfield services companies on the sale of its operating assets to a Russian state-owned oil company for US$100 million
  • Advising a Moscow private equity fund in connection with the establishment of a joint venture for the construction and management of a coal terminal in a sea port in Primorsky Krai


  • LLM, Duke University School of Law, 2010
  • DL, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2007


  • Russia, 2007

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers 2020 - 2021 - ranked among the top Competition & Antitrust, Construction lawyers in Russia.

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Publications & public speaking

16 December 2020
Legal alert on the state measures to stabilise the prices of socially important food products
By Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners
Nato Tskhakaya