Gayane Nadzharova is a counsel who focuses her practice on dispute resolution. Her early career was spent on general corporate matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions, antimonopoly, real estate and employment issues and Gayane has advised clients in various industries on private equity transactions, establishment of joint-ventures and corporate restructuring.

Background

Prior to joining RGP, Gayane was a counsel, and, prior to that, an associate at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.

Expertise

Primary Practice Focus: Dispute Resolution

Secondary Practice Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions

Languages: Russian, English

Gayane Nadzharova
Counsel
Landline +7 495 139 6517

International experience

9 jurisdictions

Landmark engagement experience

Dispute resolution

  • Representing PJSC Tatneft, Russia’s fifth biggest oil company, in US$380 million English litigation proceedings and a freezing injunction application in the High Court against four Ukrainian oligarchs – Messrs. Igor Kolomoysky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Pavel Ovcharenko and Alexander Yaroslavsky – in relation to huge and complex alleged cross-border fraudulent activities

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Representing Sanors Holding Ltd on the 100% sale of JSC Novokuibyshevskaya Petrochemical Company to OJSC Rosneft
  • Representing Baring Vostok on the proposed 35% stake investment in a leading retail pharmaceutical product business
  • Representing Millhouse, a major asset management company, on its acquisition of the 120,000square metre White Gardens office complex in central Moscow from a consortium of vendors
  • Representing Renova as a member of the Alfa-Access-Renova (AAR) consortium, in relation to the US$28 billion sale of AAR’s stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft , billed as M&A Deal of the Year, Russia by the American Lawyer Global Legal Award, 2013
  • Representing Renova/Access Industries in a sophisticated transaction (including internal funding, swap and collateral agreements between Renova and Access) relating to the US$800 million acquisition of shares in major Russian electricity producers TGK-6 and TKG-7, with the Russian state-run electricity generation giant Inter RAO UES as the deal counterparty
  • Representing AFK Sistema and Bashneft in connection with the establishment of a rail joint venture
  • Representing Coalco Development on the sale of a 50% interest in the White Square Class A office and retail complex in central Moscow for $400 million
  • Representing a US-based investor in the formation of a joint venture to operate a pay-day loan business in Russia and subsequently representing the existing shareholders of the joint venture in the sale of a 33% stake to a new strategic investor
  • Representing shareholders of a large Russian strong alcohol producer in a structured sale of their majority equity stake to a major international alcohol producer
  • Representing UFG Private Equity in connection with its acquisition of one of the largest Russian cinema operators, Rising Star Media, from National Amusements Inc
  • Representing shareholders of a Russian oil company in the sale of their equity stake to an overseas strategic investor
  • Representing an independent Chinese investor seeking to invest in infrastructure and mining projects in Russia
  • Representing a major international private equity fund in connection with the liquidation of its Russian subsidiary
  • Representing a major US oil company in connection with the liquidation of its Russian subsidiaries

Corporate finance

  • Conducting due diligence of Russian companies in the oil and gas, retail, telecoms, real estate, electric power and pharmaceutical sectors

Education

  • D.L., Moscow State University (MGU), cum laude 2007

Qualification

  • Russia (2007)