Former CMS Russia Head of M&A Vladimir Zenin has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a Partner of the firm’s Global Corporate Practice, based in the Moscow office. He is followed by a team of three Associates.
Noerr has advised Irish clinical research company Icon Plc on EU merger clearance for its acquisition of PRA Health Sciences. Schima Mayer Starlinger advised Icon on Austrian law, while A&L Goodbody, Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Macfarlanes, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, and Gianni & Origoni advised on Irish, US, UK, French, and Italian law, respectively.
International arbitration is a highly popular instrument of the dispute resolution, and, therefore, the actual recovery of debts is a matter of high importance. Meanwhile, creditors often face problems in the process of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Russia. Statistics for 2020 shows that 87 of 244 claims submitted to Russian courts were dismissed (35.6%). This means that each third claimant cannot count on receiving the funds in reality.
EPAM has announced it is launching a new Natural Resources practice, to be headed by returning Partner Mikhail Kazantsev, the former Rosgeologia Deputy Director General and Head of Legal (as reported by CEE In-House Matters on June 25, 2021).
Glatzova & Co, working with global counsel Hengeler Mueller, has advised Chinese tool manufacturer Greatstar Group on its acquisition of the Behrens Group. According to Hengeler Mueller, Alrud, Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, and Wolf Theiss advised the buyer on the Russian, Polish, and Austrian aspects of the deal and Barnes & Thornburg, Bonelli Erede Lombardi Pappalardo, Bruun & Hjejle, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jeantet, Macfarlanes, Mattos Filho, Niederer Kraft Frey, Schjodt, Uria Menendez, and Van Bael & Bellis advised the buyer in various other jurisdictions.