Baker McKenzie has announced the election of 67 new partners, including Olha Demianiuk in Kyiv, Sergei Lomakin and Kirill Vikulov in Moscow, and Caner Elmas and Duygu Gultekin in Istanbul.
The promotions take effect on July 1, 2018.
Olha Demianiuk is a Partner in the Corporate M&A Practice and the Head of the Healthcare Industry Group of the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie. She has over 13 years of experience in advising local and international clients on M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, and corporate matters. Demianiuk primarily advises companies from the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector on domestic and cross-border transactions and regulatory issues. She joined Baker McKenzie in 2005, after obtaining her law degree from Ukraine's European University Viadrina in 2004 and Kyiv Mohyla Academy in 2003.
Sergei Lomakin joined the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie in 2006. He has over 12 years of experience, primarily in regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare, state procurement, and advertising compliance. He studied law at the Cleveland Marshall College of Law and Novgorod State University.
Kirill Vikulov, the newly promoted Tax Partner, has over 13 years of experience in advising Russian and multinational clients on a range of tax issues, including M&A deals, joint ventures, international holding and financing structures, and various financial and capital markets transactions. His practice focuses on tax planning and restructuring for corporate and private clients, tax advice for M&A and corporate reorganizations, and wealth management. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2007, Vikulov worked as a tax consultant at PwC.
Caner Elmas, in Istanbul, has over ten years of experience. His areas of expertise include capital markets, corporate finance, and M&A. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2008, he worked at Turkey's Paksoy Law Firm, Ortak Law Firm, and Denizcilik Mustesarligi. He studied law at Bilkent University.
Duygu Gultekin, also in Istanbul, is Head of Corporate Maintenance and Global Reorganizations in Istanbul, where she specializes in post-acquisition integrations, pre-transaction reorganizations, spin-off and carve-outs, insolvency and bankruptcy solutions, joint venture structuring and corporate governance. She also spent four years in the Tax practice group, advising clients on their Turkish structuring's tax consequences and how to create tax efficient solutions by using corporate instruments. Gultekin received her law degree from Galatasaray University.