Maria has vast experience of advising clients on major cross-border and local M&A transactions and joint ventures with focus on Russia (whether involving Russian parties, assets or businesses), and on the wide range of general corporate and business matters Russia-related investments can present.
Since 2002 she has been successfully leading the teams assisting clients with a number of high-profile mergers and acquisitions (including those made via public auction process) and joint ventures that included project finance element, most of which had had a significant impact on the Russian economy. She excels in structuring the most complex deals and implementing new legal concepts to the clients’ best interests. Her broad caseload also includes corporate restructurings, representing clients in corporate disputes, advising clients on option programmes and significant commercial contracts.
Maria speaks Russian and English and has a basic knowledge of German.