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Dmitry Magonya

Managing Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A Practice

e-mail: Magonya@artdelex.ru

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Corporate and M&A

We are proud to be pioneers and innovators in corporate law. To help our clients meet their most important goals, we enthusiastically tackle issues that current laws do not regulate specifically or that have not been tested in practice.

  • Transaction structuring
    • development and assistance in establishing complex corporate structures (incorporation, tax planning, administration, internal corporate governance mechanisms, structuring of relationships between parties, and shareholder agreements)
    • pre-investment due diligence
    • development of business integration programs
    • drawing up and updating corporate strategies, including means of preventing and protecting against hostile takeovers
    • drafting the necessary documents for purchasing or selling businesses
  • Ensuring the secure settlement of transactions
    • development and implementation of methods to ensure the secure settlement of transactions between parties
    • assistance in choosing escrow agents and negotiating agreements with them
  • Additional services
    • assistance in conducting privatization transactions
    • assistance in carrying out non-conventional or complex transactions
    • monitoring business sale and purchase transactions and evaluating their outcome
    • assistance in complying with competition requirements
    • assistance in issuing securities
    • assistance in gaining approvals or permits required for transactions
  • Legal support services
    • assistance in drafting agreements of intent
    • conducting legal due diligence on target companies
    • assistance in carrying out all preparatory work required by law
    • assistance in negotiating the terms and conditions of a principal agreement for the sale of a business as well as related contracts and agreements
    • drafting and signing principal contracts and agreements
    • drafting and signing related contracts and agreements (pledges, suretyships, guarantees, escrow, etc.)
    • assistance at every stage of a transaction until its closure
  • Pre-trial resolution of disputes, litigations and mediation
    • advice on the resolution of corporate disputes and conflicts and on how to protect a business against hostile takeovers
    • mediation aimed at resolving disputes arising during the sale or purchase of a business
    • representing clients in court regarding M&A transactions

Our recent projects

  • We completed the consolidation of 100 percent shares on behalf of one of the largest construction companies in Russia.
  • We provided advisory support in a transaction to purchase a company during the privatization of a federal unitary enterprise (support was provided at all stages of the transaction, from the time the Government of the Russian Federation placed the target company on a tentative privatization list to the sale of a 100 percent stake at auction).
  • ART DE LEX provided legal support with respect to a transaction to sell a 30 percent stake in one of the largest fast food companies in Russia.
  • We offered legal support of a multi-jurisdictional transaction involving the sale of entities owning a Class A office building valued at over USD 50 million.
  • Our attorneys provided legal support with respect to a transaction involving the reorganization of and the change of control in one of the largest non-governmental pension funds in Russia.
  • We helped structure a transaction for the sale of a leading Russian manufacturer of automotive parts for Russian and foreign car brands to a multinational holding company.
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