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Dr. Ekaterina Dedova is a partner in Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP's Corporate/M&A group. She advises clients on cross-border transactions, including global M&A, restructuring and joint ventures, in established and emerging markets throughout the world.

For several years in a row, Ekaterina has been named a recommended lawyer in Corporate/M&A and Telecommunications, Media and Technologies (TMT) according to the Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe. Ekaterina was also selected by peers as one of the best lawyers in Russia in the field of Information Technology Law, according to Best Lawyers in Russia 2018 Edition.

Ekaterina Dedova advises a number of world-leading corporations, privately and publicly held companies, in the following areas:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Advises companies in various industries in global M&A transactions which often involve multiple jurisdictions. Effective in directing large teams of lawyers and accountants to assist clients in structuring, negotiating, implementing and closing international transactions.
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances. Advises companies in negotiating, structuring, operating and exiting international equity joint venture arrangements, licensing, distribution and manufacturing agreements, collaborative marketing arrangements and other strategic alliances.
  • Pre- and post-acquisition integration and restructurings. Advises companies on post-acquisition restructurings including significant experience in complex reorganizations and group restructurings.

Ms. Dedova’s engagements include:

  • Advising McAfee/ Intel in relation to the USD 389 million acquisition of StoneSoft, a Finland-based leading innovator in next-generation network firewall products.
  • Advising and supporting OAO Sheremetyevo International Airport during its reorganisation by merging with OAO Terminal — the Terminal D operator.
  • Providing legal support to Nalco/ An Ecolab Company for negotiating, structuring and executing a joint venture for setting up a distribution network in Russia. 
  • Advising Nalco/ An Ecolab Company in relation to joint venture with one of LukOil subsidiaries to manage a chemical plant in Siberia.
  • Advising Nalco/ An Ecolab Company on acquisition of chemicals’ plant in Kazan. 
  • Providing legal support for acquisition by Prysmian S.p.A. of cable production in Russia.
  • Advising the biggest European retailer within the scope of developing a reorganisation plan for its subsidiaries in Russia.
  • Advising Magna International on planned acquisition of the Russian and CIS part of Opel and related businesses from General Motors Corporation.
  • Representing Alcoa in preparing and implementing the Russian part of a cross-border transaction to sell part of the Rank Group’s business.
  • Performing a due diligence analysis of a major glass manufacturing plant in Russia requested by Guardian Industries within the scope of a project considering potential acquisition of a glass-manufacturing business in Russia.
  • Acting for ROSNO on acquisition of a major interest in the insurance company OOO Strahovoy Capital (now - “VTB – Rosno”) from Vneshtorgbank fund.
  • Representing the English public company Matra Petroleum in connection with its acquisition of a company developing an oil field in Russia.
  • Advising one of the Big Three operators on acquisition of the SMARTS Group business.
  • Advising FK URALSIB on a number of corporate projects for optimising the holding company’s corporate structure.
  • Advising Vostok Energy Limited on its investment projects in the Russian oil and gas sector.
  • Representing ING Life’s interests in connection with a series of increases in its authorised capital.
  • Advising a major Russian mobile market operator with respect to three corporate disputes connected with legal and actual actions associated with the operator entering the Ukrainian market.
  • Advising Hochtief AirPort GmbH on setting up and operating a PPP following a tender for reconstruction and upgrading of Pulkovo Airport.
  • Implementing support projects for a consortium bidding for a fee-based FBO (finance, build and operate) concession agreement for the section of the Moscow - St. Petersburg Highway between kilometres 15 and 58.

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