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Beiten Burkhardt has announced that it will close its St. Petersburg office at the end of the year, concentrating the firm's Russian business exclusively in its Moscow office.

Latham & Watkins has advised VTB Bank as arranger and lender in connection with the GBP 3 billion take-private offer for KAZ Minerals PLC made by Nova Resources, a consortium formed by two of KAZ Minerals’ largest shareholders. Linklaters reportedly advised KAZ Minerals on the deal.

Most multinational corporations have internal antitrust compliance policies in place for their global businesses, covering their Russian operations. Following years of debate, Russia has enacted a law meant to improve antitrust compliance by regulating internal compliance policies (the “Compliance Act”).

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully defended Ilya Averyanov, the former owner of the Menshevik Confectionary in South-Eastern Moscow, in a trial involving charges that he murdered a guard at the factory.

Baker McKenzie has advised PJSC Koks on the issuance of new Eurobonds by subsidiary IMH Capital and a cash tender offer together with an exit consent solicitation to the holders of USD 500 million notes due 2022 issued by Koks Finance, another subsidiary of PJSC Koks.

White & Case has advised sole global coordinator and bookrunner Morgan Stanley & Co International on Mail.ru's US 200 million equity placing and further US 400 million convertible bonds offering due in 2025. Hogan Lovells provided legal advisory services to Mail.ru.

On September 15, 2020, CEE Legal Matters reported that Debevoise & Plimpton had advised Norilsk Nickel on its USD 500 million Eurobond offering due 2025. CEEIHM spoke with Andrey Gavrikov, Head of Direction for Legal Support of Treasury Operations at MMC Norilsk Nickel, to learn more about the issuance.

To prevent foreign investors from abusing their rights in relation to Russian strategic companies, the prior-clearance rules have changed to qualify transactions for a stake in this type of company. The change was made to protect strategic companies from undisclosed foreign interference and has resulted in a more transparent foreign investment environment in Russia.

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