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Despite challenging political and economic environment, our M&A practice in Russia continues to show exceptional results, advising on some of the most significant complex and innovative special situations transactions. Mergermarket credited the firm with 17 M&A deals, ranking us as the number one legal M&A advisor in Russia both by deal value and volume in 2015.

Russia by deal value

Rank Legal adviser No. of deals Value (USD M)
1 Herbert Smith Freehills  17 8,498 
2 Norton Rose Fulbright 4 7,744
3 Dechert LLP 2 7,005 
4 Vinson & Elkins LLP 3 2,867 
5 White & Case 15 2,203


Russia by deal volume 

Rank Legal adviser No.of deals Value (USD M)
1 Herbert Smith Freehills 17 8498
2 White & Case 15 2203
3 Hogan Lovells International LLP 8 466
4 DLA Piper 6 65

Alexei Roudiak, managing partner and head of corporate for Moscow, commented: "Indeed the current market conditions leave much to be desired and competition has never been fiercer, but the entire team is working hard to secure as many of the limited number of high profile mandates as possible. These efforts, as shown by the latest Mergermarket results, have not been without success".

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Operating from over 24 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. We provide many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including energy, natural resources, infrastructure, technology and financial services.

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