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Artjom Tamaev

Artjom Tamaev

Of Counsel

Artjom is an Of Counsel in the firm's corporate practice with a focus on M&A, private equity and joint ventures.



He regularly advises on domestic and cross-border transactions for a variety of clients and has worked on deals across numerous jurisdictions in the firm's Moscow and London offices. 

Artjom also has experience across a wide range of sectors including agribusiness, consumer products, pharma and manufacturing.

Artjom's experience includes advising:

  • Groupe Atlantic, a leading European producer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, in connection with the acquisition of the residential business of SST group of companies, the largest producer of heating floors and cables in Russia and CIS, and related joint venture arrangements

  • Antonina Samsonova and other investors on the sale of 100% of questions and answers platform TheQuestion to Yandex group
  • Mitsui on the acquisition of a 10% stake in R-Pharm, one of the biggest Russia's pharmaceutical companies

  • Russian Export Center on the strategic circa. US$30 million investment (with additional circa. US$45 million being a callable element) in Class "C"  shares of African Export-Import Bank, an international financial institution, headquartered in Cairo, Egypt

  • Interros on the acquisition of NPO Petrovax Pharm, a top 10 Russian pharmaceutical producer specialising in the production of flu vaccines, from EBRD and the founding shareholders

  • Goldman Sachs and Baring Vostok on the acquisition of a 49.5% interest in Familia, a discount clothes retail chain

  • ProfMedia, one of Russia's largest diversified media holdings (assets include and Afisha), on the merger of its internet assets with online businesses owned by A&NN group belonging to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut (assets include and LiveJournal)

  • CBRE Group, Inc on the acquisition of the Global WorkPlace Solutions division (a global integrated facilities management services provider) of Johnson Controls, Inc.

  • Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund (MRIF) on its US$83 million acquisition of an interest in GSR Energy Investments, an operator of heat and power generation and heat distribution facilities in Kolpinsky district, St Petersburg of Russia

  • TUI Travel, one of the world’s leading travel groups, on the establishment of a joint venture with S-Group Capital Management Limited in Russia and the subsequent acquisition by the joint venture of tour operators and travel agencies in Russia (VKO Group, Mostravel, Svoy Travel) and Ukraine (Voyage Kyiev)


Artjom has been ranked as a "Rising star" in the area of M&A for Russia – IFLR1000 2018



Artjom holds a Master of Law degree from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO). He worked in the London office of Herbert Smith Freehills between 2010 – 2011 and 2015 – 2016, and spent some time on client secondments with BP in Moscow and Goldman Sachs in London.