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Elvira Vanieva

Elvira Vanieva

Associate

Elvira is a corporate associate who advises on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

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Experience

Elvira advises clients on commercial agreements and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures across a variety of industry sectors, with a particular focus on the oil and gas and energy sectors.  Elvira has been co-authoring various overview articles and submissions on Russian energy sector, including HSF's European Energy Review publications and Chambers Energy & Natural Resources.

Elvira's recent experience includes advising:

  • Beijing Gas Group on its acquisition of 20% of Verkhnechonskneftegaz from Rosneft (the company's first major investment in the Russian energy market)
  • China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation, on the acquisition of a 20% stake in the South Tambeyskoye gas field project through the acquisition of shares in Yamal LNG from Novatek, Russia's largest independent natural gas producer
  • China National Oil & Gas Exploration and Development Corporation, an affiliate of CNPC, on the acquisition of a 10% in Vankorneft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rosneft
  • Silk Road Fund on the proposed acquisition of a 10% stake in Sibur from a major shareholder
  • Silk Road Fund on the acquisition of a circa 9.9% stake in Russia's key new LNG project based on the South Tambeyskoye gas field through the acquisition of shares in JSC Yamal LNG from Novatek

Background

Elvira graduated from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) with honours. 

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