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Emil Shagiakhmetov


Emil is a Russian-qualified lawyer specialising in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. 



Emil's experience includes advising: 

  • Mitsui on acquisition of an interest in the largest Russian pharmaceutical company R-Pharm
  • Mitsubishi Corporation on the acquisition of a 25% stake in UNIQLO Russia and joint venture arrangements with Fast Retailing Co 
  • Goldman Sachs on a structured, downside protected, convertible investment into IXcellerate, the leading colocation datacentre in Russia
  • Silk Road Fund on the acquisition of a 9.9% stake in major Russian petrochemical company Sibur from Leonid Mikhelson
  • Uber on the combination of its ridesharing business in Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus and Georgia with Yandex Taxi, Russia’s largest online taxi booking service
  • ONEXIM Group on an indirect sale of 64.35% shares of Ukrainian Agrarian Investments S.A. (one of the largest scale farming businesses located in Ukraine) to Kernel group of companies
  • Sberbank of Russia in over €900 million financing of acquisition of a number of shopping malls in Moscow and St. Petersburg by FORTGROUP from Immofinanz Group



Emil graduated from the Higher School of Economics in 2014 and joined the firm in 2016. Earlier he worked in another leading international law firm in Moscow.