M&A transactions

S&K Vertical has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of business assets. Over the past 10 years our lawyers have taken part in over 50 major acquisitions of business assets in various jurisdictions worth about $1.5 billion.


  • support and structuring merger and acquisition transactions (M&A)
  • drafting shareholder agreements under the Russian and English law
  • due diligence
  • acquisition of state enterprise stock and assets in the course of their privatization
  • advice on M&A tax legislation aspects
  • advice on antitrust and securities markets
  • legal support of investment projects
  • advice on corporate structure

Selected projects of our lawyers:

  • structuring and support in various jurisdictions (Russia, Cyprus, BVI) of acquisition of shares by a major real estate development company
  • structuring and support of share disposal in various jurisdictions (Russia, China, Cyprus) for a group of companies trading in textile products
  • support in the acquisition of shares by an investor holding a title for land property in excess of 1,000 hectares
  • support of acquisition of a share package by the leading construction equipment manufacturer in Northwest Russia
  • support of the acquisition of shares in a number of department stores with the total floorspace of 10,000 sq m.
  • structuring and support of the acquisition of shares in a major medical center
  • more than 30 due diligence reports on the acquisition of Russian and foreign companies