Mikhail Suvorov’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly domestic and international equity and debt securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

He also has extensive experience in Russian regulatory matters, including competition and foreign investments law matters. Mikhail has advised Russian and foreign clients in a wide range of transactions and in a variety of industries both in Russia and overseas.

Mikhail joined the firm as an associate in 2008, became a partner in 2016 and previously worked for the firm as a stagiaire from 2006 to 2007 and a paralegal from 2004 to 2006.

Notable Experience

Corporate & M&A

  • TPS, a private Russian industrial group, in a transaction with the Russian Government to consolidate their assets comprising the infrastructure of Sheremetievo, Russia’s largest airport.

  • Gazprom in a $2 billion asset swap transaction with Wintershall involving an exchange of interests in Russian gas fields for interests in European gas distribution and storage and in North Sea oil and gas fields.

  • Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the largest mobile phone operator in Russia and the CIS, in the acquisition from MTS’ majority shareholder Sistema of NVision Group, the developer and owner of the MTS billing system.

  • Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company, in establishing a joint venture with CGG, the world’s leading Geoscience company, to provide maritime geophysical exploration services.

  • JSC RTI in a two-stage “going private” transaction, consisting of a voluntary tender offer for 36.93% of JSC SITRONICS, and then the squeeze-out of the remaining shareholders of SITRONICS and the de-listing of the shares from the London Stock Exchange.

  • Sistema, one of the largest public diversified financial corporation in Russia, in a complex series of transactions as a result of which the Russian Government consolidated 100% of Svyazinvest, Svyazinvest acquired 100% of Sky Link, and Sistema increased its stake in MGTS to 94.9%.

  • Gazprom in its $1.5 billion acquisition from Eni and Enel of 51% of SeverEnergia` and its subsequent sale for $1.85 billion to Yamal Development, a 50/50 joint venture between Gazprom Neft and Novatek.

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Financial Transactions

  • The Russian Federation in its $5.5 billion offering of dollar-denominated Eurobonds.

  • Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company, in its $800 million debut Eurobond offering listed on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Magnit, Russia’s largest food retailer as measured by number of stores operated, in its $525.2 million rights offering and international placement of shares listed on the London Stock Exchange and Russian exchanges.

  • Uralkali, one of the largest potash producers and suppliers in the world, in its $1.07 billion IPO listed on the London Stock Exchange and Russian exchanges.

  • Kuzbassrazrezugol, Russia’s largest open-pit coal miner, in its debut $200 million Eurobond offering.

  • Underwriters of TMK, Russia’s largest producer and exporter of pipes, in its $300 million debut Eurobond offering listed on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Underwriters of Polymetal, the world’s fifth largest producer of silver, in its $605 million IPO listed on the London Stock Exchange and Russian exchanges.

  • Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company, in its $10.6 billion IPO listed on the London Stock Exchange and Russian exchanges, the largest Russian IPO at the time and the first concurrent international and Russian retail IPO.

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