Yulia A. Solomakhina’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, capital markets, and other cross-border transactions involving businesses in Russia.

Yulia has been involved in some of the most complex and headline-making transactions over the last few years. Her experience extends beyond transactional work into Russian regulatory matters, including antitrust and foreign strategic investments law matters, as well as privacy and data protection.

Recognized by Chambers Europe 2020 as the only female lawyer among the leading capital markets practitioners in Russia, Yulia is praised by clients for being very good at looking at the bigger picture. Sources describe her as “very talented and responsive.”

She has been named 2021 “Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year” in Russia by Best Lawyers and internationally recognized by other legal guides, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, and IFLR1000 for her M&A, TMT, capital markets, and energy and natural resources work.

Yulia joined the firm as an associate in 2002 after working as a stagiaire at Cleary from 2000 to 2001, and became a partner in 2011.

Publications

A Global Overview of Sustainability Disclosure Rules for the Asset Management Industry,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, January 18, 2022 (co-author)

The 2021 Amendments to Capital Markets Regulations of the Russian Federation,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, December 6, 2021 (co-author)

Russia chapter, “The Technology M&A Review - Edition 2,” November 2021, (co-author: Andrey Lipin)

Global Financial Collateral: A Guide to Security Interests in Securities, Securities Accounts, and Deposit Accounts in International Transactions,” August 30, 2021 (co-author) 

Global Crisis Management Handbook, Third Edition,” March 9, 2021 (co-author)

Russia chapter, “The Technology M&A Review - Edition 1,” January 2021, (co-author: Andrey Lipin)

Amendments to the Russian Arbitrazh Procedure Code on Sanctions-Related Disputes,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, June 29, 2020 (co-author)

Russian Government Adopts Regulations on Rent Deferrals for Tenants in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 9, 2020 (co-author)

Russia - Amendments to the Bankruptcy Law Following the COVID-19 Outbreak,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, April 2, 2020 (co-author)

Return of the MAC? – Protecting Buyers During a Pandemic,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memo, March 30, 2020 (co-author)

Russia—Cross Border Banking and Finance Guide,” LexisNexis, March 2020 (co-author) (subscription required)

From Russia, With Law,” Best Lawyers, February 19, 2020

The Global Crisis Management Handbook, Second Edition

Russia chapter, “Securities and Related Investigations Know-How Guide,” Global Investigations Review, September 2019 (co-author).

Russia chapter, “Securities and Related Investigations Know-How Guide,” Global Investigations Review, October 25, 2018 (co-author).

Russia—Cross Border Banking and Finance Guide,” LexisNexis, November 2017, (co-authors: Polina Lyadnova, Ekaterina Abrossimova, Irina Malinichkina and Marta Grigorieva).

Russia chapter, The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 11th Edition, October 2017, (co-authors: Scott Senecal and Ekaterina Abrossimova).

Russia chapter, “Securities and Related Investigations Know-How Guide,” Global Investigations Review, October 17, 2017 (co-author).

Russia chapter, Directors’ Liability and Indemnification (Global Guide, Third Edition), Globe Law and Business, July 2016 (co-authors: Murat Akuyev and Ekaterina Dorokhova).

Russia chapter, “Securities and Related Investigations Know-How Guide,” Global Investigations Review, February 4, 2016 (co-author).

“How to Become a Public Company,” Moscow Exchange, February 2015

The Mergers and Acquisitions Review, Law Business Research, 9th Ed. (co-author).

Events