№1138 Head of office, Head of legal department in Moscow or overseas destinations (Cyprus, Malta, UK and other destinations)


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Previous Positions

Company Reso Investments Limited, Nicosia, Cyprus

Position Head of office, Director,

Period May 2010 up to now

Responsible for the daily management of Cypriot representative office of Russian based company (Reso Holding Ltd) consisting of six people including involvement in legal matters of the Company as follows:

  • Organizing and supervising the work of team of subordinated lawyers and administrators
  • Supervising the administration of numerous subsidiaries of the Company as well as 60 other holding companies registered in Cyprus, Netherlands, Luxembourg, BVI, Seychelles, Cayman Islands and Russia
  • Creating a holding structure of group of companies in different legislations
  • Planning, structuring and arranging the transactions of the Company
  • Overall Management of Company’s projects: private equity and M&A transactions
  • Provision of legal advice and support to overseas offices of the Company
  • High profile review and drafting of legal documents in accordance with different legislation (Cyprus, BVI, Russian law): financial agreements (loan. assignment, netting), M&A agreements, corporate documents: resolutions, minutes of board of directors and other corporate documents of the Company
  • Liaising with various business partners of the Company, banks (Credit Suisse, Citi, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch),  external service providers, lawyers (Allen&Overy, Clifford Chance, White&Case), auditors (PwC, KPMG, Ernst&Young)  and representing the Company as Director

Achievements Participation as in-house lawyer in December 2012  in refinancing transaction worth of USD 650 million provided by Sberbank of Russia.  Preparation and drafting of intercompany agreements, resolutions, provision of conditional precedent documents, registration of pledges in different legislations, liaising and communicating with parties (Sberbank, AXA) and external lawyers (SNR Denton, Clifford Chance), execution of agreements.

 

 

 

Company Reso Holding Ltd, Moscow, Russia

Position Head of International Legal Department

Period February 2008 to May 2010

Acting as in-house lawyer for an international group of holding companies of RESO Group:

  • Incorporation and administration of holding companies in various legislations (Cyprus, BVI, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Russia)
  • Liaising with overseas service providers regarding the administration of holding companies
  • Supervision of subordinated group of in-house lawyers
  • Preparation and review of financial documentation: loan, assignment, novation, netting agreements, sale and purchase of bonds and securities
  • Preparation and review of corporate documentation: drafting and execution of resolutions, minutes of board of directors meeting, power of attorneys, declaration of trust, instruments of transfers, resignations letters, appointment letters)
  • Dealing with cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Preparation of documents for M&A transactions: drafting and execution of agreement on sale and purchase of shares, resolutions and other supporting documents
  • Performance of due diligence
  • Provision of international legal advice to other departments of the Company
  • Opening accounts with the international investment banks and completing KYC procedures

 

Achievements Participation as in-house lawyer in June 2008 in closing of transaction of sale of 36,7% shares in the capital of RESO-Garantia (second largest insurance company in Russia) to AXA (French investment group) for the total price of USD 1.17 billion and arranging loan facility for the total amount of EURO 1 billion. The personal involvement included drafting of various documents,  resolutions, intercompany agreements, participation in due diligence, provision of conditional precedent documents and liaising with external lawyers (Clifford Chance, White&Case) and other consultants. This transaction has been recorded as the biggest in Russian insurance market.

 

Company Commercial Bank "Moskommertsbank" (Open Joint Stock Company), Moscow, Russia

Position Head of Retail Banking Legal Department

Period December 2005 to February 2008

Responsible for legal support of retail banking operations and securitization of mortgage loans originated by the Bank

  • Preparation of loan, pledge and mortgage agreements
  • Managing securitization projects of the Bank
  • Member of Credit Committee
  • Review and approval of client’s legal files
  • Review and approval of investment projects submitted to the bank for financing
  • Review and approval of title documents for the mortgage property
  • Consulting clients of the Bank
  • Preparation of documents for legal actions against defaulted clients
  • Creation and development of standard documentation including different templates of loan and mortgage agreements for retail banking division for further approval by the Management Board of the Bank and use by closing department
  • Liaising with investment banks (HSBC, Raiffeisen, ABN Amro)  arranging securitization, auditors (KPMG) and rating agencies (Fitch, S&P)
  • Forming up the mortgage portfolio for securitization based on eligibility criteria
  • Participating in road show as in-house Lawyer

Achievements In 2007 I was actively involved as in-house lawyer in two securitization projects of the Bank arranged by the investment divisions of group of banks Raiffeisen, HSBC and ABN Amro. In July 2007 after the successful road show around Europe the SPV named Moscow Stars B.V. issued the bonds backed by residential mortgage for the total amount of USD 179 million and in December the same year the newly incorporated Moscow Stars 2 B.V. issued the bonds for the total amount of USD 311 million.

Company CONDR LLC, Moscow, Russia

Position Lawyer to Senior Lawyer

Period April 2002 to December 2005

Acting as in-house lawyer for investment company developing variety of real estate projects in Moscow

  • Preparation of corporate documents: minutes of the board of directors meeting, resolutions, power of attorney and other documents
  • Reviewing and drafting sale and purchase agreements of residential and non-residential buildings, investment contracts, loan, assignment and netting agreements
  • Legal review of title documents for immovable property presented by clients of the Company
  • Legal review of investment projects
  • Consulting clients of the Company
  • Presentation of the Company in court and resolving disputes with clients
  • Incorporation and administration of new companies
  • Dealing with Russian state authorities: Inland Revenue, Federal Registration Service, Land Registry
  • Maintain statutory registers of Company
  • Translation of legal documents from Russian to English and vice-versa.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Dates 2002 to 2003

Establishment MGIMO University (Moscow State University of International Relationship under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Qualification Master (International Commercial Law)

 

Dates 1998 to 2002

Establishment MGIMO University (Moscow State University of International Relationship under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Qualification Bachelor (International Commercial Law)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SKILLS /EXPERIENCE-AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Commercial Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Contract Law
  • Real Estate

 

 

 

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

  • MS Windows and Mac OS
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point

 

LANGUAGES

Russian Mother language

English Fluent

Italian Basic