Georgy Kalashnikov

Georgy Kalashnikov

London, Moscow

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2386 (London) +7 495 933 3000 (Moscow)

Fax +7 495 933 3001 (Moscow)

LanguagesEnglish, French, Russian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Clients benefit from Georgy Kalashnikov's diverse and strong experience in leading cross-border strategic M&A and joint venture projects, in particular, in the real estate, energy, metals & mining and aviation sectors. His client base is truly of global reach and international by nature and spreads through all continents. Georgy has successfully led multi-jurisdictional teams and closed transactions in Russia, Europe, Africa, North & South America, China and Australia. Complex multi-jurisdictional mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate governance are within his prime area of capability. Apart from his wealth of transactional experience, Georgy is considered by many as skilful in the corporate structuring of debt/equity portfolios (business and private assets).

Heading the Corporate and Finance practice group in Russia and CIS, Georgy has a particular focus on private wealth and private equity shops. Having supported both Russia in-bound and out-bound investments during more than 20 years of his professional practice he has been on the verge of many industry ground-breaking transactions. 

Georgy is a profound negotiator and mediator and recognized by international legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners; these qualities are highly valued by clients and are respected by his peers. He is defined as "business-oriented" and "tough negotiator" with "strong experience in the private equity sector" (Chambers Global, Europe, 2015).

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Moscow
Legal 500 EMEA


M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+ - London
Legal 500


Corporate/M&A - Russia
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


Economics Degree, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, with honors, 2011

Ph.D., The Institute of State and Law of The Russian Academy of Sciences, 2005

Law Degree, Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Department of International Law, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications


Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising Wainbridge, a private RE investment, development and asset manager on a re-financing of one of its prime properties in London, UK with Apollo Global Management.

Advising the German supplier of maritime systems Nordic Yards Holding GmbH and its shareholder, Dr Vitaly Yusufov on the sale of all the Company's assets to Genting HK.

Advising NovaWind, a subsidiary of ROSATOM, on a multi-billion dollar joint venture with Lagerwey Wind for the production of wind turbines in Russia.

Advising a high net worth individual on a 70MIO U.S. + LP investment into US real estate debt fund, OREI Fund I.

Advising Acmero Capital, a Hong Kong-based fund manager, on acquisition of a blocking stake in Shokoladnitsa, Russia's largest coffee shop chain, for US$100+m.

Advising Burger Rus LLC's managing shareholder and an investor group regarding the reopening of Burger King GmbH, which operates 89 Burger King restaurants in Germany.

Advising Luxaviation group, the second largest corporate aircraft operator in the world, in respect of a complex world wide debt/equity portfolio restructuring.

Advising Luxaviation Group, the world's largest global private aviation group, on acquisition of 100% shares of Execujet Aviation Group (ExecuJet) from Irish Forbes Dermot Desmond.

Advising Alvogen Pharma on the acquisition of Bittner Pharma, a Russian arm of the Perrigo Company, a leading global health care company.

Advising Deost LLC on the complete sale of its orthopedic business to Smith & Nephew plc, a UK FTSE 100 diversified advanced medical technology business.

Advising Geopromining, a gold mining company with assets in Russia, Armenia and Canada, on a sale of a minority stake to Altera Capital and Sberbank Capital.

Advising Russian Mining Company (RGRK) on sale of a 50% stake in LLC Yaroslavsk GRK to UC RUSAL, the world's largest aluminium producer.

Advising Karelnerud Group of companies, the largest player in Russia's Republic of Karelia aggregates and concrete sector, on its acquisition by Finarge 47 SAS.

Advising a group of prominent Russian businessmen on the multimillion dollar sale of OJSC Payakha, the owner of one of the largest oil fields in Krasnoyarsk Region, to Independent National Company.

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