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Georgy Kalashnikov


Georgy Kalashnikov
English, French, Russian
Practice Group

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). Georgy has a particular focus on private wealth and private equity shops.

Having supported both Russia in-bound and out-bound investments during the many years of his professional practice he has been on the verge of many industry ground-braking transactions. Georgy is a profound negotiator and mediator; 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).Being a strong believer that sharing is a virtue and not a vice, Georgy reads a course on mergers & acquisitions at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Department of International Law (MGIMO), and is a Senior Researcher at The Institute of State and Law of The Russian Academy of Sciences.

Representative Experience

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 Bellared Holdings Limited on US$1+bn aborted acquisition of 10.7% of share capital of Rostelecom, a London-listed subsidiary of a former Russian state-owned telecom. Svyazinvest.

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

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 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.

Representing 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.

Education and admissions


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

  • Russia


Corporate/M&A - Russia

Chambers Europe


Corporate/M&A - Russia

Legal 500

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