Ilya Skalkov | London | Hogan Lovells

Ilya Skalkov

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


English, Russian

Skalkov Ilya

Ilya Skalkov
Skalkov Ilya
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Ilya Skalkov is a senior associate in the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on M&A, private equity and sanctions.

He is skilled in dealing with complex corporate governance matters, joint venture issues (both formation and termination) and defending against hostile take-overs.  

Ilya's experience includes successful conduct of the complex multi-jurisdictional transactions in Europe, Africa, North & South America, China and Australia. 

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he worked in another international law firm. 

Representative experience

Advising Yandex, a leading technology company providing Internet-related products and services, in connection with establishment with its partners of a plant producing computer hardware systems

Advising MAN Group, the global trucks manufacturer, in connection with exit from one of its joint ventures in Russia

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 Luxaviation Group in connection with the equity investment of China Minsheng Investments (CMI), a major Chinese investment fund, in the capital of Luxaviation

Advising a major energy producer Rosatom in connection with the establishment of an energy joint venture in the Netherlands with the Dutch counterparty

Advising Industrial and Financial Group SAFMAR in connection with the acquisition of shares in Kuzbasskaya Fuel Company 

Advising beneficiaries of a Russian railway operator in connection with the investment of a consortium of sovereign funds in this railway operator

Advising a major finance institution VEB.RF in connection with the creation of the joint venture with its partner active in the timber processing

Advising Sinara Transport Machines in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with the Spanish machine building holding CAF

Advising the IFC and the EBRD on their US$430m investment in Credit Bank of Moscow

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 MCB-Capital on acquisition of 52.015% of Veropharm, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Russia


Advising Acmero Capital Limited, a Hong Kong based fund management company, in connection with the acquisition of 40% in Shokoladnitsa group, the largest coffee shop chains in Russia

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


  • Law degree, with honors, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), 2010