Leonid Ervits

Leonid Ervits


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +7 495 933 6211

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesEnglish, Russian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

‘Leonid Ervits is focused on delivering solutions—he is always punctual, optimistic and friendly. His considerable experience helps him to answer clients’ questions clearly and comprehensively, and to help them attain their goals.‘

Legal 500

Leonid Ervits is a triple-qualified lawyer (admitted in New South Wales, Australia, England & Wales and Russia) who has a long track record of assisting clients with highly complex international transactions and is considered by the clients as a trusted advisor and instrumental to achieving successful and efficient completion of the most difficult transactions. He has over 20 years of experience and has been practicing in Russia from 2006.

Leonid has been involved in many landmark transactions in Russia and around the world and has a reputation of a commercially focused innovative thinker who gets deals done. Leonid has worked on deals across many Hogan Lovells offices around the world and is praised by the clients and peers for his ability to lead large multi-jurisdictional teams on highly complex cross-border transactions as well as providing a seamless and commercially focused advice.

Awards and recognitions


Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Moscow, Russia, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Master of Laws, Russian State Social University, 2019

M.B.A., RMIT University, 2013

LL.B., University of New South Wales, Australia, 2001

B.Com. (Finance and Accounting), University of New South Wales, Australia, (with Merit), 1999


Law Society of England and Wales

Law Society of New South Wales, Australia

Court admissions

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Representative experience

Advising Moscow Credit Bank on €500m sale of over 99% shares in Veropharm, major pharmaceutical manufacturer in Russia, to Abbott Group, U.S. NYSE-listed global manufacturer.

Advising A&NN Capital Fund Management, controlled by Alexander Mamut, on its US$1.2bn sale of 50.1% of shares in Euroset, Russia’s largest mobile communications retailer.

Advising Pharmstandard on an acquisition of 70% stake in CJSC Biocad, together with Millhouse LLC from Gazprombank OAO

Advising Russia's top 10 development company on acquisition of the Four Seasons hotel (former legendary Moskva hotel) at the Red Square.

Advising A&NN Capital Fund Management, controlled by Alexander Mamut, on merger of Internet assets with Vladimir Potanin; merged company accumulates over 40 million unique visitors.

Advising shareholders of RosEvroBank, universal financial/credit institution in Russia, on sale of and subscription for a minority stake to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Advising a subsidiary of Bilfinger Berger, a German civil and industrial construction company, on Russian joint venture company with Tyazhmash, the Russian power plant outfitter.

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

Advising Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on acquisition of minority stake in Russian distribution joint venture of Russian car distributor ROLF Group and Mitsubishi Corporation.

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