Maria Baeva is a Russian qualified counsel with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures and private equity deals and has advised on a number of high profile deals in the Russian market. Prior to joining the firm in 2002 and since then, she has been one of the leading corporate lawyers in Hogan Lovells CIS, making a significant contribution to the development of the Moscow corporate practice. Maria was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2012-2014 as one of the leading M&A expert.
Prior to joining the firm she worked for the Moscow office of a German law firm with an extensive international practice.
Advising X5 Retail Group on US$2.5b merger with Perekriostok Holdings Limited, US$940m acquisition of hypermarkets chain Karusel, and US$189.5m acquisition of supermarket chain Paterson.
Advising Mitsubishi Corporation on establishing joint venture with major Russian vehicle distributor ROLF Group to strengthen expand Mitsubishi’s dealership and direct distribution network in Russia.
Advising major Russian media holding Prof-Media Group, on US$360m acquisition of MTV Russia and VH1 Russia TV networks and acquisition of Russian broadcasting company TV3.
Advising shareholders of RosEvroBank on US$50m sale of 12% shares to DEG, European development finance institution, and Russian private equity fund Renaissance Investment Management Group.
Advising Sinara Group, part of TMK Group, on establishing two strategic joint ventures with Siemens AG to manufacture and sell locomotives and high speed trains.
Advising subsidiary of Bilfinger Berger, a German civil and industrial construction company, to establish of Russian joint venture with Tyazhmash, the Russian power plant outfitter.
Advising Urals Energy, a Russian independent oil company, on a US$590m acquisition of Taas-Yuriakh Neftegazodobycha, a privately owned Russian exploration and production company.
Advising Smurfit Kappa Group, worldwide producer of corrugated cardboard/packaging, in relation to purchase of up to 99.98% ordinary shares in SCA Packaging St. Petersburg.
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