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Maria Baeva


Maria Baeva
English, German, Russian
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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 2012-2016 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.

Representative experience

Dow Jones on sale and complex restructuring of Vedomosti, one of the most prominent business newspapers in Russia.

Discovery Communications on acquisition of Turner companies broadcasting CNN, Cartoon Networks and Boomerang.

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.

Sinara Group, part of TMK Group, on establishing two strategic joint ventures with Siemens AG to manufacture and sell locomotives and high speed trains.

Moscow Credit Bank Capital on €500m sale of Veropharm to Abbott Group, Russia's largest foreign takeover in 2014.

36.6 Pharmacies group and A.v.e Pharmacies Group: Advice on the merger (including merger control issues) of two chains of pharmacies in Russia.

Education and admissions


  • First-class honors, Moscow State Law Academy, 2000


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