Gennady Nikonov

Gennady Nikonov


Email [email protected]​

Phone +7 925 032 65 49

Fax +7 495 933 3001

LanguagesRussian, English

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Gennady Nikonov focuses on a wide range of M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions. Having an excellent academic background and degrees from one of the most renowned Russian law schools, he contributes a lot towards our work for clients using his thorough knowledge of law combined with diverse experience of working on major deals in various industries, including technology and telecom, media and entertainment, industrial and retail.

Education and admissions


Master in Private Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2019

Bachelor of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2017

Representative experience

Advising Netflix on its partnership with Russian media holding National Media Group (NMG) for Netflix' entry into the Russian market.

Advising Polymetal International plc, a London listed Russian top-3 gold mining company, on the acquisition and disposal of various mining assets in Armenia.

Advising Discovery Communications on its joint venture with Russia's National Media Group.

Advising Windar Renovables on establishing a joint venture in consortium with Severstal and Rusnano for production of wind power generation facilities in Russia.

Advising Elbrus Capital on acquisition of, the largest Russian financial marketplace.*

Advising O2O Holding, a JV of Sber and Russian internet platform Group, on its acquisition of a 84.7% share in Local Kitchen, a service offering express delivery from dark kitchens.

Advising Digital Assets, a tech subsidiary of Sber, the largest Russian bank, on its acquisition of Zvuk, a leading independent music streaming service in Russia.

Advising VimpelCom (part of Veon Group) on a number of transactions involving acquisition of regional telecom operators and remote payment service providers.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.