Roman Dashko advises international and domestic clients in mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas, power, oilfield services, automotive, retail, pharmaceuticals, technology, and real estate sectors. He has experience with structuring complex joint ventures, and with reorganizations and restructurings. He also represents issuers, lead managers, and depositaries in a range of international capital markets transactions, including IPOs. He works on antitrust, pharmaceutical, and other regulatory matters as well.
Roman heads the “German Desk” in the Moscow office, and advises German, Austrian, and Swiss clients on a wide range of matters. He is fluent in Russian, German, and English.
This list includes engagements completed prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Advised a private gas company on a strategic joint venture with a state owned oil company to jointly develop gas fields in the gas-rich Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area in the Russian Arctic and on the exit of the private partner from this joint venture. The market value of the combined assets is in the $4-$5 billion range.
Advised one of Germany’s major cement manufacturers and a fully owned subsidiary of an Italian cement manufacturer, on the acquisition of a 100% interest in a Russian manufacturer of building materials owned by a French global company for a cash consideration of €104 million.
Advised one of the largest Russian oil companies on a joint venture with a Russian oil and gas major to develop a large field complex in the Nenets Autonomous Area.
Advised a consortium of four investors on $750 million acquisition of a 26.4 percent stake in a prominent Russian power generation company whose main shareholder is an Italian energy major. The consortium consists of a new Russian sovereign fund, a Cyprus-based private equity fund specializing in the Russian power industry, and an investment fund which focuses on infrastructure and other projects in Russia and the CIS. The seller is a Russian-based international energy group which views the stake as a non-core asset.
Advised a leading independent provider of onshore oilfield services, on its acquisition of a Russian company specializing in wireline and slickline services, production logging and testing; and on the sale of its heavy rig manufacturing business in Yekaterinburg, Russia, to United Capital Partners (UCP), a private equity and asset management firm. The purchase price was $40 million plus certain adjustment payments.
Advised a leading global retailer in its year-and-a-half-long quest to acquire a large retail chain in Russia. Representation included extensive due diligence of all Russian (and offshore holding) assets of the target company; work was suspended in late 2010 upon rival bidder's successful completion of deal.
Advised a subsidiary of a global manufacturing supply company on its acquisition of a privately held bearings company business in Russia.
Advised a large US company on strategic joint ventures in the energy and healthcare sectors with two Russian state-owned companies. The energy joint venture will produce low-emission, heavy-duty 6FA gas turbines, and the healthcare joint venture will manufacture high-tech medical diagnostic equipment.
Advised a large US company on a joint venture with the Kazakhstan national railway company and a Russian partner to produce diesel engines in Kazakhstan.
Represented of one of the largest online databases on the sale of a minority stake to a private equity fund.
Kuban State University, 1998, Law Degree, Magna Cum Laude
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Recipient, International Law Office's Client Choice Award: Russia M&A Lawyer of the Year (2013)