Artem Tamaev represents public and private companies and private equity sponsors on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, and strategic advice matters. He regularly advises clients on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, and has worked on deals across numerous jurisdictions in a broad range of industries, including agribusiness, consumer products, energy, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Artem was with another global law firm, resident in Moscow and London.
Baring Vostok, a private equity fund, on investment and associated arrangements in respect of Mindbox, the Russian leading marketing automation platform
Baring Vostok, a private equity fund, in connection with investment and associated arrangements in respect of 12 Storeez, a Russian leading fashion brand
Pioneer Capital Invest, a Kazakh investment company, on the acquisition of 100% shares of JSC Asian-Pacific Bank from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (Bank of Russia), including support with legal due diligence, transaction documentation and regulatory filings
The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) on the establishment and joint development of pharmaceutical holding company Binnopharm Group, one of the three largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Russia
Consortium of investors on a minority investment in one of the largest stock exchanges in the Russian Federation
The Far East High Technology Fund on the investment and associated arrangements in respect of Motorica, the leading Russian developer and manufacturer of high-tech hand prostheses
The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF), established by the Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment Corporation, on legal due diligence and associated advice in respect of US $21 mln investment together with SberInvest in Eruditor Group holding, owner of the leading Russian professional services marketplace Profi and Zoon information service
Groupe Atlantic, a leading European producer of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, in connection with the acquisition of the residential business of SST group of companies, the largest producer of heating floors and cables in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and related joint venture arrangements
Goldman Sachs and Baring Vostok on the acquisition of a 49.5% interest in Familia, a discount clothes retail chain
VTB Capital on the equity investment and a joint venture with Burger King Corporation, the second-largest fast-food chain in the world, and Burger Rus, the largest Russian Burger King franchisee, to develop and expand the chain and its brand in Russia
Mitsui & Co. Ltd. on its acquisition of a 10% stake in R-Pharm, one of Russia’s largest pharmaceutical companies
Interros on the acquisition of NPO Petrovax Pharm, a top 10 Russian pharmaceutical producer specializing in the production of flu vaccines, from EBRD and the founding shareholders
Mitsubishi Corporation on the acquisition of a 25% stake in UNIQLO Russia and joint venture arrangements with Fast Retailing Co.
Princeville Capital, a multi-strategy growth technology investor, on a multimillion dollar investment in Ozon group, the leading Russian online retailer, and subsequent IPO-related issues in light of US$1.1 billion IPO of Ozon Holdings PLC on NASDAQ
ProfMedia, one of Russia's largest diversified media holdings (assets include Lenta.ru and Afisha), on the merger of its internet assets with online businesses owned by A&NN group belonging to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut (assets include Gazeta.ru and LiveJournal)
Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund (MRIF) on its $83 million acquisition of an interest in GSR Energy Investments, an operator of heat and power generation and heat distribution facilities in St Petersburg
TUI Travel, one of the world’s leading travel groups, on the establishment of a joint venture with S-Group Capital Management Limited in Russia and the subsequent acquisition by the joint venture of tour operators and travel agencies in Russia (VKO Group, Mostravel, Svoy Travel) and Ukraine (Voyage Kyiev)
Tigers Realm Coal in the negotiation and execution of a contract for the supply of a modular coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP) with the UK-based producer Parnaby Cyclones
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2007, LL.M.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2005, LL.B.
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Corporate Law, Moscow, The Best Lawyers in Russia (2022)
Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Moscow, The Best Lawyers in Russia (2021, 2022)
Recommended, Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Moscow, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2020)