Philip focuses on advising international and Russian clients on a variety of cross-border and domestic M&A deals and corporate projects, including corporate restructurings. Serving as lead lawyer, he counsels and represents private and public companies in various industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, transportation and stevedoring, consumer goods, and media and entertainment.
Philip also advises on antitrust and complex merger clearance matters dealing with antitrust authorities, and conducts antitrust compliance trainings for Russian personnel of multinational companies.
Philip has experience in capital markets advising clients on various Russian securities law issues, including tender offers and squeeze-out. In 2013/2014, in the course of Russian corporate law reform, Philip participated in the preparation of draft bills on changes to Russian securities market laws and regulation.
A native Russian speaker, Philip is fluent in English and possesses basic knowledge of French and German.
Represented a leading Russian private stevedoring company in its acquisition of strategic equity interest in a public company –a major container terminal operator in Russia with significant operations in Estonia and Finland. Also advised on shareholders’ agreement with remaining strategic shareholder
Advised a major Russian pharmaceutical company in the sale of a minority equity interest to a Japanese strategic investor and execution of a shareholders agreement
Advised a major European cement producer on its tender offer to minority shareholders in its majority owned Russian cement plant in the Urals region
Advised the Belgian subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical company in the sale of a distribution business in Russia to a large Scandinavian pharmaceutical distributor
Advised a major Japanese heavy machines manufacturer on the repurchase of a minority stake in its Russian production subsidiary from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and subsequent corporate reorganization of its business in Russia in the form of a merger of sales and production companies
Represented a large Russian stevedoring company on a proposed joint venture with a multinational sea ports operator
Advised a Canadian public oil servicing company in the sale of its Russian pressure-pumping business to a major Russian oil company, and on the sale of its Russian completion tools business to another Canadian public oil and gas servicing company
Advised a major US-based media company on the restructuring of its publishing business in Russia to comply with Russian media laws and counseled on the joint venture arrangements with its Russian partners
Advised a large Finnish power company in its acquisition of a power generating company in the Urals region of Russia and assisted with further corporate take-over of the company
Advised a large international media company on its acquisition of the controlling interest in a local online media conglomerate comprising 20 businesses operating in seven regions of Russia, and entered into a Russian-law-governed shareholders agreement with multiple individual shareholders
Acted as counsel on Russian law to a public US company in its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of an agricultural business, advising on transaction, corporate, and regulatory matters
Assisted a US-based Western bank with its sale of a Russian subsidiary bank, advising on various general corporate, securities market law, and regulatory matters.
Advised a US-based multinational corporation on corporate ownership restructuring of its Russian joint venture
Advised a multinational rail car leasing company on its first leasing deal in Russia
Advised a US-based multinational oil company in the proposed sale of its interest in a 50/50 Russian joint venture
Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2004, J.D., Law Faculty
Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia, 2000, B.S., International Relations Faculty