Roman Dashko advises international and domestic clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including private equity transactions, investments, carve-outs and divestitures, in the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, energy, oil and gas, power, oilfield services, technology, media and telecommunications, and retail sectors. He has experience with structuring complex cross-border joint ventures and strategic business transactions, and with reorganizations and restructurings. He works on antitrust, pharmaceutical, and other regulatory matters as well.
Roman is fluent in Russian, German, and English.
Energy & Natural Resources
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 gas company from this joint venture.
Advised a Russian company on the disposition of the minority stake in a large oil company engaged primarily in oil and gas exploration, production, and refining.
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 northern arctic Russia.
Advised a consortium of four investors on acquisition of a substantial stake in a prominent Russian power generation company.
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 to a private equity and asset management firm.
Advised a subsidiary of the major Russian bank on the acquisition of a minority stake in a provider of complex solutions for the oil and gas industry in Russia and CIS countries.
Advised a leading independent provider of onshore oilfield services on the acquisition of the Russian company holding land rigs and related assets located in Eastern Siberia.
Advised the consortium of sovereign investment funds on the private equity investment in a holding company that owns leading Russian pharmaceutical manufacturer
Represented a majority shareholder of R-Pharm, one of Russia's largest pharmaceutical companies that sells products throughout the Russia/CIS region: in the sale of approximately 10% of its shares to Mitsui & Co. Ltd.
Represented a majority shareholder of R-Pharm, one of Russia's largest pharmaceutical companies that sells products throughout the Russia/CIS region: in the sale of approximately 1% of its shares to the consortium of the Russian and Japanese sovereign wealth funds.
Represented a leading Russian pharmaceutical company in connection with its strategic partnership with a leading medical equipment in respect of manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic imaging systems in Russia and CIS.
Represented a subsidiary of one of the largest Russian pharmaceutical companies in connection with its strategic collaboration with a leading radiation oncology treatments and software maker for the local assembly of radiotherapy systems.
Advised a majority shareholder of the Russian pharmaceutical company in connection with joint-venture matters in Turkey.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Represented of one of the largest online databases on the sale of a minority stake to a private equity fund.
Represented one of the largest diversified media and information groups on the acquisition of one of the most popular recruiting websites in Russia and a related joint venture arrangement with the minority shareholders.
Represented a global provider of telecommunications and digital services in its acquisition of a majority stake in a virtual mobile operator in Russia and CIS.
Represented one of the largest diversified media and information groups on the acquisition of a recruiting website in Russia.
Advised a global consulting and technology services provider in the finance, telecom, retail, and automotive industries on the restructuring and sale of their IT services division to a leading software, services provider to communications and media companies.
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.
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 a strategic joint venture in the energy sector with a Russian state-owned company for the production of low-emission, heavy-duty gas turbines.
Advised a large US company on a strategic joint venture in the healthcare sector with a Russian state-owned company for manufacturing of 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.
Advised a global manufacturing company on the restructuring of its Russian subsidiary and related compliance, corporate and commercial matters.
Represented a Russian packaging company, on sale of 50 % stake in their group to and a joint venture with a leading European company in the recycling, paper and packaging industry.
Advised a leading Russian producer of the green chemistry products in connection with its exit from the joint venture with one of the leading Russian companies in the pulp and paper industry.
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 upon rival bidder's successful completion of deal.
Advised a private equity fund on the acquisition of a significant interest in the largest children's goods retailer in Russia and the CIS from a major Russian financial group, which will help support the retailer’s development and expansion into global markets such as Asia.
Columbia Law School, 2018, LL.M.
Kuban State University, 1998, Law Degree, magna cum laude
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Best Law Firms for Large-Cap M&A (Highly Recommended), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Recognized, Corporate Law, Moscow, The Best Lawyers in Russia (2020, 2021)
Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Moscow, The Best Lawyers in Russia (2020, 2021)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A, Russia, Chambers Global (2017–2020)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A (Foreign expert for USA), Russia, Chambers Global (2020)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability, Russia, Chambers Europe (2017–2020)
Recommended, Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Moscow, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2017–2020)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Client Choice Award: Russia M&A Lawyer of the Year, International Law Office (2013)