Rodion Vizavitsky helps clients through all phases of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including acquisition, sale, pledge, and leasing. He also has experience with general corporate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Rodion was a trainee associate in the real estate practice of an international law firm. He is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English.
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.
Represented several Europe-based investment funds on Russian real estate matters in connection with the refinancing of prior acquisitions in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Conducted extensive due diligence investigations of a large river shipping company in Russia.
Represented one of the world's leading steel and mining companies in its acquisition and due diligence of a leading Russian metal service company.
Advised one of the world's largest retailers in its year-and-a-half-long quest to acquire a major retail chain in Russia, including extensive due diligence of all Russian (and offshore holding) assets of the target company.
Represented a leader of the Russian banking industry as lead arranger of a syndicate of 16 banks, on a US$1.1 billion refinancing, and on the restructuring of the machinery concern. The loan was secured by multiple pledges and guarantees of 24 of the group's companies.
Represented one of Russia's most profitable cinema networks with regard to the registration of operators' leases in family shopping centers in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Advised a cross-border religious organization in negotiations with owners of premises in various Russian cities.
Advised a Russian development company on a wide range of matters related to the development of a $1.5 billion sports, entertainment, and commercial complex in the City of Moscow.
Represented a large privately held US company in selecting a Russian site for its production facility, including negotiations with local, regional, and federal authorities on land allocation and reclassification; provision of utilities to the site; and preparation of documentation.
Represented a Japanese corporation on negotiations of the premise's lease agreement for the purposes of construction of its own manufacturing facility in a Russian province.