With a Ph.D. and fluency in three languages, Valentina Semenikhina advises Russian and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and capital markets matters. Valentina, whose clients have included startups as well as large retail companies and banks located around the globe, advises on multijurisdictional mergers and joint ventures, private equity investments, and securities offerings. Valentina also handles corporate governance matters and due diligence.
Valentina represents clients from a variety of industries, including banking, private equity, investment funds, energy, media and telecommunications, electronics, chemicals, and others.
A native Russian speaker who is also fluent in English and German, she has written and co-written a number of articles on civil law issues, competition law, and environmental law. Before joining the firm, Valentina worked as an associate in the corporate practice of another international law firm, resident in Moscow.
She is vice chair of Morgan Lewis’s Moscow Pro Bono Committee.
Representing an international mass media company in acquisition of a majority equity stake in an online media conglomerate comprising 20 businesses operating in seven regions of Russia.
Advising regional government on acquisition of a manufacturing asset from a German investor.
Representing a global satellite company in a sale of a Russian company providing satellite telecom services.
Advising a US media corporation on entering into distribution agreements with cable, satellite and Internet television operators in CIS.
Representing a western engineering corporation on establishing a joint venture in Russia and developing an exit strategy.
Advising a publicly listed Swiss investment fund on investment in retail businesses in Russia.
Advising a Russian company on their investments in international developers and manufacturers of microchips.
Advising a western investor in connection with its acquisition, from an international chemicals corporation, of a part of its CIS business.
Representing Credit Bank of Moscow, a privately owned universal commercial bank operating in Moscow and the Moscow region, on a $500 million subordinated Eurobonds offering.
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen (University of Tübingen), Germany, 2006, Certificate
Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Science, 2010, Ph.D.
Moscow City Pedagogical University, 2003, Specialist in Law, With Honors
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
German Chancellor Fellowship, University of Bremen (2011–2012)
Alumna, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)