Vasilisa Strizh represents global strategic and financial investors on complex corporate projects, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, public and private equity offerings, and structured settlements. For more than 20 years, Vasilisa has served as the lead lawyer on cross-border deals, while successfully bridging cultural gaps for clients seeking to invest in Russia. She brings deep knowledge of the unique local business environment and government expectations from the investor perspective, extending beyond legal issues. She provides substantive transactional skills when brokering negotiations between parties as they settle and agree on difficult terms, while minimizing the stressful aspects of corporate transactions.
Vasilisa also counsels clients on corporate governance and compliance matters and advises on capital market transactions and related regulatory matters. She delivers creative and straightforward guidance for these clients while skillfully navigating challenging compliance, sanctions, anti-bribery, and corruption issues. Her work spans multiple industries, including mass media and telecommunications, financial services and emerging FinTech platforms, and energy. She also provides strategic advice on exit strategies for companies and funds seeking to restructure or liquidate their holdings.
Vasilisa leads Morgan Lewis’s pro bono legal work in Russia, and provides advice to charities and other nonprofits helping persons of limited means. Specific work involves providing legal counsel on charitable activity matters and fundraising, corporate advice, transactional guidance, access to healthcare and education services, mass media regulatory issues, and employment opportunities.
Vasilisa teaches legal writing basics (a practical study) at the Master’s School of the Law Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law Faculty , 1992, J.D.
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
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, High-end Capability, Russia, Chambers Europe (2019)