Alex has represented and advised multinational corporations, international financial institutions and government agencies, both domestic and foreign, on a wide variety of corporate and commercial, real estate (including greenfield and brownfield, real estate financing and real property development), banking and securities issues, including mergers, acquisitions, public and private placements, divestitures, privatisations, and matters of corporate governance. He has also assisted numerous foreign companies and private equity funds in direct and portfolio investments, including investments through Russian joint ventures, off-shore structures and companies of various types. Alex is a seasoned negotiator and has successfully negotiated transactions with government authorities at the municipal, regional and federal levels.
Alex was the founder of Dentons’ Moscow Hotel & Hospitality practice and has developed a reputation as one of the few leading experts in this field in Russia, the CIS, and Central Europe. He has also worked closely with the European offices of Dentons as well as those in Asia in representing hotel owners, lenders, developers, contractors and operators on all legal issues pertaining to hotels and hospitality properties, including land acquisition, design, development, financing, construction, management, leasing, and franchising.
Alex has represented and advised major Russian and international pharmaceutical companies on all legal aspects of their operations in Russia, in particular on corporate and M&A issues. Among other clients, Alex has successfully represented STADA, A.B. Intelpharm, Makiz Pharma, Scopin Pharm, Mir Pharm, Nizhpharm, Bracco and Pharmstandard in structuring M&A transactions, setting up distribution and supply networks as well as advising on licensing, marketing and regulatory issues (including pricing politics).
Alex has extensive experience in the automotive sector. He was and continues to be involved in numerous projects with the Ford Group (Ford, Land Rover, Volvo, Jaguar and Mazda), Hyundai, Toyota, Harley Davidson, Volvo Trucks and others. His clients also include Continental AG and Magna International.