Igor Ostapets is the executive partner of the Moscow office. He specializes in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions in the oil & gas, power, and metals & mining industries. With a particularly deep knowledge of the local market and business climate, Igor has taken lead roles in a number of Russia’s largest and most complex transactions. Other significant areas of Igor’s practice include cross-border disputes and white collar matters.
Having practiced in Russia for almost 20 years, Igor has earned an enviable reputation and is frequently recognized by leading legal publications for both his M&A work and his focus on the energy and natural resources sector. He also advises on a number of other matters, including privatization, corporate restructuring, insolvency, antitrust, corporate compliance, and white collar and multijurisdictional disputes. In addition Igor also counsels on project finance transactions, particularly in the oil & gas industry.
Igor is listed as a top corporate/M&A lawyer in Russia by Chambers and IFLR 1000, and as a top energy & natural resources lawyer in Russia by Legal 500 and Chambers.