Maria Miroshnikova heads the firm’s Corporate and M&A practice. With 17 years’ professional experience, she advises on large-scale investment projects, M&A, intra-group and distressed M&A restructuring, capital markets transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and regulatory & compliance. Maria’s particular industry focus is energy & natural resources, metals & mining, and finance; the client base also includes companies from the trade, logistics, industrial construction, and media sectors.
Recent work highlights include advice to shareholders of the Russian gas processing and petrochemicals major SIBUR on the sale of minority stakes to Chinese investors: 10% to Sinopec for $1.34b (2015) and another 10% to Silk Road Fund (2016); the Russian TOP-5 financial group Otkritie on regulatory aspects of the acquisition of a diamond mine for $1.45b (2017); the Russian TOP-3 Gazprombank on a complex restructuring of $570m+ debt arrangements of the major Russian coal and steel producer Mechel (2016); and a leading Russian transport and logistics company on a $2b+ multistep and multijurisdictional corporate restructuring (2014).
Prior to joining Ivanyan & Partners as a partner in 2013, Maria was a senior associate in the Corporate and M&A Practice of a large Nordic law firm and headed the international M&A group at a major Russian law firm.