Alexander Kleschev

Alexander Kleschev

Senior Associate, Advocate
Alexander Kleschev
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Alexander is a dual-qualified Senior Associate in the Corporate / M&A, Antitrust Regulation, Capital Markets practices, admitted in Russia and England & Wales. He is also an expert in Telecommunications, Media and Technology, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Practices.

Alexander specializes in complex cross-border and Russian corporate mergers and acquisitions, creation of joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, creation and organization of investment partnerships, and in transactions with private capital.

As part of projects of the Competition/Antitrust Practice, Alexander advises clients, from various industries, on changing the structures of global transactions in order to ensure compliance with requirements of the antimonopoly legislation and legislation on foreign investments of the Russian Federation.

Alexander graduated with honors from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL) with a degree in law. He also received a Master of Law degree from the University of London.

Alexander’s career path includes a one-year secondment to one of the largest international law firms in the United States (Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York office) and gained significant experience in cross-border transactions under American and English law.

Alexander has a status of a lawyer in Russia (Advocate), solicitor of England and Wales, he is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

Projects include advising and representing:

Siemens Healthineers AG

a global provider of healthcare services and solutions, on the acquisition of Varian Medical Systems Inc., for more than US$16.5bn — the world's second-largest deal in healthcare sector in 2020.

Innovex Downhole Solutions group

a leading provider of critical well centric products and technologies for the oil and gas industry in connection with acquisition of Rubicon Oilfield International group, one of the major market players of upstream oilfield technology sector.

Royal DSM

global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living in connection with acquisition of Erber Group for an enterprise value of €980m.

Siemens AG

within the framework of coordination with the FAS Russia and the Government Commission for the Control of Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation, of a transaction worth US$17bn with Alstom S.A., a leading French rolling stock manufacturer.

Bayer AG

on the acquisition of Monsanto Company, a publicly-traded, American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation.

CEFC China Energy Company Limited

on the acquisition of 14.16% shares in a Russian oil company.

Group of a Russian major bank

in transactions on the acquisition of various assets (more than 12 transactions in the last two years), including acquisition of the Novorossiysk Grain Terminal from Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, creation of the state-appointed exclusive center for sports betting in Russia, acquisition of payment processing company NCO “MC Plat”, LLC.

Mitek Systems

publicly traded US company and a global leader in mobile capture and digital identity verification solutions built on the latest advancements in AI and machine learning, on the acquisition of ID R&D group, leading identity and biometric solution provider across the world.

Samolet Group PJSC

publicly traded Russian leader of the development market in connection with acquisition of 100% shares of “Input Lab” LLC, managing multiapartment buildings in Russia.

Uber Technologies Inc.

in its asset merger deal with Yandex Taxi, Russia’s largest online taxi-booking services.

The largest Russian sovereign wealth fund

in more than 10 M&A transactions, including on a number of major infrastructure projects, related to construction and maintenance of toll roads, mitigation of electricity transportation leakages and internet access availability for distant regions of Russia.


on the establishment of a joint venture in Russia to conduct business on labeling pharmaceutical products in Russia.


a leading Russian mining and metals company, in offering to a Russian major bank the option to purchase 49% share in the Elga coking coal deposit development project for RUB 34.3bn.

The largest Russian sovereign wealth fund

on the investment in construction and maintenance projects of the Central Ring Road of Moscow Region (CKAD-3 and CKAD-4).

Best Lawyers 2022 recommends Alexander Kleschev for Corporate Law.
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