He is a very young and talented lawyer. He can work hard and I don't remember him making a mistake. He's a good guy, he is in a team.
Sergey Khanaev is a Partner in the Corporate / M&A practice. Sergey provides his clients with wide-ranging support in Russian and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
During recent months Sergey has been actively advising foreign and Russian clients on complex sanction and counter-sanction matters in corporate restructuring, selling a business to local management (management buy-out) and auction sales of the assets of foreign investors in Russia.
Sergey also specializes in joint venture transactions, structuring the long-term corporate and commercial relations of joint venture partners, as well as advising clients on general corporate governance issues.
Sergey has established experience in various industries, with a particular focus and acquired unique expertise in IT / TMT.
Sergey joined ALRUD Law Firm in 2012. He graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MGIMO University), where he earned both his Bachelor's Degree and then his Master's Degree in International Private and Civil Law.
In 2019 Sergey completed a long-term internship at the law firm Slaughter and May in London. Sergey is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
on the sale of VimpelCom to Russian top management for RUB 130bn.
on the establishment of a joint venture with 4 federal operators-competitors for the joint development and use of 5G radiofrequencies in Russia.
in its asset merger deal with Yandex Taxi (Russia’s largest online taxi-booking services) including the further phased spin-off of the joint venture assets and exit from the joint venture business.
in several rounds of investments in inDriver, an international ride-hailing service “unicorn” with Russian origins.
on structuring and implementing Fund of Funds, an investment partnership agreement seeking collective state and private investments in perspective technology sectors in Russia.
on a pipeline of venture capital investments.
on the sale of REG.RU, Russia’s largest domain name registrar and hosting provider.
on the sale of life, non-life and travel insurance assets in Russia.
on potential localization of production in Russia through entering into a special investment contract (SPIC).
on various issues relating to Russian counter-sanction applications.
on various issues relating to Russian counter-sanctions application.
a privately owned energy and heat generating company.
in the transaction of its exit from Russia via an MBO (management buy-out) as well as on foreign and Russian sanction compliance when dealing with Russian entities / businesses.
on the acquisition of a 14.16% interest in a Russian oil company.
in offering to a Russian major bank the option to purchase 49% share in the Elga coking coal deposit development project.
on the potential acquisition of a majority stake in gold mines in Russia.
in an investment transaction (together with other investors) for the implementation of infrastructure projects for the “liquidation of digital inequality” (with a telecommunication company) and “smart grids” (with an energy company).
on its investment in construction and maintenance projects of the Central Ring Road of the Moscow Region (CKAD-3 and CKAD-4).