Anton Samokhvalov

Partner
  • The team always works hard to find the best solution for our business

    Chambers Europe 2014
  • Growing practice assisting local and international clients with M&A transactions and general corporate issues, including compliance

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • The team does everything to achieve the best possible result for the client

    Chambers Europe 2015
  • The team demonstrated a very commercial approach: hands-on partners that helped clients to achieve their goals

    Chambers Europe 2016
  • A top choice for mid-market cases, representing both international clients and notable local names

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP areas of expertise include financial liability and insurance disputes as well as debt recovery claims. Acts on contractual disputes and assists with local enforcement proceedings

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Represents clients from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • The team has a very practical and can-do attitude

    Chambers Europe 2018
  • KIAP team provides comprehensive legal advice that combines a strong breadth of resources with deep knowledge of the client’s business

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • The team is praised for their ability to resolve complex cases quickly

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • Strong professionals at KIAP have a business-oriented approach and an outstanding commercial mindset, treating all matters carefully and providing prompt solutions to tough problems

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • Anton Samokhvalov is a great practitioner with remarkable transaction skills

    Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Anton is a partner in our corporate practice. Recommended by Chambers Europe international legal directory. His main expertise is corporate law, structuring and transaction support as well as the implementation of system risk management (compliance management). He gained significant experience while working as a consultant for companies such as PWC and Baker & McKenzie. In addition, Anton led the legal division of a major oil and gas company making it possible to offer clients practical business solutions tailored to their industry-specific processes.

Education:

  • Moscow State Law Academy, post-graduate education, Department of Civil and Family Law (2000 – 2003)
  • Elets State Pedagogical Institute (Elets State University since 2000). Diploma with honours (1995 – 2000)

Projects:

  • Representation of Zvezda Shipbuilding complex in preparation of transaction documents and negotiations with its partner, Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HSHI), concerning the launching of a joint venture in the field of engineering and project management for the construction of tankers – OOO “Zvezda-Hyundai”.
  • Advising European concrete panels producer in the course of sale of its Russian business (value of project exceeds 12 mln euro). 
  • Carrying out due diligence of large-scale industrial forest holding company in the course of its acquisition by an international holding company, one of the major producers of wooden houses.
  • Advising a large Russian investment company regarding the complex structuring of investments in the agricultural sector.
  • Representation of a Russian investor in a corporate dispute regarding the return of shares in one of a large company producing high-grade phosphate-bearing raw materials, phosphoric fertilizer and feed phosphates, which were stolen from the depositary (value of the stolen shares was more than 1 billion rubles).
  • Advising a large Russian airport complex in respect of possible options on settlement of a corporate dispute in the airport complex which arose during the carrying out of a project on construction of new airport in the region. The client was also provided with legal support in the evaluation of risks of damages recovery from the management of airport complex related to the shutting down of the airport.
  • Preparation of a shareholders’ agreement for a daughter company of an international logistics enterprise in order to settle a corporate dispute related to management of the company.
  • Representation of a French agricultural holding company in the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) in obtaining approval for purchase of shares of a Russian malt producer.
  • Conducting a due diligence review of the Russian assets of a world-wide producer of paints and varnishes, chemicals, optics and specialized materials, owned by the international group of companies, before their takeover. 
  • Supporting the client (EPAM Systems Inc.) in the course of M&A transaction – purchase of GGA Software Services (Russian and CIS scientific informatics services provider) – in a part related to purchase of Russian assets.
  • Advising one of the world biggest insulation producers on working out a target structure and a scheme of Russian companies restructuring for the purpose of their consolidation.
  • Representation of an international paper mill holding company in the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) in obtaining approval for establishing control over a Russian enterprise.
  • Advising on the purchase of an oil refinery plant, including pre-transaction corporate and financing structuring (value over US$300 million).
  • Advising on the structure of a purchase of shares in a major fertilizer producer (value of about US$200 million).
  • Advising on the structure and partial sale of one of the largest Russian corrugated paper production businesses to a foreign strategic investor (value over US$150 million).
  • Advising on the pre-sale structure and sale of a retail chain to a major Russian retailer (value over US$40 million).
  • Supporting of the sale of a large retail chain in the Lipetsk Region, including structuring of the transaction, drafting term sheets, drafting the share purchase agreement, participation in negotiations and providing support at closing (value over US$100 million).
  • Advising on the sale of a regional bank to an international bank, including drafting of amendments to the share purchase agreement, and participation in negotiations (value over US$40 million).
  • Development of transaction structure for and support in the course of establishment of a joint venture for one of the country’s largest edible oil producers, including drafting a share purchase agreement (capitalization over US$300 million).
  • Development of a new ownership and operational structure for a group of companies involved in the business of the design, production and trade of apparel and accessories and developing and implementing a plan of transition to the new ownership and operational structure.
  • Preparation of due diligence reports and legal opinions and preparation and verification of documents required for the admission to the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange of a group of oil and gas companies, whose assets include licenses for several oil fields, and a group of mining companies, whose assets include licenses for several gold and other precious metals fields.
  • Advising on the ownership and management restructuring of one of Russia’s largest automotive plants.
  • Advising on the development of an operations structure for the trade-in business for one of Russia’s largest car distributors.
  • Advising on the restructuring of a group of companies of Russia’s largest distributor of tobacco products and restructuring of a group of wood cutting and paper producing companies.
  • Structuring a joint venture of Sovcomflot – the leading shipping company in Russia -  and VanOord at the request of JV VOSF (another joint venture of Sovcomflot and VanOord). Sovcomflot has more than one century of experience in the field of maritime building and dredging operations.  
  • Restructuring a group of companies engaged in building the entire infrastructure required for smooth operation of the oil industry in Russia. 
  • Providing legal assistance to European cosmetics producer L’Occitane International in the course of share sale and purchase transaction. 
  • Structuring a distribution network for Sloan Implement Inc., one of the leading John Deere agricultural machinery dealers.
  • Representating a foreign bank in a series of corporate disputes concerning protection and recovery of Russian assets. 
  • Assisting in the internal restructuring of a group of companies of a European producer of refrigeration facilities.
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