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Igor Ostapets
Partner
Moscow

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Practice Experience
Igor is executive partner in the Moscow office. He specializes in cross-border and domestic M&A transactions in the oil & gas, power, and metals & mining industries, practicing in Russia for more than 15 years. In addition to his oil & gas / energy M&A focus, Igor's other areas of expertise include privatization, corporate restructuring, insolvency, antitrust, corporate compliance / white collar and multijurisdictional disputes. He also advises on project finance transactions, in particular in the oil & gas industry.

Igor is listed as a top corporate/M&A lawyer in Russia by Chambers Global and IFLR1000, and as a top energy & natural resources lawyer in Russia by The Legal 500, Chambers Global and PLC Which lawyer?.

Igor's recent work includes advising:
  • AAR Consortium formed by three of Russia's leading investment, financial, and industrial groups - Alfa Group, Access Industries, and Renova on the US$28 billion sale of its 50 percent stake in TNK-BP, a leading Russian oil company and one of the world's top ten privately-owned oil companies in the world, to Rosneft, an oil and gas exploration and production company listed in Russia;
  • Hess Corporation on the US$2.05 billion sale of its Russian subsidiary Samara-Nafta to LUKOIL;
  • TNK-BP in the sale of Novosibirskneftegaz and a 71.09 percent stake in Severnoeneftegaz, a Russia-based company engaged in development of oil fields and oil extraction, to a group of Russian and foreign investors owning assets in the Russian oil and gas industry;
  • Access Industries on its acquisition of interest in Russian power generating companies TGK-6 and TGK-7;
  • TNK-BP on its US$1.8 billion acquisition of BP's upstream and pipeline assets in Vietnam and Venezuela;

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation, 1990

Education
LLM, University of Michigan Law School, 1996
Law Degree, Belarus State University Law Faculty, with honors, 1990

Publications
Co-Author,"Article on enforcement of shareholders' (JV) agreements under Russian law," Mergers and Acquisitions, February 2006
"Constitutional Court declares part of Bankruptcy Law unconstitutional," Global Insolvency and Restructuring Review,   May/June 2001
"Creditor status in Russian bankruptcy proceedings," Global Insolvency and Restructuring Review, March/April 2001
"Treatment of foreign currency claims in Russian bankruptcy proceedings," Global Insolvency and Restructuring Review, January/February 2001

Languages
English
Russian

Citizenship
Belarusian