Silva Petrosyan | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Silva Petrosyan

Associate, Moscow

T +7 495 787 4935

E spetrosyan@whitecase.com

Overview

Silva is an associate at the Moscow office. She focuses on a wide range of Russian and international tax matters. Silva has been involved in projects in the area of M&A, EIPAF and capital markets where she advised on various commercial, corporate, regulatory, tax and customs matters of the transactions and participated in conducting due diligence reviews for Russian and international companies in relation to their activities in Russia.

Bars and Courts

  • Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation

Education

  • Law Degree, Moscow State University

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Experience

Silva's experience includes representing:

Over 13 lender groups including several export credit agencies on tax and customs matters in connection with the proposed financing and future operation of the multi-billion Yamal LNG project in Russia. The project sponsors are Novatek, Total S.A., and China National Petroleum Corporation. The Yamal LNG project is located in the Arctic Circle and is one of the largest industrial undertakings in the world, and once completed is likely to be the largest ever project financing.

Sonera Holding B.V., a subsidiary of TeliaSonera AB (a leading network access and telecommunications provider operating in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Eurasia) on tax aspects of dividend distribution on OJSC MegaFon shares and GDRs, as well as the shareholding restructuring.
Credit Suisse on tax aspects of the QIWI PLC US$318.9 million Follow-On Offering.
McKinsey & Company on different Russian and international tax issues of its activities in Russia.
A major Russian software development company in connection with a corporate reorganization as a precursor conducting an IPO.