Evgeny Chernyavsky

Associate, Moscow



Evgeny is an associate of our Corporate practice. He focuses on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and intellectual property matters. Evgeny advises clients on acquisitions, and is regularly involved in conducting due diligence, of Russian companies. Before joining White & Case in 2012, Evgeny worked at a leading international law firm in Moscow.
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Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
National Research University "Higher School of Economics", Faculty of Law, Moscow


Representation of Rostelecom, an unrivalled Russian leader in the telecom industry, on the acquisition of DataLine, a leading Russian data-center services provider for approximately US$280 million.

Representation of VTB Capital as financial advisor and auction manager to UTLC (a subsidiary of the Russian Railways), in the US$968 million sale of 50% + 2 shares in the charter capital of PJSC Transcontainer via auction process.

Representation of VTB Bank, one of the leading banks in Russia, in connection with the acquisition of a major stake in Vozrozhdenie Bank.

Representation of Resource Capital Fund VII L.P., a US-based private equity fund, in a 35 percent indirect equity acquisition of RG Gold, a gold mining company based in Kazakhstan

Representation of VTB Capital in connection with the acquisition of a stake in Russian Fitness Group, the largest fitness operator, operating under the World Class, World Class LITE and FizKult brands.

Representation of X5 Retail Group, on the acquisition of the supermarket business from O'KEY, one of the largest retail chains in Russia.

Representation of Rostelecom, an unrivalled Russian leader in the telecom industry, in the acquisition of 75% of the developer of Sailfish mobile operating system.

Representation of SIBUR, Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the acquisition of 100% interest in Tobolsk heat and power station from the Nordic power giant Fortum.

Representation of Naspers, the South African-based global internet and media company, on its US$1.2 billion investment to become the largest shareholder in Avito, the leading online classified platform in Russia.

Representation of Qatar Holding LLC (QH), the direct and strategic investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority, on its $500 million equity investment in JSC VTB Bank.

Representation of Sberbank on the acquisition of a 75% interest in the charter capital of Yandex.Money, the Russian on-line payments service, and the establishment of the associated joint venture arrangements with Yandex NV.