Marina Safonova | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Marina Safonova

Associate, Moscow

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Marina is an associate in our Moscow Office Corporate/M&A practice. She specialises in M&A projects and corporate restructurings. Marina advises on various corporate law matters and is regularly involved in due diligence.

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  • Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation


  • Bachelor's Degree in Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
  • Master's Degree, International Economic Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
  • Master of Law, Harvard Law School


  • Russian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish


Advising Alcoa, the world's leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, on the disposal of CJSC Alcoa Metallurg Rus, one of its Russia based fabricated aluminum plants, to CJSC Lainen.

Advising Allianz SE on the sale of OJSC Allianz Investments, a Russian asset management company.

Advising Naspers Limited, 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 classifieds platform in Russia.

Advising Baring Vostok Capital Partners in the acquisition of a participatory share in LLC Viasat Da Vinci and LLC TV Education, Russian companies engaged in TV broadcasting and sales and purchase of TV content relating to the Da Vinci channel, formerly part of the Modern Times Group

Advising the shareholders of a joint venture company developing an agricultural project in the Stavropol Region for soybeans and corn cultivation (Avangard), on the exit of North Caucasus Development Corporation (NCDC) from the project and the sale of its stake to the remaining shareholder.