Natalia Starostenko

Associate, Moscow

Biography

Overview

Natalia is an associate of our Corporate/M&A practice. She specializes in domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and general corporate law. Natalia advises on various corporate matters and conducts due diligence within M&A transactions. Prior to joining White & Case, Natalia worked in another international law firm.

Bars and Courts
Russian Federation
Education
Master's Degree in Law
(with honors)
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO - University)
Bachelor’s degree in Law, (with honors)
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO - University)
Languages
Russian
English
German

Experience

Natalia's experience includes representation of:

VTB Capital on the acquisition of 100% of shares in InfoTeKS Internet Trust JSC, which is an accredited certification center and provides a range of services in the field of legally significant electronic document management, electronic reporting and accounting automation. The advisory role in this transaction included due diligence of the target company, work on transaction documentation and analysis of related structuring, corporate and regulatory aspects.*

VTB Capital in connection with the 35 billion rubles acquisition of a 44.8% stake in the charter capital of SafeData LLC. The lawyers' work included a comprehensive development of the transaction's structure, the drafting of documentation regulating the terms of VTB Group's contribution into the equity capital of Safedata, and the development of legal mechanisms for protecting the interests of VTB Group upon joining the project and for further shareholder relations with Rostelecom under the project.*

Sovcombank in connection with the acquisition of new shares in St. Petersburg Stock Exchange, as well as the acquisition of an option to acquire additional shares in this company from Non-Profit Partnership for the Development of the Financial Market RTS. The exercise of this option will allow Sovcombank to consolidate approximately 18% of all shares in St. Petersburg Stock Exchange.*

Marubeni Corporation in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with Russian Railways which will operate medical checkup and prevention centers across Russia in order to give the patients an access to the best class services and diagnostics methods in healthcare.*

a global energy company in connection with the establishment of an upstream joint venture with a major Russian oil and gas company. The joint venture company owns an exploratory block in West Siberia.*

Japanese conglomerate Hitachi on it's US$11 billion acquisition of Swiss engineering group ABB; the largest acquisition by Hitachi to date and the largest ever acquisition by a Japanese industrial company.*

Repsol S.A. in connection with establishment of an upstream joint venture Eurotek Yugra with Gazprom Neft. The transaction used a combination of instruments governed by the laws of Singapore as well as Russian law.*

Severgroup in connection with the acquisition of approximately 40% of shares in the Netologia Group – a Russian IT company specializing on online and offline educational courses and relevant services – and establishment of a joint venture with the Netologia Group initial founders.*

In 2017 Natalia was on a secondment at Repsol S.A. in connection with transaction on establishment of an upstream joint venture with Gazprom Neft.

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.