Nikolay Feoktistov

Partner, Moscow


“He can predict issues which might arise, and stop them beforehand. He's very good, very insightful and very strategic.”
Chambers Europe


Nikolay is a partner in our Corporate/M&A practice. He focuses on M&A transactions and joint ventures. He has significant experience advising clients in natural resources, petrochemicals, TMT and financial services industries on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Nikolay also leads the Technology Working Group in Moscow.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Moscow State University
Law Faculty


Representation of SIBUR on a number of projects including the acquisition of 100% interest in Tobolsk heat and power station from the Nordic power giant Fortum; US$9 billion construction of a petro-chemical complex ZapSib-2; a proposed reverse acquisition of Amtel-Vredestein N.V.; the sale of certain tyre producing assets to the joint venture between Pirelli S.p.A. and State Corporation Russian Technologies.

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 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; on the acquisition of 75% of the developer of Sailfish mobile operating system; on the acquisition of a controlling stake in SafeData, a Russian provider of commercial data center services, to develop a national content storage and distribution network; on the acquisition of the Freshtel group of companies operating WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, a telecommunications technology that provides universal wireless transmission of data at a large distance).

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 X5 Retail Group, one of the leading Russian food retailers, on the acquisition of the supermarket business currently operating under the O'KEY brand, one of the largest retail chains in Russia; on the acquisition of 100 % shares in SPAR Retail, a retail store chain operating 26 stores in Moscow and Vladimir regions, from A&NN Investments Ltd., one of the biggest privately-owned investment groups in Russia; on the acquisition of 100 stores owned by the Soseddushka retail chain in Orenburg and the Orenburg region.

Representation of O1 Group, a private investment holding company, on the sale of O1 Properties and FUTURE Financial Group.

Representation of Kazzinc Limited, the largest producer of zinc in Kazakhstan, on the acquisition of Zhairem Mining Plant for approximately US$280 mln, from ENRC, a leading diversified natural resources group.

Representation of Elbrus Capital Fund on a number of projects including divestiture of a business.

Awards and Recognition

Chambers 2020, Russia – Corporate/M&A

Legal 500, 2020, Russia – Corporate/M&A and TMT

Best Lawyers – Corporate Law