Nikolay Feoktistov

Partner, Moscow


“Energy, competence, desire to fight for the client to the end, ability to work in various industries.”
Legal 500, Russia – Corporate/M&A, 2021


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 disposal of a 40 percent interest in Amur Gas Chemical Complex (Amur GCC) to China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), China's leading energy and chemical company; 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 Rostec State Corporation.

Representation of Rostelecom, an unrivalled Russian leader in the telecom industry, on the disposal of a 44.8 percent stake in SafeData LLC (SafeData), the leading data centers and cloud services provider in Russia, to Russia-based VTB Bank for US$464.3 million (RUB 35 billion) within the JV deal; 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.

Representation of VTB Capital, acting as financial advisor to Russian Railways (seller) on the US$968 million sale of 50% + 2 shares in the charter capital of PJSC Transcontainer via auction process; on the US$153.56 million auction sale of 100% minus one share in the charter capital of JSC VRK-2, the Russia-based provider of rail car and wagon repair services.

Representation of NIPIGAS, acting as the EPC contractor, in connection with construction of a gas processing plant and technological utilities, infrastructure and offsites in the area of Ust-Luga in Russia for LLC RusChemAlliance as a client.

Representation of Moscow Exchange in the acquisition of a stake in e-fx trading platform BierbaumPro AG.

Representation of Takeda in connection with divestment of a portfolio of select pharmaceutical assets exclusively in Russia and several CIS countries to STADA Arzneimittel AG for a total value of US$660 million.

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 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.

Awards and Recognition

Chambers 2021, Russia –Corporate/M&A and TMT

Legal 500, 2021, Russia – Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and TMT

"Nikolay is very dedicated to his work and puts in all his energy in order to solve any emerging issues."
Chambers, Russia – Corporate/M&A, 2021

"Helicopter-view persistence throughout the project."

"Energy, competence, desire to fight for the client to the end, ability to work in various industries."

Legal 500, Russia – Corporate/M&A, 2021

"Nikolay Feoktistov is one outstanding partner. His professionalism, proactiveness and extremely fast replies exceed all expectations."

Legal 500, Russia – TMT, 2021

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