Valery Lavrov

Associate, Moscow



Valery is an associate in our Moscow office Real Estate and Corporate/M&A practices. He focuses on real estate and M&A projects, as well as general corporate matters. He is often involved in drafting and reviewing of documentation for large complex domestic and cross-border deals and in conducting due diligence for such deals.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Law faculty, Master's Degree
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Law faculty, Bachelor's Degree
Lomonosov Moscow State University


Representation of Sber and co-investors in connection with acquisition of 75% stake in Prosveshcheniye, the largest brand in the educational books market in Russia. The deal is valued at approximately US$1 billion and represents a vital step toward digitalization of the educational process in Russia.

Representation of VTB Capital (and its two co-investors, Millhouse and Invest AG, with respect to DD) in connection with the investment in a Russian online cinema platform The transaction involved US$250 million private equity investment round led by VTB Capital.

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. Earlier represented Rostelecom on the acquisition of 75% of the developer of Sailfish mobile operating system.
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 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 VTB Bank, one of the leading banks in Russia, in connection with the acquisition of a major stake in Vozrozhdenie Bank.

Representation of Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, on its acquisition of rights to an approximately four hectare plot of land situated at Kosygina Street in Moscow for the development of its new headquarters. The deal was recognized as "Best property deal in CEE" at Project Finance Awards 2018, organized by EMEA Finance magazine.

Representation of PPF Real Estate, the Czech Republic-based developer, investor and professional consultant in connection with the acquisition of 100 percent shares in Stockmann Nevsky Centre LLC from Stockmann plc.

Representation of Capital Partners, a market-leading real estate investment and development company focusing on pioneering projects in emerging markets, in the sale of two office buildings (OB I and OB III) in the Metropolis Complex with a combined gross leasable area of 80,000 m², to real estate funds Hines and PPF. The deal was named "Deal of the Year: Purchase-sale" at the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Moscow Awards 2016.