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IT and TMT
Our team advises investment funds and clients in the field of telecommunications technology, media business, IT and the digital economy on various corporate law and financing issues, and also assists in high-profile disputes in Russia and abroad

Our experience includes advising on investment issues, restructuring of ownership of IP rights, and big data processing. Among our clients are leading telecommunications operators, online platforms, aggregators and high-tech companies developing their business in Russia and abroad.

Work experience

Da Vinci Capital in relation to its investments in the Softline group, a major international provider of IT services in Russia, the CIS, Latin America, India and Asia;

VEON in relation to the sale by VimpelCom PJSC of its infrastructure assets, namely, National Tower Company JSC, to the Service — Telecom group;

an investor in relation to the acquisition from Elbrus Capital, a large Russian investment fund, of a 13,33% stake in CIAN Group, Russia’s leading online platform for the sale and rental of real estate;

Sberbank in relation to the acquisition of the 100% stake in RuTarget;

Sberbank in relation to the conclusion of a corporate agreement in relation to CROWDFOM LLC, which manages a social platform for crowdsourcing projects;

Digital Assets, a Sberbank subsidiary, in relation to the acquisition of 51% of shares in Speech Technology Centre Limited from Digital Horizon Ventures. Speech Technology Centre Limited is a leading Russian developer of face recognition, voice and multimodal biometrics systems, as well as solutions for recording, processing and analyzing audio and video content;

major international investment bank in relation to investments in Headhunter;

a leading video game developer in relation to the acquisition of several of its competitors in Russia and Cyprus;

a major holding company in the taxi and freight industry in relation to the acquisition of the business of a Russian taxi aggregator from a joint venture between a major Russian bank and a media giant;

a Russian IT giant in a deal to acquire a music media portal and an online platform for musicians;

a leading ticket operator in a deal to acquire control over the business of an international provider of cloud solutions for sales and marketing automation;

owners of an online children’s goods store in a deal to sell 100% of the business to a Russian retailer;

investment funds, private investors and their syndicates, as well as family offices in more than two dozen venture deals (from seed to later stages), exits from portfolio companies and partial portfolio sales;

IT/TMT companies on a number of venture capital and bridge financing deals, including advising an international provider of SaaS solutions in the sphere of AI and image recognition on a series of financing deals;

a management company of a large Russian holding, as well as a number of international IT companies in relation to the development and approval of option incentive programs for employees; and

a leading cashback service, as well as a number of Russian TMT companies, on various big data regulation issues.

key contacts
Evgeny Zelensky
Partner Head of Private Equity and Capital Markets
Konstantin Olefir
Partner Head of Venture Capital
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Banks and financial institutions
The Orion Partners team provides full legal support to leaders of the financial industry.

Our Corporate practice works on M&A transactions, projects to enter new markets or suspend operations in certain jurisdictions, as well as corporate restructurings, regulatory matters and commercial contacts.

The firm's Financial practice specializes in supporting banking transactions, syndicated and pre-export financing, as well as debt restructuring.

Our Dispute Resolution practice represents the interests of leading Russian and international banks in matters related to cross-border litigation and arbitration in corporate and debt recovery disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, operations with distressed assets, as well as regulatory investigations.

Our client portfolio includes major Russian and international banks and financial institutions.
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Industry and transport
For many years, our team has provided legal support for major projects and disputes, acting in the interests of leading manufacturing and transport companies.

We support corporate transactions and represent clients in complex disputes in Russian courts and international commercial arbitration. Some of the projects with our participation have significantly influenced the shaping of the Russian judicial practice.
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Energy and natural resources
Our team is widely known for its experience in the oil and gas sector and participation in the most significant projects of the Russian energy market.

We have provided support in unique transactions and complex cross-border disputes that became precedents and changed the legal landscape. Our clients include industry leaders, major oil and gas, mining and energy companies.
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