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Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited
Offices White Gardens, 10th Floor 9 Lesnaya Street Moscow 125047 Russia
phone: +7 495 787 27 00
fax: +7 495 787 27 01


Baker & McKenzie was founded in 1949 with the idea to become a strategic partner for its clients wherever they operate, or have ambitions to operate in the world.

We have deep market knowledge of more than 4,250 locally admitted lawyers in 77 offices. Our fluency in working across borders, issues and practices allows us to simplify legal complexity, foresee risks others may overlook and identify commercial opportunities that many miss.

So far Baker & McKenzie is the largest premier law firm in the world and the EMEA region, particularly.

In the EMEA region we are present in 26 countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Our legal strength in the CIS is supported by 45 partners and 152 associates (including English and New York law qualified partners and associates).


The private equity / venture capital practice of Baker & McKenzie is a team of experienced and prominent professionals dedicated to achieving top results for its clients.

The team is led by Simon H.P. Morgan, partner, and Maxim Temchuk, associate, both located in Moscow office of Baker & McKenzie.

Ourprivate equity / venture capital team guides clients through the whole lifecycle of the fund:

(1) creation of the fund;

(2) fund's portfolio investments (e.g., venture capital, joint ventures, convertible loans, etc.);

(3) attracting additional financing for fund's investment operations (funds financing, acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, etc.);

(4) assistance with running of fund / portfolio companies (employees motivation schemes, tax advice, restructurings, etc.);

(5) exits (private or auction sales,IPOs).

Wehave vast experience in acting for all types of players on the private equity / venture capital market - funds, banks and corporates, high net-worth individuals.

Being global allows us to adopt innovative practices,predict the development of legal framework reacting on those in advance and, thus, provide seamless legal and tax advice to our clients.

Other services rendered by Baker & McKenzie:

 Antitrust and Competition
 Banking and Finance
 Bankruptcy/Financial Restructuring
 Capital Markets
 Compliance
 Corporate Law/Mergers and Acquisitions
 Dispute Resolution
 Energy, Chemicals, Mining and Infrastructure
 Employment and Migration
 Intellectual Property
 IT and Telecommunications
 Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
 Real Estate and Construction
 Tax and Customs

Management team

  • Morgan Simon
    +7 495 787 27 06/27 00
  • Temchuk Maxim
    + 7 495 787 27 00

Track record  view the entire list of records

Finstar Financial Group
Legal advisor
Advising Finstar on acquisition of a 51% stake in a leading FinTech company
Finstar Financial Group
Legal advisor
Advising Finstar on a number of venture capital transactions with FinTech companies
4finance Group
Legal advisor
Representing 4finance on acquisition of 80% of Friendly Finance
Legal advisor
Advising KasperskyLab in connection with the subscription for minority interest by GeneralAtlantic
Horizon Capital
USD 40 000 000
Legal advisor
Advising Horizon Capital on its USD 40 million investment in Tinkoff Credit System (TCS Bank)
EQT Partners
Legal advisor
Investment adviser for EQT Mid Market Fund on auction purchase of a 70% in Dataflow Verification
CIS Private Equity Fund
Legal advisor
Advising CIS private equity fund on potential participation as a LP in FinTech venture fund in USA
CapMan Group
Legal advisor
Representing CapMan Group as a sponsor in establishment of a private equity fund
Legal advisor
Establishment of a US$ 3 billion open-ended real estate focused fund