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Anna KOTOVA-SMOLENSKAYA


  •  Marked with international Best Lawyers among the best Russian specialists in the direction of «Mergers and acquisitions» and “Employment Law”.
  •  Personally recommended by the international rankings Chambers Europe and IFLR 1000 among the leaders of the Russian market in the direction of "Corporate and M&A ". 
  • The Legal 500 and "Kommersant» ratings recommend Anna among the leading lawyers in practice “Public Private Partnership ".
  • Has considerable experience of legal support of investment projects and carrying out of complex legal examination (legal due diligence) of objects of investments in oil and gas industry, telecommunications, energy, real estate, construction, retail, agro-industrial assets, intellectual property, banking, financial and other activities.
  •  Represents clients ' interests in realization of projects in the sphere of public-private partnership (PPP-projects) at the federal and regional levels.
  • As an expert participated in the preparation of the draft amendments of the Russian Civil Code, as well as in the development of sectoral laws, the introduction of which is associated with large-scale reforms, infrastructural changes in the territories, etc.
  • Provide advice to organizations/holdings on corporate law issues, including issues related to the creation and organization of corporate and internal structure, acquisition and disposal of assets, reorganization/ restructuring of business and assets, execution of mergers and acquisitions ( M&A deals), conducting employment audit.
  •  Has extensive experience in the development and successful implementation of corporate protection measures of large organizations and enterprises.
  • Successfully represents clients ' interests in complex litigations concerning the application of civil, corporate, antimonopoly, banking, land, budget and administrative legislation.
  •  Member of the expert Council NP «Center of development of state-private partnership» (at the Russian Chamber of Commerce).
  •  Member of the Commission on sports law of the Russian Association of lawyers.
  •  Author of the monograph on the regulation of labour relations, as well as dozens of articles on corporate and labor law, intellectual property, public-private partnership in Russian and foreign editions.

1999 Graduate of the Moscow state law Academy.

2003 Ph.D. in Law.

2004 Lawyer of the law firm YUST.

2005 Given the status of a advocate.

2008 Associate partner of the law firm YUST.

2013 Partner of the law firm YUST.