Scott Senecal has headed the Moscow office of the firm since 1996. Mr Senecal’s practice focuses on financial and corporate law. Mr Senecal is consistently cited as one of the leading lawyers in Russia by publications such as Chambers Global and The European Legal 500. Mr Senecal regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions transactions and joint ventures, representing foreign investors (both private equity and corporate) and Russian entities, such as TPG (including its investments in Lenta, the largest PE investment made into Russia to date), the Qatar Investment Authority (including the €10.2 billion purchase from Rosneftegaz of a 19.5 per cent stake in Rosneft, the largest privatisation sale in the history of the Russian Federation), SIBUR (including in the sale of a 10 per cent shareholding in SIBUR to the Silk Road Fund, part of the Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Initiative, and the preceding 10 per cent purchase by SINOPEC, two of the largest Chinese investments into Russia to date), and UTH Russia (including its acquisition of the CTC television network group). Mr Senecal has advised on many significant Russian securities offerings by Russian corporates and banks, such as the 2014 initial public offering of Lenta, and various equity and debt offerings over the past 15 years by Gazprom, Gazprom neft, Sberbank and VTB. In addition, he advises on syndicated loans and pre-export financings. Mr Senecal joined the firm in 1989, became counsel in 1999 and was elected partner in 2005. Mr Senecal received a JD degree, cum laude, from New