Elena Kazak

Elena Kazak

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Elena Kazak has vast experience in obtaining clearances from competition authorities with regard to complicated international merger deals. She advises both Russian and international clients on competition law compliance issues, competition aspects of joint ventures as well as on strategic investments and foreign investments law matters. She also represents the clients before competition authorities. Her recent work highlights include:

  • Foreign investments filing of a first deal considered by the Governmental Commission under the new rules of the Foreign Investment Law as well as merger control filing for acquisition by a global private investment firm Rhône Capital of Maxam.
  • Legal adviser in Russia to PPG Industries in connection with PPG ‘s tender offer for the shares of Tikkurila.
  • Representing Procter&Gamble before the Russian regulators in clearing the $12.5 billion transaction with CotyInc.
  • USD 35.1 bn merger of two global advertising sector giants, both with valuable assets in Russia.
  • Obtaining antimonopoly approval for the USD 2,9 cross-border acquisition in international transportation and logistics sector.
  • Merger control clearance for acquisition of an international company focused on automotive electronics by a prominent global electronics company.

Elena graduated with honors from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law.

She has a PhD in Law and had secondments at Universität Regensburg, Germany, and Universität Salzburg, Austria.

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