BIRCH LEGAL announces the appointment of three new partners
Moscow, August 8, 2022. As part of diversifying its services and strengthening its team, BIRCH LEGAL announces the appointment of Anton Bakov, Nikita Butenko and Andrey Grachev as partners.
Anton Bakov joined the team in 2008. Anton specializes primarily in M&A transactions as well as complex corporate issues and has extensive experience in a wide range of commercial and compliance matters. In addition, Anton leads the TMT sector group.
Nikita Butenko has been with the team for over 10 years. He started his career in the St Petersburg office and relocated to Moscow in 2014. Nikita advises clients on various corporate law matters, including joint ventures and M&A transactions, as well as financial and real estate projects.
Andrey Grachev along with his team joined the firm in 2018 to lead its tax practice. Over the past few years, BIRCH LEGAL's tax practice has undergone remarkable developments and gained increasing recognition from their clients. Andrey specializes in international tax and customs structuring, advising on complex tax issues, and dispute resolution.
Mikhail Timonov, Co-Managing Partner, CEO: “The legal market is undergoing active transformation right now, but in our case, it is a positive change. I am pleased to congratulate my colleagues on a new stage in their careers.”
Yury Pugach, Co-Managing Partner: “An important step in the development of any company is the merger of new partners, teams and practices, but it is just as important to develop our personnel. I am sure that BIRCH LEGAL will continue its sustainable development under the guidance of its new partners.”
BIRCH LEGAL provided full scale legal support to the Cherkizovo Group with the acquisition of the Healthy Farm agricultural holding company’s facilities.
BIRCH LEGAL provided full scale legal support to Avito Work with the acquisition of a controlling stake in HR Messenger, a recruitment and staff adaptation automation service.
BIRCH LEGAL provided full scale legal support for Medical On Group’s sale of their Russian business, a network of multifunctional clinics, to Medscan Holding.
Moscow, November 17, 2022. The BIRCH LEGAL team continues to develop its corporate and commercial law practice with the arrival of Timur Akhundov.
Moscow, May 19, 2022. Among the new colleagues are Anton Sitnikov, ex-Senior Partner and Head of Corporate / M&A, and Vera Gorbacheva, ex-Associate Director, Corporate / M&A at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.