Counsel, Head of Practice Venture Capital and M&A Sergey Lapin joined Lurye, Chumakov & Partners

Sergey Lapin, who has more than 12 years of experience in Corporate Law and M&A, VC-transactions and capital markets, joined the team of Lurye, Chumakov & Partners as Counsel and Head Practice of Venture Capital and M&A.

Sergey’s expertise includes advising leading Russian, foreign and international firms on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and corporate restructuring, capital markets and venture transaction.

Prior to joining Lurye, Chumakov & Partners, Sergey worked in boutique law firms (Nadmitov, Ivanov & Partners), leading international law firms (Baker McKenzie and Cleary Gottlieb) and international investment banks (Renaissance Capital).

Sergey joined the team of Lurye, Chumakov & Partners to strengthen rapidly developing Corporate practice and to advise on investment transactions under Russian and English Law, as well as laws of other jurisdictions.

Briefly about the Sergey Lapin’s experience

Experience in M&A and joint ventures:

o Several dozens of M&A transactions and establishment of joint ventures under English, Cyprus and Russian law

o Total transaction volume – more than USD 10 billion

Experience in corporate and financial restructuring:

o Several transactions related to corporate and financial restructuring various businesses, including participation in the restructuring of debts of a large metallurgical company from Russia (back then it was the largest restructuring in the market by volume)

o Total transaction volume – more than USD 15 billion

Experience in the area of capital markets:

o Support for the placement of financial credit instruments (shares, debentures) of various issuers from Russia and the CIS states on exchanges in the USA (NYSE), Great Britain (LSE), Ireland (ISE), Sweden (Stockholm Stock Exchange), Germany (Frankfurt Stock Exchange), Poland (Warsaw Stock Exchange)

o Total volume of planned and completed transactions is more than USD 5 billion

Experience in VC-transactions:

o Representation of several entrepreneurs in raising funds from well-known Russian and international venture funds

o Advising on several cryptocurrency regulatory projects

Sergey has a degree of Master of Laws (M. Juris) from the University of Oxford (Great Britain), a degree of Master of Laws from Duke University (USA), and a Diploma in law from the Nizhny Novgorod State University (Lobachevsky University, UNN).

Fluent in: Russian, English, French



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