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Roman N. Butenko

Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited


Roman Butenko is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Moscow office.

Practice Focus

Roman focuses on compliance and dispute resolution matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Conducted an anti-corruption investigation of a CIS subsidiary of an international pharma company into its illegal interaction with healthcare professionals.
  • Conducted interviews, and managed and supervised the investigation in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Advised and assisted major Russian telecommunications company on its audit of compliance risks arising from operations of its Russian and CIS subsidiaries; coordinated with members of the team located in CIS offices, conducted interviews, and prepared detailed risk analysis report.
  • Advised and assisted a US industrial equipment manufacturer on internal review of its Russian resellers.
  • Advised and assisted a world-leading producer of the medical equipment on the internal investigation into potential antitrust and anticorruption violations due to its cooperation with an exclusive Russian distributor.
  • Advised and assisted a pharmaceutical company on its compliance audit of M&A target.
  • Conducted an anti-corruption investigation of international producer of food products into potential anticorruption violations after acquisition of production facilities in Russia.
  • Conducted an anti-corruption investigation of an international agricultural company into its interaction with government officials.
  • Conducted a number of other anti-corruption investigations of major international clients (including a leading software developer, a major international industrial equipment producer and others) into their interactions with Russian government officials; participated in the interviews and document review procedures.
  • Advised various international clients on the compliance-related issues dealing with privacy and data protection, anti-corruption enforcement, etc.; prepared memoranda with advice on the relevant issue, participate in client meetings and events.


  • Russia (2012)


  • All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade (Law Degree) (2012)


  • English
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • Almaty

Co-author, “Class action in a civil procedure. Has the time come?” Corporate Lawyer, 2013

Author, “Adjudication procedures and enforcement of adjudication decisions,” Economy and Law, 2017

Author, “Perspectives of contractual adjudication in Russia,” The Arbitration Court, 2017

Author, “Concept of adjudication as an ADR method,” The Law, 2016

Co-author, “Class action in a civil procedure. Has the time come?” Corporate Lawyer, 2013