Irina Shestakova

Irina A. Shestakova

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Irina Shestakova is a transactional partner in Baker McKenzie's San Francisco office. Ms. Shestakova’s practice is focused on complex, multijurisdictional corporate reorganization projects, including divestitures and spin-offs, post -acquisition integrations, holding company and supply chain restructurings, global expansions and entity rationalizations.

Ms. Shestakova serves on the Firm's North America Cross Border Transactions & Integration Steering Committee and is the member of the Firm's Corporate Reorganization practice.

Practice Focus

Ms. Shestakova focuses primarily on global corporate restructuring projects, including post-acquisition integration and spin-off transactions, tax-planning restructurings and structuring international operations. Ms. Shestakova assists multinational companies with combining their international operations post-acquisition. Ms. Shestakova also assists clients with division of their business operations as part of spin-off transactions. Ms. Shestakova advises clients going global on choices of entities available overseas.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised the world's largest medical technology company on post-acquisition integration of its business operations in over 70 countries.
  • Advised the medical device company in connection with a global spin-off in over 90 countries.
  • Implemented a branch conversion restructuring for the major semiconductor designer and manufacturer in EMEA and the People’s Republic of China.
  • Assisted the designer and manufacturer of semiconductor processing equipment to implement post-acquisition integration in over 60 countries following the acquisition of a public company.
  • Assisted the medical device company with the post acquisition integration in over 50 jurisdictions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kazakhstan Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Computer Law Association
  • State Bar of California


  • California~United States (2001)
  • New York~United States (1998)


  • Fordham University (LL.M.) (1997)
  • Kazakh State University (J.D., Honors) (1994)


  • English
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • Almaty