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Sergei Voitishkin

Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited


Sergei Voitishkin is the managing partner of the Firm’s CIS offices and head of the CIS Corporate & M&A Practice Group. Recommended by Chambers, Legal 500 and PLC Which lawyer?, he is experienced in corporate and commercial law matters. In recent years, he has served as lead lawyer on a number of high-profile mergers and acquisitions in Russia.

Practice Focus

Mr. Voitishkin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate law matters. He has advised major multinational and Russian clients on structuring acquisitions and corporate reorganizations in various industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, the chemical and metals industries, FMCG and the banking sector.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Alliance Oil Company on the establishment of a joint venture with Repsol Exploración for exploration and production in Russia, with a total asset base of approximately USD840 million, with Alliance and Repsol holding a 51 percent and a 49 percent stake, respectively.
  • Advised Rusnano in connection with several investment projects in the nanotechnologies industry, including a USD760 million investment agreement with Domain Associates, a US venture capital firm specializing in leading-edge life sciences technologies.
  • Advised Siemens in connection with a EUR2 billion contract for the delivery of Desiro RUS type regional trains to Russian Railways.
  • Advised the shareholders of Novatek, Russia’s largest independent gas producer, on the sale of a 12 percent stake to Total as part of a strategic partnership.
  • Advised Dalkia International in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with Quadra (formerly Territorial Generating Company No. 4) to manage and operate district heating facilities in Russia.
  • Advised EDF on the potential acquisition of shares in OGK-1 and Inter RAO.


  • Russia (1998)


  • Moscow State University (Law Degree) (1997)
  • Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages (1988)


  • English
  • Russian
  • Swedish
Co-author, "Corporate Rules Eased During Coronavirus Crisis," Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, April 2020