• Kinross Gold Corporation on its recently announced plans to acquire Chulbatkan, a high-quality, heap leach development project in Russia, from N-Mining Limited for a total fixed consideration of US$283 million. The deal, which required extensive due diligence of the subsoil license holding company, includes approximately US$113 million in cash and US$170 million in Kinross stock, plus 1.5% contingency payments. The acquisition is a strategic addition to Kinross’s existing mining operations, as it is expected to be a high yield, yet low-cost operation. 
    • A Cyprus investment company in ICAC proceedings in which it sought to have the purchase of a major energy company in Hungary recognized as void.
    • A leading Turkish construction company in injunction proceedings before Russian arbitrazh courts resulting from a dispute over the performance of fit-out works in a business center for a U.S. consumer goods manufacturer; and in multimillion dollar ICC disputes regarding construction and fit-out works in a business center in Moscow.
    • Two major Russian businessmen and their companies in a dispute over their investment in a project to rebuild a luxury hotel in Moscow, which involved LCIA arbitration proceedings.
    • A major foreign transportation company in litigation before Russian arbitrazh courts concerning the purchase of an aircraft.
    • A foreign client in separate bankruptcy proceedings against two major Russian banks.
    • A leading natural resources group in an internal investigation.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.