Pavel Dunaev


Pavel Dunaev


Moscow | Dechert Russia LLC, ul. Gasheka 7 str. 1, Moscow, Россия 123056
+7 499 922 11 62 | +7 499 922 11 11


Pavel Dunaev is a corporate and securities associate who advises clients on corporate transactions, including M&A and antimonopoly issues, as well as on commercial matters related to business operations in Russia. 

  • MGIMO University, Master of Law, 2012
  • University of Aberdeen, LL.M., 2011
  • MGIMO University, Bachelor of Law, 2010
  • Russian Federation
  • Ashmore Group and Spinnaker Capital in connection with the sale of certain Russian real estate assets to the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
  • 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.
  • An ad hoc noteholder committee on the restructuring of the US$875 million eurobonds of FESCO plc, a Russian transportation and logistics conglomerate, implementing the eventual deal using a scheme of arrangement.
  • Alfa-Bank on a number of matters, including (i) a debt to equity swap transaction (including a put option agreement) with one of the largest independent power producers in Russia; and (ii) the acquisition of shares (including a put and call option agreement) in a Cyprus company holding agricultural assets in Russia.
  • Dufry on its US$1.73 billion acquisition of 100% of the Nuance Group, involving extensive due diligence and advice on Russian and English law shareholders’ agreements, guarantees, and lease/concession agreements.
  • Mechel, via its wholly owned subsidiary Oriel Resources, on its US$425 million disposal of the Voskhod Mining Plant (in Khromtau, Kazakhstan) and Tikhvin Ferroalloy Plant (in Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia) to Turkey’s Yildirim Group.
  • VimpelCom on numerous matters, including (i) the staged acquisition of a distribution network and associated pre-closing restructuring, which involved a share purchase agreement and a shareholders’ agreement; (ii) extensive legal due diligence of an offshore entity holding shares in three mobile network operators in Russia in connection with its potential acquisition by VimpelCom; and (iii) data privacy issues in connection with the cross-border transfer of employees’ data.
  • A Russian operator of food electronic cards on the issuance of shares in its Cyprus company to employees through a stock option program and a debt to equity transaction.
  • A global investment bank in relation to the restructuring of a Russian and Ukrainian agricultural business.
  • Russian
  • English
  • German