Presentation by Arman Berdalin at the IV IBA Conference “Mergers and Acquisitions in Russia and CIS”

The Conference was organized by the Corporate Law and M&A Transactions Committee of the International Bar Association and the European Regional Forum of the International Bar Association together with the Mergers and Acquisitions magazine. The event was also supported by the Russian Federal Chamber of Lawyers.

Arman Berdalin, Partner of Sayat Zholshy & Partners and leader of its M&A team, traditionally took part in the Conference where, on the first day, he made a presentation regarding the regulation of cross-border transactions under the Kazakhstan anti-trust law.

On the second day, Arman also made a speech during a session devoted to mergers and acquisitions in the Russian and CIS telecommunications sector where participants could discuss the latest M&A trends in the telecommunications market and share their structuring experience. The discussions also touched upon such vital issues as assets identification and possession, legal aspects of M&A transactions in the telecommunications sector, venture capital financing in this area, etc.

The Conference was attended by a number of executives of leading law firms and major CIS and foreign corporations who made presentations on M&A issues, including Vassiliy Rudomino, Senior Partners of ALRUD Law Firm, Vladislav Koloskov, Deputy Director of the Legal Department of Sberbank of Russia OJSC, Oleg Luzanov, Partner of Hengeler Mueller, Arkadiy Krasnikhin, Partner of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Vladislav Zabrodin, Managing Partner of Capital Legal Services, L.L.C., Sergey Pepeliaev, Managing Partner (LL.M.) of Pepeliaev Group, et al. The participants discussed a great deal of M&A issues in Russia and other CIS countries.