Sale of the share in group to a strategic investor

KIAP represented Philipp Ilyin-Adaev, founder of – the largest information and analytical financial web-resource and financial supermarket on the Russian segment of the Internet. The scope of KIAP’s work included:

  • cooperation with the buyer’s lawyers on structuring the transaction;
  • working on the transaction documents to ensure that the most favorable terms for the share sale were developed and implemented, including terms related to liability, provisional measures, representations and warranties, disclosures, payment clauses, non-competition clauses, etc.;
  • support of the implementation of closing and post-transaction conditions.

A potential corporate conflict with a financial investor, which was one of the triggers for the transaction, led to difficult and numerous rounds of international negotiations, which were successful for the client.

The media coverage of this conflict attracted a great deal of attention to the transaction. As a result, the business community became aware of the importance of a balanced approach to the legal means of foreign investors' entry into the business, and the possibility of reaching mutually beneficial agreements even in the face of corporate conflict.


Anton Samokhvalov, Roman Suslov, Ekaterina Spakhova