Team

Roman Margulis, Partner, General Director

 

Roman has more than 10 years of legal experience, specialization: taxes, investment transactions, intellectual property.

 

Volume of tax disputes won—1.4 billion rubles;

Won tax proceedings in three instances against the Federal Tax Service of Russia in favour of Lukoil (300 million rubles);

Won a tax case in the Supreme Arbitration Court against the Federal Tax Service of Russia in favour of the largest Russian television company;

Structured 200+ venture capital transactions involving more than 20 funds and angel investors ($0.1–10M);

Structured the acquisition of a construction plant ($40M);  

Provided support for the structuring of venture capital funds and production holdings;

Supported the establishment of an international holding company (chemical industry, turnover of $200M+);  

Developed a model package of business partnership documents for the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

 

In 2007, Roman graduated from the All-Russian State Tax Academy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation with a degree in taxes and taxation.

 

In 2008, Roman graduated from the State University of Management with a degree in law.

 

Candidate of Economic Sciences.

 

Contact information:

+7 (495) 114 54 24  

rmargulis@asbconsulting.ru


Ekaterina Zaharova, Partner, Head of Venture Capital Practice

 

Ekaterina has more than 10 years of legal experience, specialization: corporate governance, structuring of transactions.

 

Headed the legal division of a large diversified holding with a large number of business units in Russia;

Provided support for the establishment of a Cayman venture fund with offices in Russia, the USA, Great Britain, the UAE and Israel;

Structured 10+ venture capital transactions ($0.1–10M);

Structured the largest energy holding in Russia using bankruptcy procedures.

 

In 2008, Ekaterina graduated from the All-Russian State Tax Academy of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation with a degree in law.

 

Ekaterina speaks Russian and English.

 

Contact information:

+7 (495) 114 54 24
e.zaharova@asbconsulting.ru


Tatiana Lukyanova, Partner

 

Tatiana has over 10 years of legal experience, specializing in investment transactions, international tax optimization and crisis management.

 

Structured 70+ venture capital transactions;

Has managed the structuring of venture capital funds in the Cayman Islands, the USA and the Russian Federation in the range of $10 to $80M;

Has advised on transactions to attract mainly foreign investors to funds and companies in Russia and abroad;

Author of the Legal Section of the Ready for Equity course of the National Association of Business Angels;

Managed the tax optimization of a company with a turnover of over $1.7B.

 

In 2009, Tatiana graduated with honours from the Voronezh State Agricultural University named after Emperor Peter the Great with a degree in law.

 

In 2008, Tatiana graduated with honours from the Voronezh State Agricultural University named after Emperor Peter the Great, with a degree in accounting, analysis and audit.

 

Tatiana speaks Russian and English.

 

Contact information:

+7 (495) 114 54 24 

tatiana.v.lukyanova@gmail.cоm 


Elena Kurchuk, Of Counsel, Head of Antitrust Practice

 

Elena has over 20 years of experience in advising on international transactions and projects, including on foreign investment in Russian companies and assets.

 

For more than 15 years, she has been specializing in advising on antitrust legislation, including analysis of economic concentrations, distribution agreements, joint marketing agreements and other commercial agreements, as well as issues of abuse of dominant position and unfair competition, government and municipal procurement, and represents clients before Russian antitrust authorities.  Earlier Elena headed the Russian antitrust practices of international law firms DLA Piper and Salans.

 

Elena is a member of the Association of Antimonopoly Experts and the International Bar Association.

 

In 1995, Elena graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University as a translator-consultant.

 

In 1998, Elena received a degree in international law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.

 

In 2009, she attended the course “Economics for Competition Law” at King's College London.

 

Elena speaks Russian, English, French and German.

 

Contact information:

+7 (495) 114 54 24

e.kurchuk@asbconsulting.ru


Artemiy Starodubcev, Junior Partner

 

Artemiy has over 5 years of experience in advising on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and business restructuring.

 

Advised on the development of corporate structures, shareholders' agreements, agreements for the sale of stock (shares), corporate documents of legal entities, as well as the implementation of the reorganisation of legal entities;

Advised financial investors of one of the leading Russian suppliers of software in the oil and gas sector on Russian law issues in terms of attracting investments from a strategic investor and developing tools for their subsequent exit from the project;

Advised a large Russian bank on setting up a joint venture in the field of HoReCa, business restructuring and implementation of an optional top management incentive program in a joint venture.

 

In 2015, Artemiy graduated from the Kutafin Moscow State Law University with a degree in law.

 

Artemiy speaks Russian and English.

 

Contact information:

+7 (495) 114 54 24

a.starodubcev@asbconsulting.ru