Vladimir Lechtman has 35 years of transactional experience with particular focus on cross-border M&A. He has advised public and private companies on numerous acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and reorganizations. His experience spans many industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, telecommunications, media, aerospace, financial services, retail, metals, and mining.
Vladimir has acted as lead counsel in some of the most significant transactions related to Russia. Representative transactions include advising: AAR on the formation of TNK-BP, its $18 billion joint venture with BP; AAR on the $1.3 billion sale of its Slavneft stake to TNK-BP; Alfa Group in AAR's $3.7 billion monetization of rights to future delivery of BP ordinary shares; Rosneft on its $3.5 billion joint venture with Sinopec; Alfa Group on its $3.3 billion Turkcell joint venture with Cukorova; Sukhoi on its aviation joint venture with Alenia; Altimo on the formation of VimpelCom, Ltd. by merger of Altimo's and Telenor's respective holdings in VimpleComp and Kyivstar valued at $24 billion; Alfa Group on the $1.1 billion sale of its stake in CTC Media; and Alfa Group on the formation of Letterone, a $30 billion investment structure for holding technology, oil and gas, and other assets.
Companies Vladimir has represented in substantial matters in the region include Alfa-Bank, Alfa-Finance, Altimo, Basic Element, Eldorado, ENRC, Letterone, Lukoil, OMK, Rosneft, Roust Corporation, Sukhoi, and TNK-BP. He is active in pro bono representations with a focus on immigration and asylum.
Vladimir began his legal career at Jones Day in 1987 upon graduation from law school.
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- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. 1987); University of St. Petersburg (Diploma 1979)
- Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, and New York
- English, Russian