Ilya Lifshits

Senior Partner, Attorney at Law


Practice area: Mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, international taxation

Languages: Russian, English, Italian

participates in legal transactions on acquisition and sale of businesses and assets, in projects for organization of the corporate structure of holding companies.

Since 2022 Ilya Lifshits has been developing Bureau’s practice in Bologna, Italy.

In accordance with EU legal acts and Italian legislation, Ilya provides advisory legal assistance to companies and individuals of various jurisdictions, as well as to Russian individuals.

Additional Information

  • Education: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, graduated in 1994
  • Certified auditor since 1995
  • Certified specialist in the financial market since 2013 (organized trading and clearing activities)
  • PhD in Law since 2011; Subject of the thesis: Legal Regulation of Securities Market in EU
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  • Advanced Doctor of Legal Sciences since 2020
  • Associate Professor of the Department of International Law of the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia
  • Member of the Expert Council of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in the field of financial services
  • Member of the European Society of International Law
  • Included in the List of Recommended Lawyers in Russia by the Best Lawyers Ranking majoring in the corporate law

Relevant (significant) experience

  • Legal support for a number of projects for the sale of coal mining enterprises in the Kemerovo Region (the volume of the transactions is more than $ 1 billion)
  • Legal support of projects for the acquisition of more than 10 cement plants (the volume of transactions is more than $ 1 billion)
  • Project management for the initial public offering of shares of the Russian mining company (attracted funds were over $ 300 million)
  • Legal support of the projects for issue of Eurobonds (CLN) of the Russian company listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE)
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  • Advising the leading international banks on placement of the Russian company shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HSE)
  • Legal support of projects for structuring the port holding company in several tax jurisdictions
  • Representing the client in the case on challenging the decision of the FAS of Russia Order to prosecute for abuse of the dominant position
  • Consulting in preparation of the complaint to the Constitutional Court on recognition of certain provisions of Art. 217 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on violation of safety rules at explosive objects as unconstitutional
  • Advising on preparation of the application to the Eurasian Economic Commission on introduction of anti-dumping duties on the products made by the Chinese manufacturer
  • Legal support for the crypto currency mining project