Partners, counsel and associates

Maria Miroshnikova

Maria Miroshnikova
Maria has substantial experience in representing large Russian and foreign investors in investment projects, Russian and international M&A and capital markets transactions. Maria is an expert in corporate law and advised Russian and international corporations on establishing joint ventures and intra-group restructuring. She is the author of several scientific works. Maria taught civil law at the Law School of St. Petersburg State University. 

As the Head of the International M&A Group of the Russian national law firm, and as the senior lawyer of M&A Practice of Moscow office of the large Nordic law firm Maria assisted a number of clients to complete successfully acquisitions and sale of assets in Russia and abroad, also in the conditions of complex corporate conflicts, as well as to establish joint ventures with participation of Russian and foreign investors and to enhance corporate governance systems of large holdings. 

In particular, Maria advised the major shareholder of the largest aluminum producer in Russia in the merger deal, corporate restructuring, acquisition of a blocking stake in the largest Russian base metals producer, debt restructuring, IPO at HKSE, and also on complex corporate law matters. Maria assisted the large Russian investment holding to consolidate assets in mining and metals industry, infrastructure construction, automotive and insurance sectors. Maria advised large Nordic private equity funds and corporations on their acquisitions in Russia in IT, telecommunication, mass media and pharmaceutical sectors and on establishing joint ventures in shipbuilding and pulp and paper industries.

Work experience

2013 - present
Ivanyan & Partners law firm
Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A Practice

2010 – 2013
Hannes Snellman
Senior Associate of Corporate and M&A Practice

2004 – 2009
Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners Law Offices Moscow
Associate, Senior Associate, Head of International M&A Group

2005 – 2007
Law School of St. Petersburg State University, Law Faculty, Civil Law Department
Senior Teacher


2000 – 2003
St. Petersburg State University Law School
Ph.D. in Civil Law, Commercial law and International Private Law

1995 – 2000
St. Petersburg State University Law School
Diploma with honours

Professional membership

Since 2005 - Member of the Saint-Petersburg Bar Association- Attorney-at-law


Chambers Europe 2017: Practice head Maria Miroshnikova is described as an "effective and business-oriented transactional lawyer." One source describes her as "extremely hard-working, very responsive and client-oriented." 

Best Lawyers 2016: Leading expert in trade law in Russia

Chambers Europe 2016: Leading expert in Corporate / M&A Russia

Chambers Europe 2016: Maria Miroshnikova is a key hands-on corporate lawyer. "Other lawyers just tell you how complicated it is, but not Maria - if there's complexity she just deals with it," a client reports.

Chambers and Partners 2010: "Maria Miroshnikova receives consistent praise for her knowledge, hard work and dedication".

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