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Irina Orlova

Irina Orlova

Partner | Attorney

Areas of practice:

Corporate Law /M&A
Construction & Real Estate
Capital Markets

Irina has been specializing in corporate and competition law for more than 20 years. Within her area of practice, Irina advises Russian and foreign medium-size and large business companies in various sectors, such as telecommunications, retail, iron and steel industry, textiles, advertising and other sectors.

Acting alone or as member of a team of other AGP experts, Irina arranges and supports formation of subsidiaries and joint ventures of foreign companies in Russia. She also represents clients in negotiations and initial interactions, conducts due diligence checks of industrial, manufacturing and holding companies from various sectors and their assets, renders legal services for newly incorporated companies at the start-up stage, including corporate governance matters, and provides legal support for their sales and acquisitions.

Irina is known as an expert in real estate transactions. She advises on issues in dispute and manages real property purchase/sale/lease contracts.

Irina’s expertise includes drafting and review of memoranda, legal opinions, charters and deeds of incorporation, i.a. those involving foreign investment, and other contracts related to various fields of law as well as client representation in connection with enforcement of court judgements.

Irina is a member of the Moscow Bar Association.

Practice of law:

  • Andrey Gorodissky & Partners (since 1993)


  • New State University, Degree in legal studies (1999)


  • Moscow Bar Association (since 2002)


  • The Best Lawyers

Language skills:

  • English


Provided transaction support and legal due diligence on Russian assets (13 companies) of a major aluminium group, United Company RUSAL, in the context of equity offerings and depositary receipts. The stock issued was worth over USD2.2bln.

Represented OAO RUSNANO before the FAS [Federal Anti-monopoly Service] of Russia in market concentration matters: drafted petitions and obtained consent to acquisitions of equity in Russian businesses.

Advised and represented on a retainer major foreign companies investing in the Russian market: American Councils, American Express, IBM, Microsoft, and provided legal services to their Russian arms.

Represented a major European food manufacturer in restructuring its interests in Russia.

Represented a foreign investor in a timber mill acquisition.



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