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Vladimir Zakharov Appointed as Partner at Ilyashev & Partners

News date: 26 March 2019

Vladimir Zakharov , the Head of Moscow Office of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, appointed as Partner at Ilyashev & Partners.

Vladimir has been heading the Moscow Office of Ilyashev & Partners since its establishment in 2015. His management contributed to the successful development of the firm’s office in Moscow and recognition of a number of the law firm’s practices in Russia by the national and international legal ratings.

“Together with our clients we recognize Vladimir’s high professionalism, his leadership skills and knowledge of Russian legal realities. His appointment as a Partner is a logical reflection of the steady dynamics of our firm’s growth in the Russian market”, – said Mikhail Ilyashev, the Managing Partner of Ilyashev & Partners.

“I am grateful to my colleagues for the confidence placed in me. Since the establishment of Moscow Office we have been deliberately setting the bar high and striving to consistently achieve it. As a Partner, I will continue expanding the practices and strengthening the firm’s position in the Russian legal market, offering our clients the invention of non-standard and integrated solutions, which has always been a distinctive feature of Ilyashev & Partners”, – commented Vladimir Zakharov on his appointment.

Vladimir has more than 20 years of experience in jurisprudence and management, is an expert in the field of compliance, restructuring and M&A, provides legal support and counseling in trade and financial transactions with the participation of European countries, the Asia-Pacific region and the USA, represents the clients’ interests in Russian courts and before public authorities.

Before joining Ilyashev & Partners Vladimir was holding position of a General Counsel for Eastern Europe for 10 years and was a member of the Managing Board at AGC Glass Europe (Japanese transnational group, the worldwide leader in the manufacture of architectural and automotive glass). Before that he was heading the Legal Department for Russia and the CIS at BIC GROUP Russia (French international company, the worldwide leader in the production of stationery, disposable lighters and razors).

At Ilyashev & Partners Vladimir Zakharov supervised a number of resonant international and national legal projects, in particular, ensured legal support and counseling during return of assets of OJSC BTA Bank (one of the largest Kazakh banks), representation of interests of the State Enterprise Antonov (leading Ukrainian developer and manufacturer of aircraft equipment), the Russian division of Johnson & Johnson (the largest manufacturer of medical equipment and medicinal products), the Russian branch of the foods giant The Kraft Heinz Company and other clients.

Vladimir graduated from the Faculty of Law of the State University of Kemerovo, served internship at Houston Office of Gardere Wynne Sewell & Riggs (USA), and also studied business administration at Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium) and IMD Management School (Switzerland).