Kseniya Lopatkina works in the firm’s the energy transactions practice and media and information industry group. Her focus is on energy matters, especially large-scale oil and gas and mining development projects and on diverse media and information representations. Kseniya’s energy experience includes acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. Her media and information work includes representing clients in transactions and advising on regulatory and licensing, and general corporate matters. She is a native Russian speaker and fluent in English.
Oil and Gas/Energy Transactions
Assisting a leading multinational energy company on a proposed large-scale oil, gas, and condensate exploration and production development project with Rosneft covering two fields in Russia’s far north.
Currently assisting OMV of Austria on its proposed large new joint venture with Gazprom and Wintershall to develop deep Achimov horizons of the large Urengoi field in the Yamal-Nenets region of Russia’s far north.
Currently assisting an Asian state-owned energy company on the proposed acquisition of a strategic minority stake in a northern Russia oil field.
Assisting the leading Swiss oil company in all aspects of their pending venture with Russian national oil company to develop the block in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea, including drafting and negotiating a Russian law participants agreement, seller’s warranties and indemnities, and sales and purchase agreement.
Assisting an independent Russian gas company in all aspects of the sale of its 49% stake in a joint venture company for $3 billion to Russian national oil company.
Assisting Norway’s state oil company on a new large-scale exploration and production venture with Russian national oil company involving offshore blocks in the Barents and Okhotsk Seas.
Assisting a Russian oil company in a new offshore fields project with a European major.
Assisting a Russian oil company on a joint venture with an Asian energy company partner, including preparing a participants agreement and foundation documents under Russian law.
Assisting two Ukrainian state-affiliated companies on a proposed large-scale exploration and production venture with European and US majors to develop Ukrainian untapped shale gas resources (including assisting on several aspects of a 50-year production sharing agreement).
Assisting a consortium of investors, including Russian and European equity funds, on acquiring a stake in one of the major Russian energy companies, including obtaining required preliminary antimonopoly approvals.
Media and Information
Assisting an industry-leading movie production and distribution studio on the distribution of the Russian highest grossing box office film in 2013.
Assisting in due diligence of a Russian major media holding, with an emphasis on the regulative and licensing parts.
Assisting industry-leading content providers on distributing and delivering programming in Russia, including advising on the relevant licensing requirements.
Advising on legal requirements of distributing information in Russia, including processing and distributing personal data.
Recent publications and other activities
“JOAs in Russia” chapter in Joint Operating Agreements: Challenges and Concerns from Civil Law Jurisdictions book (Walters Kluwer, 2015)
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Law Faculty , 2012, Specialist, With Honors
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)