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King & Spalding

July 11, 2011 10:05 ET

King & Spalding Strengthens Moscow Office With Addition of Transactional Lawyer Alexander Kudelin

MOSCOW--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - Alexander Kudelin, a transactional lawyer with experience across a range of business sectors, has joined King & Spalding's Moscow office as counsel. His arrival comes just three weeks after King & Spalding expanded its newly opened Moscow office with the addition of eight associates. The Moscow office was opened in May 2011 and works closely with the King & Spalding's practices in Europe.

Kudelin, dual-qualified as a lawyer in Russia and New York, focuses on mergers and acquisitions, finance and general transactional matters, advising clients in industries including oil and gas, metals and mining, automotive, telecommunications, food and banking. He earned law and Ph.D. degrees from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations and received LL.M. degrees from The University of Chicago Law School and the Boston University School of Law. Kudelin previously served as counsel at Hogan Lovells.

Kudelin's addition brings the total number of lawyers to 14 in the Moscow office. As previously announced, the new office is managed by partner Sergey Komolov, the former deputy managing partner and co-head of the corporate practice of Hogan Lovells in Moscow. Also with King & Spalding in Moscow are transactions partners Olga Kozyr and Alla Naglis and transactions counsel Iliya Zotkin, all of whom joined from Komolov's former firm, and partner Jennifer Josefson, who headed the CEE/CIS oil and gas practice at White & Case.

In addition, King & Spalding London co-managing partner Garry Pegg and Mark E. Thompson, a London-based M&A and private equity partner who oversaw King & Spalding's plans for the Moscow office, together are leading the London-based portion of the Russia practice and continue to be significantly involved in the development of the practice in Moscow.

The eight associates who joined the Moscow office last month are Ivan Davydov, Kristina Kondruseva, Xenia Melkova, Alexey Shmelev, Valeria Subocheva and Ekaterina Zamoshkina, from Hogan Lovells; and Peter Kotelevtsev and Alexandra Kotlyachkova, from White & Case.

The new King & Spalding office is located at 10 Vozdvizhenka Street in Moscow's central district near the Kremlin.

King & Spalding has a long history of representing clients across the Commonwealth of Independent States. Its work with major energy companies in the CIS spans oil and gas exploration, development, production and transportation activities, as well as acquisition financing and the negotiation of joint venture, intergovernmental and host country agreements. In the natural resources arena, King & Spalding has represented investors in the acquisition and disposition of mining interests and other natural resources across the CIS. The firm for many years has also advised clients across an array of industries on financial services, construction, trade, intellectual property and real estate matters in the CIS.

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