ALUMNI Partners Announces Key Promotions

In an effort to strengthen its market position, ALUMNI Partners appoints Artemiy Bondarev, Vladislav Safonov and Mikhail Filatov as Counsel.

Artemiy Bondarev has been promoted to Banking & Finance Counsel. For more than seven years, he has been advising Russian and international companies on finance raising, debt restructuring and refinancing, asset acquisition funding, including real estate. He is also active in project finance and sanctions consulting. Artemiy has been named a Rising Star in banking and finance law by The Legal 500 2021.

Vladislav Safonov has been appointed Counsel with the International Trade, Forex & Customs team. He has a 16-year track record of advising clients on customs matters, foreign exchange regulations and WTO law. Vladislav also assists clients in contesting the actions and decisions of customs and other government authorities. His special focus is on anti-dumping investigations. Vladislav is included among Russia’s best dispute resolution professionals by Best Lawyers in Russia 2022 Edition.

Mikhail Filatov is now Corporate / M&A Counsel. For more than ten years, he has been practising corporate law with a focus on M&A and Private Equity transactions, joint ventures, fin-tech projects and general corporate law matters. Mikhail is recommended for corporate work by Best Lawyers in Russia 2022.

In addition to counsel appointments, 15 lawyers have been promoted, with effect from 1 January 2023, within the Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, International Trade, Forex & Customs, Banking & Finance, Corporate / M&A, and Antitrust & Competition practices.