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Practice Focus

Roman Ishmukhametov focuses his practice on M&A transactions, joint ventures and regulatory filings in connection to such transactions. He also advises on corporate and commercial law, as well as on regulatory frameworks and incentives for investment projects.

Roman is a driving force of Melling, Voitishkin & Partners’ sustainability and ESG practice. He advises major multinational and Russian companies on climate and environmental laws, regulatory and transactional matters of renewables and certificates of origin of energy, hydrogen, waste, CCS/CCU and electric vehicles.

Representative Legal Matters
M&A, Joint Ventures and General Corporate
  • Advised the Russian and global Ford team on a wide range of transactional and regulatory issues, including corporate, environmental and customs law, real estate and intellectual property.
  • Advised Electrolux on a series of matters concerning management buy-out in respect of its Russian subsidiary. In particular, our lawyers assisted Electrolux’s Swedish and Russian teams with the transaction structuring, drafting an extensive set of transaction documents, obtaining consent of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, transaction financing matters, as well as advising on corporate, tax, intellectual property, currency control, Russian restrictive measures and multiple other regulatory matters.
  • Advised Kelly Services on the sale of its Russian business to Ventra LLC, a leading business process outsourcer at the Russian market. The project activities included transaction structuring, drafting transaction documents under the Russian, English, Swiss and Delaware law, support for the opening and release of a letter of credit, payment of purchase price adjustments, negotiations, general arrangement of the transaction and numerous practical issues.
  • Advised Jotun A/S, the Norwegian company, on the sale of its Russian business to "Atomstroykompleks-industry" LLC. The project included drafting transaction documents, negotiating, assisting in obtaining FAS approval, opening and release of a letter of credit, and resolving numerous ongoing issues related to the transaction.
  • Advised SVEZA, one of the world leaders in the natural birch plywood market, in connection with the acquisition of Tyumen Plywood Plant and two of its satellite companies in Tyumen (Russia). The legal work included advising SVEZA on various aspects of structuring the transaction, assisted with obtaining the antimonopoly consent, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, as well as provided general day-to-day support to SVEZA during all stages of the transaction.
Sustainability & ESG
  • Advised Acron, a major manufacturer of fertilizers, on carbon regulations, climate projects essentials and renewable energy certification schemes in multiple jurisdictions in Russia, EU, US and Canada.
  • Advised Severstal on particulars of the EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) and the EU sustainable finance regulations, as well as on essentials of renewable energy certification schemes — such as those under I-REC standard.
  • Advised Fortescue Future Industries, an innovative arm of Fortescue Metals Group responsible for hydrogen, on various Russian law matters applicable to green hydrogen projects.
  • Advised "Goal Number Seven", the Association of Energy Markets Participants on a pro bono basis on various matters arising in the course of launching the system. In particular: (i) advised on adapting the I-RECs global template registration and issuance agreement in line with Russian law; (ii) advised in discussions with power producers on numerous legal and tax issues of the I-RECs, mindful of the voluntary nature of this tool and the lack of directly applicable national regulation; (iii) advised on a request to the state authorities for clarifications regarding the possible tax treatment of I-RECs; (iv) provided miscellaneous legal and practical guidance in the course of the project.
  • Advised a major Russian power producer on (i) issuing international renewable certificates (I-RECs) and voluntary carbon offsets in Russia and (ii) implementing a corporate power purchase agreement and related matters under the laws of South Africa.
Professional membership
  • member of the ICC Russia Commission on the Economics of Climate Change and Sustainable Development
  • chairman of the AEB Green Initiative Carbon Management Workstream
  • co-chair of the Industrial Committee of St. Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA)
  • member of the Working Group on Carbon Regulation and Carbon Trading with the Central Bank of Russia
  • member of the Energy Committee of German-Russian Foreign Chamber of Commerce
  • member of the INFRAGREEN Independent Expert Council on ESG and Green Finance
  • University College London, Master of Laws, 2013
  • Perm State University, Bachelor of Laws, 2012
  • City Business School (Accounting and Finance Training)