Alexey Ahkuba joins BGP Litigation as Managing Partner, firm launches M&A practice

BGP Litigation is pleased to announce that Alexey Akhuba has joined the firm as Managing Partner. Mr. Akhuba will be responsible for the M&A practice and will also lead real estate and development projects. A team of lawyers and investment directors with a long track record of M&A and real estate work will also be joining BGP Litigation together with Alexey.  

Mr. Akhuba has 25 years' experience on the investment and legal services markets. He joins BGP Litigation from the Platforma Group, where he was a Partner, co-founder and Managing Director. Previously he was a Vice President at such major companies as PSN Group and Ost West Group.  

Mr. Akhuba has worked as project leader or co-project leader on around 100 investment deals (including cross-border transactions) with a total value of more than USD 2 billion, and in dozens of successful court cases and numerous high-profile corporate disputes. He is best known for his work on the real estate market, having led projects involving the acquisition of properties with a total area of approximately 1 million square meters.  

"I'm very impressed with the BGP Litigation team, which today I believe is one of the most dynamic and one of the strongest players in the sphere of dispute resolution. The firm has chosen a sound development strategy. Practice groups are being enlarged in a very precise manner, based on real client demand and only in reliance on proven, highly qualified personnel. BGP Litigation is highly interesting for my core clients, because now they expect a more comprehensive, wide-ranging intellectual product", said Alexey Akhuba. 

"Alexey's and his team's joining BGP Litigation is another step in implementing our strategy of creating the number one firm in the sphere of dispute resolution and advice on complex corporate situations. Alexey's vast experience in M&A structuring and corporate dispute resolution and his level of understanding of the real estate market will allow us to significantly expand the range of services we offer our clients. Not only do Alexey's professional and industry expertise complement BGP Litigation's current competences, we have very similar team values and business approaches", said BGP Litigation Managing Partner Timur Unarokov.  

BGP Litigation is a leading firm specializing in dispute resolution and business restructuring. Founded in 2006, the firm combines legal and investment expertise. It specializes in complex Russian and cross-border disputes, corporate restructuring, tax advice and white collar criminal defense. The firm comprises 70 employees, including 7 partners, many of whom are ranked by leading global and Russian rankings such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 etc. The size of the firm means it can successfully handle matters involving numerous parallel proceedings at various levels and in various jurisdictions.