Olga Sirodoeva

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Olga gets deals done. She uses her unique negotiation and organizational skills to achieve results.  Olga especially excels at challenging, high-stake international deals.

Over her over 20-year career, Olga has closed hundreds of M&A projects in a variety of areas. She specializes in high-end tech, logistics, transportation and real estate projects. Many of her transactions are in private equity.

Qualified to practice New York, English and Russian law, she is uniquely positioned to work on international transactions. In addition, she has worked from three continents – the United States (New York and Washington, D.C.), Moscow and Tokyo.

Prior to joining the firm in 2005 as a partner, Olga was a partner at Coudert Brothers LLP.

Olga is listed in Chambers, in Band 2 for Corporate/M&A experts abroad. One of the recent Chambers Global stated: "Clients praise her efficiency and enthusiasm, claiming that she 'really understands business logic and allows us to progress quickly"; and Chambers Europe stated: "Much of the firm's positive feedback is directed towards Olga Sirodoeva, who is applauded for her 'amazing style and knowledge.' ... Her approach to negotiations is particularly valuable, report clients."

  • Olga's representative transactions include:

    • Representation of Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in the first ever sale of new generation aircraft, Sukhoi Superjets, to Western Europe: the sale and lease of a fleet of over 30 aircraft to CityJet, an Irish airline. The deal value was more than $1 billion.
    • Representation of Industrial Investors Group in a complex sale of FESCO (The Far-Eastern Shipping Company), a Russian publicly-traded company, and its 180 subsidiaries in a variety of countries across the globe, for an undisclosed price of over $1 billion.
    • Representation of Hines, the largest U.S. office developer and manager of appr. $20 billion in assets worldwide, in the sale of the Ducat III office complex (one of the most prestigious office complexes in Russia) to O1 Group for $370 million. The deal was announced as the No. 1 real estate deal in Russia for the first half of 2012.
    • Representation of a “fund of funds” in the investment, financing and acquisition of a Luxembourg private equity fund and a chain of 9 large luxury hotels (total 3,500 rooms) on the Bulgarian Black Sea.
    • Representation of Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, in the acquisition of an electronic data exchange company in Russia and Finland, with the goal of establishing Sberbank’s electronic payment system throughout Russia (E-invoicing project). Representation of Sberbank Capital in the acquisition of a controlling stake in a major metallurgical plant.
    • Transactions involving almost all ports in Russia and a port in Ukraine. Representation of FESCO in the acquisition of a 50% stake in the National Container Company for $370 million and the subsequent sale of the same stake for $900 million. Representation of FESCO in the acquisition of a controlling stake in the Vladivostok Sea Port.
    • Many high profile real estate transactions in Russia, for billions of dollars. Representation of London & Regional Properties, a UK private equity fund, in its famously well-timed sale of its main properties in Russia for approximately $500 million just before a financial crisis. Representation of Belaya Dacha in the Lakeside project for the creation of a joint venture with Hines for the construction of a multi-functional complex with a total area of 120 ha. Involvement in the sale of Pokrovsky Hills, a property of 207 cottages, famous for its Anglo-American School and for being partially rented by the US Embassy for its diplomats.
    • Representation of a European client in an acquisition of a portfolio of three US shopping malls in a "deed in lieu" transaction.
    • Representation of FESCO in its investments in the United States, including the acquisition of an aircraft manufacturing plant out of bankruptcy proceedings, which involved obtaining US State Department (CIFIUS) approval.

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