Natalia Mikheeva

Senior Associate

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Moscow

P: +7.495.660.4107
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Upstream and M&A

  • JSC "Novatek", Russia's largest independent natural gas producer - advice in connection with the sale of interests in the Arctic LNG 2 project, the first ever LNG liquefaction gravity-based LNG plant located in West Siberia, Russia, to Total (France), CNPCI (PRC), CNOOC (PRC) and a consortium of Mitsui and JOGMEC (Japan), for over US$ 10 billion in aggregate, including the sale and purchase agreements, the corporate agreement among the project partners and other project documentation
  • JSC "Novatek" - advice in relation to the structuring and development of the Arctic LNG 2 project, including joint venture, project development, FEED, construction and technology licensing matters
  • JSC "Novatek" - advice on various corporate and shareholder relationship matters within the framework of the US$ 20 billion Yamal LNG project located in West Siberia, Russia, including amendments to the existing shareholders agreement and other project documentation
  • JSC "Novatek" - advice in relation to the acquisition of a subsoil licence for geological study, exploration and production of oil from a field located in West Siberia, Russia, by Novatek's existing joint venture with Total, including amendments to the existing shareholders agreement and other project documentation
  • Rosneft Oil Company, one of the world's largest public oil & gas companies - advice in relation to the acquisition of a 30% interest in Zohr, a gigantic gas field offshore Egypt, and a 15% interest in the joint venture acting as the project operator, for in excess of US$ 1.5 billion, and in relation to the contractual relationship between the project partners
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the participation in a licensing bid round in East Africa, including the joint bid agreement, the concession agreement, the joint operating agreement and other project documentation
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the accommodation of crossflows of hydrocarbons between the licence areas of the client and the licence areas of a consortium of investors in Russian Far East
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice on various investors' relationship matters under the existing production sharing agreement and joint operating agreement within the framework of an oil & gas project with direct foreign investments in Russian Far East
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the handling of hydrocarbons produced under a separate licence regime at the common facilities owned by a consortium of investors within the framework of an oil & gas project with direct foreign investments in Russian Far East, including the production handling agreement
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the sale of a 50% interest in the joint venture with a foreign partner owning licenses for the development of five oil fields in Russia within the framework of an asset portfolio optimization scheme, including the sale and purchase agreement Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the development of a large-scale greenfield LNG facility in connection with a project with direct foreign investments in Russian Far East
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the proposed cooperation with one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers in relation to the use of its FLNG technology
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to an LNG marketing strategy and offtake arrangements
  • Oil & gas developer - advice in relation to the acquisition of two gas fields in the North of European Russia, one of which is  strategically significant in terms of Russian foreign investments control law, including the sale and purchase agreement and other project documentation
  • Oil & gas developer - advice in relation to the acquisition of several oil fields located in the North-East of European Russia and in West Siberia, including the sale and purchase agreement and other project documentation
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the bid to acquire upstream assets in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bangladesh, including legal due diligence of production sharing agreements
  • Major Russian financial institution - advice in relation to the  corporate agreement governed by Russian law in connection with a  portfolio investment in a private Russian water supply and water  sewage systems operator

Technology and Joint Ventures

  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the establishment of a joint venture with a multinational technology conglomerate for the purposes of multi-faceted strategic cooperation in the field of technologies for the energy and natural resources sector, including the amendments to the existing shareholders agreement
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the establishment of a joint venture with a multinational technology conglomerate for the purposes of development of a private cloud and other digital solutions for oil and gas industry, including the shareholders agreement and the technology licence agreements
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the establishment of a joint venture with a multi-business conglomerate for the purposes of prospective localization of advanced shipbuilding technology and development of design for mobile offshore drilling units in Russia, including the shareholders agreement and various technology transfer issues
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the establishment of a joint venture with a shipbuilding and engineering conglomerate for the purposes of prospective localization of shipbuilding experience in Russia, including the Russian law-governed corporate agreement and various technology transfer issues
  • Major public oil & gas company - advice in relation to the proposed establishment of a joint venture with an aircraft design and manufacturing company for the purposes of prospective localization of aircraft manufacturing in Russia, and in relation to the purchase of several aircrafts from the project partner

Regulatory and Counselling

  • McDermott International, Inc. - merger control filing in Russia in connection with the all-stock transaction with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) in excess of US$ 6 billion
  • One of the world's largest privately-owned language services provider - merger control filing in Russia in connection with the group restructuring
  • Major Russian financial institution - legal due diligence of core assets  of a private Russian utilities operator
  • International mining company - comprehensive legal due diligence  of several diversified metal mining fields in Russia 
  • Global manufacturer of finish materials - comprehensive legal due diligence of various regulatory matters (including subsoil use and HSE matters) for the purposes of a proposed €150 million - plus acquisition of a Russian finish materials producer from a prominent Russian investment group
  • Rosneft Oil Company, JSC "Novatek" - advice on various aspects of U.S. and EU sanctions programs, including on their implications for the key projects carried out by the clients in Russia and elsewhere in the world
  • Non-Russian clients - advice on various aspects of the counter-sanctions measures adopted by Russia in response to the U.S. and EU sanctions programs, including on the implications of the Russian counter-sanctions on the projects carried out by the clients in Russia and elsewhere in the world