Viacheslav Burlaka

Attorney at Law

Practice areas

Corporate law & Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust regulation

Professional experience

Viacheslav Burlaka has joined “Jus Aureum” as an associate in April 2013. Prior to joining Jus Aureum he worked in Corporate and M&A department of Astapov Lawyers International Law Group.

Viacheslav Burlaka has an extensive experience in advising clients on general corporate matters as well as on antitrust matters.

Highlights include:

  • Advising the leading Russian distributor of the tobacco products – Trade Company “MEGAPOLIS” on the matters related to preparation and implementation of the transaction on acquisition of control over 40% stake of the abovementioned company by the world’s two leading producers of tobacco products – Philipp Morris International and Japan Tobacco International and further corporate restructuring pursuant to the SHA made with Philipp Morris International and Japan Tobacco International, including:
    • planning and implementation of actions aimed at buyback of the shares by the company;
    • legal analysis of the transaction for identifying and analyzing antitrust risks and further obtainment of necessary approvals from Russian antitrust authority;
    • implementation of the measures aimed at optimization of the ownership structure of the company’s assets and optimization of the company’s expenditures, including the merger of subsidiaries with sole parent company and set up of the operating branch network.
  • Legal support of the procedure of issue of the shares of the leading Russian distributor of the tobacco products – Trade Company “MEGAPOLIS”;
  • Advising the client on the matters related to acquisition of the control over the group of Russian companies, specializing on the transport expediting services:
    • legal analysis of the transaction for identifying and analyzing antitrust risks and further obtainment of necessary approvals from Russian antitrust authority;
    • planning and implementation of the actions aimed at client’s acquisition of the participatory interests in the group of companies;
    • interaction with foreign consultants (Cyprus and B.V.I.).
  • Complex Due diligence of the group of companies specializing on the transport expediting services on organization of multimodal international transportations of large-sized, heavy and project cargoes mainly in oil-and-gas and energy spheres, trade companies and trade delegations.

Experience prior to joining Jus Aureum:

  • Advised one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets on the matter of possible options of funds raising by factoring its receivables under distribution contracts;
  • Complex legal due diligence of  EFKO group of companies -  the largest Russian vertically integrated company producing specialized fats used in confectionery, baking, and other sectors of food industry in the process of preparation to IPO;
  • Advised a leading Japanese chemical engineering firm Showa Denko K. K. in the special safeguard investigation concerning the increased import of the graphite electrodes to the countries of the Customs Union under the WTO rules;
  • Advised Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (Turkey) in the anti-dumping investigation concerning import of LCVs to the countries of the Customs Union under the WTO rules.

Professional Publications

Viacheslav Burlaka is a co-author of the article “Key aspects of the share pledge agreement. What contract provisions can prevent difficulties." // Arbitration practice №9, 2012; and a co-author of the article “The Suretyship agreement: old and new in interpretation of the Supreme Arbitration Court of Russia.” // Economica i Zhizn, 2012.

Education & Bar Admission

Viacheslav Burlaka graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2007.

He is an alumni of the George Washington University Law School (Washington D.C., USA) where he received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in 2010.

In 2014 Viacheslav Burlaka attended the qualification improvement program “Corporate law: vital questions of corporate legislation and law enforcement” in Lomonosov Moscow State University.

He became a member of the Moscow City Bar in June 2015.

Languages

Viacheslav Burlaka is fluent in English.