Natalia Schuster, Associate, Corporate
I am an associate in the corporate team and I focus on corporate and commercial transactions. I regularly advise clients on mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border deals, as well as joint ventures, particularly in the natural resources, media and IP sectors.
I am also part of the firm’s CIS group and have extensive experience advising clients in relation to cross-border projects involving Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
My recent projects include advising a multi-national conglomerate in relation to the restructuring of its European operations, which also involved setting up a UK-registered European Company (SE). I also assisted on the acquisition of an oil business in Russia by a foreign government-owned corporation and advised a UK fashion brand on a joint venture with an international strategic investor.
I have dispute resolution experience, having assisted a major Ukrainian business group with LCIA arbitration and litigation.
I hold law degrees from the Moscow State University and from the London School of Economics. Before joining the firm, I practiced law in the Moscow and London offices of an international law firm. I am fluent in English and Russian.
In my spare time I enjoy the vibrant theatre scene London is famous for, as well as trying to improve my, as yet, basic German.