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Over the past twenty years, Jiří has consistently provided expert guidance to clients in the complex realm of M&A transactions, including cross-border acquisitions, formation and dissolution of joint ventures and private equity investments. His specialized focus has been on projects within the Russian and other CIS markets, where he has accumulated an in‑depth understanding of the unique dynamics and intricacies of conducting business. Jiří also played a pivotal role in negotiating a substantial volume of syndicated and bilateral loan facilities, acquisition finance documents, and mezzanine loans. Furthermore, Jiří's has actively participated in numerous significant development projects across the office, logistics, and retail property markets, not only within his home country of the Czech Republic but also in the Russian and other CIS markets.


Some of the projects Jiří has been involved in include:

  • advising PPF Group in the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in the Eldorado Group, one of the Russia's largest consumer electronics retailers, including the subsequent restructuring of the Eldorado group, with a total value over USD 500 million
  • advising Škoda Transportation in the establishment and dissolution of a joint venture with Sinara Transport Machines to produce trams, trolleybuses, and metro cars in St. Petersburg, Russia 
  • advising Eastfield Group of Slovakia in the restructuring and sale of the Raevskoe winery in the Black Sea coast region to KZP Group, a Krasnodar agricultural group
  • advising New Star Asset Management and Belgravia Asset Management, the UK investment funds, in the acquisition of the manufacturing plants in the Czech Republic, including bank financing of the acquisition, with a total value exceeding CZK 1 billion
  • advising PPF Group in connection with the Comcity development project, unique complex of the office buildings located in the so called “New Moscow” with a total rentable area of 400,000 square meters, with a total value over EUR 1 billion
  • advising PPF Group in connection with the acquisition of PPF Gate, the state‑of‑the‑art administrative building and PPF’s headquarters in Prague, including bank financing of the acquisition, with a total value over CZK 1.5 billion


Jiří graduated from Law Faculty of the Charles University in 2003. He joined BBH Prague in 2002 and in 2010 he became partner of the firm and managing partner of the firm’s Moscow office. He was repeatedly recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe directories as a leading Czech expert on Russia. In 2017 he founded, together with Anastasia Tomashevskaya, the law firm STETOM.





Anastasia possesses more than 15-year experience and extensive professional knowledge in M&A, corporate law, banking and finance, as well as insolvency and restructuring. Her expertise extends to guiding clients through the acquisition and sales of the companies and structuring business operations within the Russian market. The clients acclaim her comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape and regulations governing business transactions in Russian and other CIS jurisdictions. Furthermore, Anastasia advised numerous foreign companies and banks, particularly in the complex restructuring projects. Her expertise has been instrumental in navigating the complexities of joint venture dissolutions and insolvency proceedings. Additionally, Anastasia has profound expertise in the negotiation of substantial volumes of loan documentation, with a notable focus on syndicated financing.


Some of the projects Anastasia has been involved in include:

  • advising PPF Group in the divestment of RAV‑Agro, the notable agricultural group based in Voronezh, Russia, to a Russian private investor
  • advising Czech Export Bank in relation to the several bankruptcy proceedings of its debtors and collateral providers active in the glass production areas in Russia
  • advising Kovosvit MAS in connection with the joint venture with MTE Group established for the production of the heavy machinery in Azov, Russia, including the long‑term protection of the interests KOVOSVIT MAS as the shareholder
  • advising Generali PPF in connection with the sale of the Russian non-state pension fund Generali PPF to Investment Group Russian Funds, оnе of the largest national provider of brokerage, asset management, investment-banking, pension fund and insurance services
  • advising Wood & Company, one of the leading Czech investment companies focused on European emerging markets, on the spin‑off of its subsidiary, a Russian professional stockbroker company
  • advising Home Credit International in connection with the sale a 100% stake in PPF Insurance, a company offering a broad range of insurance services, to NPF Blagosostoyanie Group


Anastasia graduated from International Independent University for Political and Ecological Sciences in 2005. She joined BBH Moscow in 2008 and in 2013 she became partner of the firm. In 2017 she founded, together with Jiří Štěrba, the law firm STETOM.

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Nikita’s professional expertise includes Corporate and contract law, M&A transactions, establishment and restructuring of joint ventures and day-to-day legal advice on business operations. He also advises clients on various issues of governmental regulation of business activities. Nikita has participated in projects related to the sale of a large agricultural businesses structure, establishment of a joint venture for public transport or a concession agreement for construction and operation of transportation system.



Jana’s professional expertise includes Real Estate and Corporate. For almost 10 years Jana has been advising on complex real estate transactions. She has participated in numerous projects related to the construction, acquisition, letting and further management of a wide range of commercial facilities. Jana has further supported multiple joint ventures in relation to corporate structure, management and corporate governance.


Of counsel

Ilya is attorney at law specialising in Litigation and Arbitration. For more than 25 years Ilya has represented various clients, including high-net-worth individuals and large international corporations at courts of all instances, including the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, as well as the Moscow Commercial Arbitration Court (MKAS).


Of counsel

Irina is attorney at law specialising in Litigation, Arbitration, Insolvency and Commercial Law. For almost 15 years Irina has represented Russian and foreign clients in court and arbitration proceedings arising out of various commercial and corporate disputes, as well as in the multiple complex insolvency proceedings. She has also participated in negotiations and out of court settlements relating to construction, lease and employment contracts.


Of Counsel

Yuri is attorney at law specialising in Litigation. During a career spanning more than 30 years, Yuri has represented both domestic and foreign clients in complex litigations at courts of all instances, including the Higher Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation and the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. He has particular experience in tax disputes and disputes involving leasing contracts.


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