Specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), direct financing, corporate structuring of corporations and foundations, joint ventures, international tax planning.
In recent years, he has represented the interests of large businesses and investors in hundreds of transactions, accompanied projects with a total value of more than $ 10 billion.
He advised international companies on corporate structuring and M&A, helped entrepreneurs enter the international market. Prior to working in consulting, he worked in the head offices of the largest telecom and media companies (MegaFon, Rambler &Ko), foundations and family offices.
He is a legal expert at the Competence Center for the Regulatory Regulation of the Digital Economy Skolkovo, actively participated in lawmaking. He was a member of the commission on the regulation of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies of the Moscow City Duma of the Commission on Culture and Mass Communications. He launched several free educational courses for domestic technology companies, for example, Startup Legal Marathon, which gathered more than 200 participants-entrepreneurs. He is a mentor and lecturer at the Skolkovo Startup School, Sk Growth, Innopolis University programs, and a guest lecturer at Kutafin University on digital economy issues.
Rustam was recognized as the best lawyer in Russia for projects in the field of digital economy, marked by international and Russian ratings of Best Lawyers, Pravo300, business magazine "Kommersant" as the best lawyer in a particular field..
Rustam received an LL.M (Master of Law) degree from Manchester University, studied at The University of Texas, and also has an MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree in digital economics from Maastricht University (ex Maastricht School of Management). Rustam speaks, reads and writes fluently in Russian, English and represents clients all over the world.
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