Inara Blagopoluchnaya

Inara Blagopoluchnaya

European Counsel, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions
Inara Blagopoluchnaya has represented clients from a number of jurisdictions on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and joint venture transactions covering various industries and sectors.


Ms. Blagopoluchnaya has advised on public and private corporate financings and related transactions in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. She has previously practiced in Skadden’s Moscow and New York offices.

Ms. Blagopoluchnaya’s experience includes representing:

  • a U.S.-headquartered global logistics company on the disposal of its 50% interest in a joint venture to a Russia-based food manufacturer
  • Kismet Acquisition One, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$1.9 billion initial merger with Nexters Global Limited. As a result of the merger, Nexters became a publicly traded company
  • Yandex N.V. in connection with the restructuring of several of its joint ventures in the e-commerce and fintech sectors
  • Endo International plc in connection with its US$8.1 billion acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., which included the related acquisition financing, including a US$2.3 billion offering of ordinary shares and a US$1.64 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield offering of 6% senior notes
  • Fortress Group in connection with a number of financings and investments
  • Tele2 Russia in its merger with a leading Russian telecom operator
  • the underwriters in the initial public offering of ordinary shares and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of Luxoft Holding, Inc., a provider of software development services and information technology solutions
  • Marazzi Group and Permira Funds in the US$1.5 billion sale of the Marazzi Group, a leading manufacturer and marketer of ceramic tile in the U.S., Russia, Italy, France and Spain, to Mohawk Industries, Inc.
  • VimpelCom Limited in its US$30 billion exchange offer for OJSC VimpelCom and its business combination with CJSC Kiyvstar G.S.M., a Ukrainian telecommunications company



  • Law Degree, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2005


  • Russian Federation



Inara Blagopoluchnaya

European Counsel, Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions