Nato Tskhakaya

Nato Tskhakaya is a Partner at Danilov & Partners and the head of the firm’s antimonopoly practice. Before joining Danilov & Partners she worked in the Moscow office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.

Nato has significant experience advising on corporate and antimonopoly issues and representing clients in M&A transactions. She has represented Russian and international oil and gas companies, diversified holdings, and private equity funds.

Nato graduated from the law school of the Moscow State University in 2007 and received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Duke University School of Law in 2010.

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Nato’s recent expertise includes the following:

  • advising one of the world’s largest oilfield services companies in connection with obtaining approval of the Russian Government Commission on Foreign Investment for a merger with a global competitor;
  • advising a major Russian independent oil company on the US$60 million acquisition of oil and gas assets from a private equity fund;
  • advising a major Russian independent oil company on an EPSS (design, manufacturing, equipment supply and site services) agreement with a hi-end producer of helium equipment for the construction of a liquefied helium production facility;
  • obtaining FAS approval for Caterpillar for its US$7.6 billion acquisition of Bucyrus, creating mining equipment group;
  • advising one of the largest international oil and gas service companies on the US$100 million sale of its operational assets to a Russian state-owned energy company;
  • advising a large Russian private oil company on a US$2.3 billion gas project at Yaraktinskoe oil and gas condensate field, including its cooperation with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Japan) on the construction of an ethylene plant;
  • advising a Moscow-based private equity fund that manages more than US$1 billion on the establishment of a joint venture to build and manage a 20 million ton marine coal terminal in the Russian Far East; and
  • advising a large Russian private oil company in amending and restating the agreements with a top international investment bank.