Anna Kotova-Smolenskaya is an associate partner and corporate practice coordinator of the law firm “YUST”. She graduated from Moscow State Academy of Law and received her academic degree of Candidate of Legal Studies (PhD degree in Law). Anna`s areas of experience include consulting companies on corporate and employment law, corporate structuring and corporate protection, reorganization and restructuring of businesses and corporate assets, M&A transactions.
Anna has considerable experience in providing legal support to investment projects and in the legal due diligence of investments in oil and gas industries, telecommunications, power generating industry, real estate, construction, retail chains, agriculture, intellectual property, banking and finance etc.
Also Anna has extensive experience in consulting clients on issues involving inheritance and family law, marriage contracts and the separation of property, including cases that involve foreign nationals.
She successfully represents clients in complex cases concerning the application of civil, land and employment law.
For two years Anna has been giving lectures on employment law at the university. She is a member of the Russian Association of Employment Law and of the Sports Law Commission of the Russian Association of Lawyers. Anna is an author of a monograph on the regulation of employment relations and also of a number of articles on corporate, employment and family law.