Better Chance announces first year results and strategic developments

Summarising, we can confidently say that we have achieved all our objectives

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Better Chance opens office

Well-established team of lawyers from Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Squire Patton Boggs united under the new brand name Better Chance

A team with leading positions and exceptional expertise

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Better Chance and W&H Law Firm entered into a comprehensive strategic cooperation

Our cooperation with one of the largest law firms in mainland China creates new opportunities in the rapidly growing market of cross-border investment projects

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Key areas and industries

Banking and Finance
Corporate, M&A
Infrastructure and PPP
Dispute Resolution
Energy and Natural Resources
FinTech and Blockchain
Lifesciences and Healthcare
Real Estate and Construction
Transportation sector and private assets
Projects and clients

The most significant deals involving our team, including prior to joining Better Chance

S7 Airlines

Advising on the settlement with a group of foreign lessors, including AerCap Ireland Limited, SMBC Aviation Capital Limited and Air Lease Corporation, on 45 medium-haul aircraft and 4 aircraft engines

VTB Group

Advising on its investment in the shipbuilding business of Sitronics Group and on the acquisition of a 28% equity interest in the subsidiary Emperium, a manufacturer of electric vessels


Advising on the acquisition of NefteTransService, the owner of one of the largest railcar fleets in Russia


Advising on the sale of 100% shares in NJSC «First client bureau», a leader of collection services market in Russia

Industrial Metallurgical Holding

Advising on the acquisition of assets of NLMK Group’s long products division, including plants in the Urals and Kaluga region

Industrial Metallurgical Holding

Advising on the sale of 100% stake in the share capital of the mine by the name of S.D. Tichov to Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works


Advising on acquisition of a share in Medium Quality Production, one of the leaders in digital video content production in the CIS


Advising on a series of transactions, which resulted in VK becoming the owner of the Dzen and Novosti

X5 Group

Advising on the acquisition of Victoria Baltia LLC which operates grocery stores under brands such as «Victoria», «Deshevo» and «CASH»

Arcelik A.Ş.

Advising on acquisition of 100% equity capital of Indesit International and Whirlpool RUS from Whirlpool EMEA S.p.A.


Partners and counsel

Victoria Bortkevicha
Global managing partner
Vadim Turtsev
Partner, Advocate
Ella Omelchenko
Partner, Advocate
Vladimir Barbolin
Alexander Anichkin
Managing partner
Alexander Dolgov
Konstantin Makarevich
Bulat Zhambalnimbuev
Partner, Advocate
Ivan Fryshkin
Artem Tamaev
Partner, Advocate
Jan Galin
Vadim Panin
Kirill Miller
Partner, Chairman of the Board, Advocate
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