Evgeny Yuriev is a partner with Herbert Smith Freehills in Moscow. Evgeny advises both international and domestic clients on all aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, and joint ventures. His experience includes advising in connection with major investments to Russia, creating and restructuring JVs between Russian companies and their international business partners both in Russia and abroad. He has particular expertise in the energy sector as well as other areas including automotive, TMT and pharma. Aside from his corporate/M&A experience, Evgeny also leads the completion and regulatory offering in our Moscow office. His regulatory expertise includes advising major international investors and Russian companies on foreign direct investments, antitrust and merger control, industry-specific regulation, data protection and many other areas. Evgeny holds a Master of Laws degree (cum laude) from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) and a Candidate of Sciences degree (PhD equivalent) from the same university. He also studied English contract law at the London Metropolitan University and EU law at the College of Europe. Before joining HSF in 2008 he worked a number of years at another international law firm. Evgeny is also a member of the Antitrust Experts Association, a leading Russian hub of competition lawyers. Evgeny speaks Russian (native), English (fluent), and French (fluent).