Natalia Lezhennikova

Natalia Lezhennikova is a Head of Practice at FBK Legal.

She performs management function in due diligence and M&A projects, has extensive experience in corporate law, investment projects and settlement of legal issues arising in advisory engagements related to civil, currency and customs law.

She specializes in legal consulting in real estate, construction, real estate development projects and ongoing consulting projects.

She participates in legislative activities, including the preparation of proposals for improving normative legal regulation related to the establishment, change and termination of the existence of zones with special conditions for the use of territories in relation to pipelines; drafting a concept for improving legislation containing rules for the gas pipeline reconstruction at the initiative of third parties. 

On the working group, Natalia participated in a round table held by the State Duma Committee on Energy on the topic "Current issues of legal regulation of protective zones and zones of minimum distances to main or industrial pipelines (zones with special conditions for the territory use)".


  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 — PPP and infrastructure projects
  • Best Lawyers 2022 — Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • «Право.ru-300» 2021 — «Корпоративное право/слияния и поглощения» (high market)


Industry specialization
Construction / Real estate / Development
Pharmaceuticals, healthcare
Food industry

Practice areas
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Due diligence and transaction support
  • Real estate transactions
  • Customs law


Omsk State University, Degree in Law

Major projects:

  • participating in over 100 legal due diligence projects for companies from different sectors, including:
    • completion of over 40 due diligence projects for two largest banks in the Russian Federation,
    • participating in a large-scale legal due diligence for one of the world’s biggest and Russia’s largest coal deposits containing above 2.2 billion tonnes of reserves,
    • due diligence of companies from different sectors, including a research centre, a machine-building plant, a metallurgical plant, trading companies, real estate owners, a real estate development company, a fish-breeding company, for a large bank to restructure their debt owed to the bank),
    • due diligence of a group of pharmaceutical companies, 
    • due diligence of a group of companies engaged in manufacturing and selling of deicing agents, 
    • due diligence of a group of companies that lease and process textile goods; 
    • legal due diligence of a company performing construction of underground facilities in the Moscow Metro;
    • legal due diligence of group companies – online schools for learning English.
  • legal due diligence of real estate objects for the purpose of acquiring them as part of closed-end mutual fund; 

  • legal support of 7 bn rubles plant acquisition deal; 

  • due diligence and legal support 1 bn transaction for the acquisition of group companies – an operator of congress and exhibition events for military purposes;

  • due diligence and legal support 1 bn transaction for the acquisition of a non-state pension fund; 

  • pre-investment study of a banking group: two banks and an insurance company (net assets of the parent credit institution are more than 0.5 tn rubles); 

  • legal support for the project implementation to provide employees of an energy holding company with living quarters in Vyborg;

  • legal support in a transaction for the acquisition of legal entities of group companies owning rolling stock and operating in the field of railway transport; 

  • structuring and legal support of a transaction for the acquisition of a regional developer of control systems for railway transport; 

  • legal support of a transaction for the acquisition of a CHPP property complex; 

  • structuring a group of companies engaged in the production and sale of anti-icing agents; 

  • legal support of the Customer's activities within the framework of the Customer's strategic partnership with third parties (investors); 

  • structuring a group of companies – a large seed oil producer; 

  • legal support for the transfer and rearrangement of  gas transmission facilities on behalf of third parties;

  • analysing contractual arrangements with the owner of a land plot to construct buildings of new shops on this land plot;

  • comprehensive support of a client to acquire buildings and land plots for offices from their bankrupt owner;

  • legal support for the construction of a business centre, a trade centre, hotel facilities and residential facilities with a parking lot (investments total over EUR 70 million);

  • representing a client in a judicial dispute over challenging a decision of the tax authorities to adjust customs value.


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