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Stanislav Danilov

Advocate. Partner. Head of the Corporate Law and M&A Practice and the Dispute Resolution Practice (St. Petersburg)  |  vCard

Stanislav joined Pen & Paper in 2006 and deals with consultancy on corporate law and corporate structuring.

Stanislav has established a structure for a number of companies to meet the special requirements of shareholders and a programme for the legal optimisation of their activities. He devotes a large part of his time to court proceedings. In particular, he has successfully defended the interests of the majority of shareholders in the Lenta hypermarket chain during court proceedings relating to a corporate dispute with other shareholders in the company, including the investment fund TPG Capital and the bank VTB.

Stanislav has unique experience in supporting M&A deals in non-standard situations, including those associated with company insolvencies. In particular, he has worked on the acquisition of the distressed Dikaya Orkhideya Group (Wild Orchid) business.

Stanislav Danilov


Law Faculty of St. Petersburg University (State Law Department)

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Lawyers


  • Successful defence of our client’s interests in a corporate dispute involving VTB and TPG Capital.
  • Support for a complexly structured deal on the acquisition of Dikaya Orkhideya (a chain of retail stores selling luxury women’s underwear in Russia and Ukraine).
  • Creating the constituent element of the online retailer’s corporate structure.
  • Successful protection of a foreign company’s interests in a dispute concerning the recovery of USD 146 million.
  • Representing a client in a dispute with a structural unit of the Russian Ministry of Health.

Specialist areas

Corporate Law and M&A:

  • building corporate structures and corporate management models;
  • drawing up shareholder agreements and internal corporate documentation;
  • assisting with reorganisation and liquidation;
  • providing support for M&A deals;
  • participating in the resolution of corporate disputes.

Dispute Resolution:

  • conducting pre-trial assessments of dispute prospects;
  • establishing court strategies and tactics;
  • participating in court proceedings;
  • executing judgments;
  • leading insolvency proceedings.