LUKE CONNER

Luke Conner is an English law qualified solicitor with over 13 years of experience in the Russian legal market. Luke specialises in corporate finance, M&A and banking transactions in the Russian market and internationally. Luke also has significant experience of litigation, real estate and private client matters. Luke founded Conner & Co in the autumn of 2015, with the vision of creating a different law firm for the Russian market, mixing international and local expertise, with flexible working practices and a more modern and friendly client face. Luke also is the President of the British Business Club in Russia, a member of CiArb and an appointed arbitrator for the Arbitration Center in Moscow.

LOCATION: Moscow, Russia

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: England and Wales and Russia

CURRENT FIRM: Conner & Company, LLC

PRIOR FIRM(S): Chadbourne & Parke  |  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher  |  Linklaters

LAW SCHOOL: Nottingham Law School

ADVANCED DEGREES: LLB (Bachelor of Laws), LPC (Legal Practice Course)

HONORS AND AWARDS: RG Lawson Prize for Sale and Supply of Goods Law, Manchester University, 2002; current President of the British Business Club in Moscow; visiting lecture at Moscow State University.

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Corporate and Securities

(Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Governance, Cross-Border Transactions, Debt Finance, Derivatives and Asset Securitization, M&A, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Securities Offerings)

Startups and Venture Capital

(Angel and Seed Financings, Choice of Entity and Formation, M&A, Outside General Counsel, Reorganizations and Recapitalizations, Venture Capital Financings)

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Arbitration and Mediation | Commercial/Contract Disputes | Employment)

INDUSTRY: Also experienced in a wide-range of private client work, including family and divorce-related matters, and Russian law inheritance and estate planning.


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