Ilya Bulgakov

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Ilya Bulgakov
Senior Associate
Ilya Bulgakov focuses on Russian corporate, commercial and antitrust legislation. He has considerable experience in acquisitions and venture capital deals. Ilya has participated in various M&A deals in different sectors, including technology, food and beverages, life sciences, media and telecommunications, transport and logistics, and retail.

Ilya also possesses sound experience in advising clients on Russian competition clearance matters, including obtaining antitrust clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia.
St Petersburg University, Master of Law, 2009

University of Cambridge, English Legal Methods course, 2008

St Petersburg University, Bachelor of Law, 2007



  • Advising a venture capital fund on USD5-8 million investments in technology companies in the utilities sector
  • Advising a Russian technology company on raising a USD25 million investment from a global venture capital fund
  • Advising a food delivery company on raising USD4 million financing from an international venture capital fund
  • Advising a US capital venture fund on USD8 million investments in a Russian technology company operating in the information security sector
  • Advising a Russian technology company on the acquisition of an internet project in the sphere of internet recruiting
  • Advising a foreign capital venture fund on the potential acquisition of an online and offline betting business
  • Advising an international telecommunication company on a series of USD15-70 million acquisitions of Russian media agencies in the digital communications sphere in Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Advising a Fortune 500 company on the acquisition of a Russian transport and logistics operator in Russia
  • Advising a US life sciences company on the acquisition of a Russian pharmaceutical factory in the Leningrad Region
  • Advising a shipping company on the sale of a freight forwarder operating on the railway services’ market of Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states


  • 2022-present

    Senior Associate, Denuo
  • 2007-22

    Associate, Senior Associate, DLA Piper (St Petersburg)
  • 2005-07

    Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners (St Petersburg)