Marat Altynbaev

Back to People
Marat Altynbaev
Legal Director
Marat Altynbaev provides a wide range of legal support to large international and local companies, focusing on corporate and commercial law.

Marat has gained significant experience in areas such as corporate law, project finance, intellectual property protection, investment planning, labour and employment law, contractual law, the establishment and restructuring of companies, antitrust regulation.

Marat is recommended in the area of project finance, banking and finance by Best Lawyers.
Cleveland State University, LLM, 2001

Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, Law Degree, 2000



  • Pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, international structuring – rendering ongoing legal support to a Russian biotechnology and pharmaceuticals group, including complex regulatory and corporate legal guidance in matters under Russian law, as well as structuring of the group’s international operations involving legal support of the group’s companies in Brazil, China, the CIS, the EU, Hong Kong, India, the UAE, the US and Vietnam
  • Retail, M&A – full-scope legal support of a US global apparel and footwear company in the acquisition of the chain of the Russian retail business (15 monobrand retail stores), including structuring negotiation and completion of series of transactions involving business, real estate, transfer of employees and assets
  • Banking finance – multimillion refinancing of several logistics complexes for a UK real estate developer and operator, acting for an Austrian bank in the financing of hotel construction, real estate finance for various clients (based in Russia, Turkey and the UK), including syndicated financing. Developing and perfecting the security package in each case
  • Project finance, PPP – leading a team of lawyers acting as a legal counsel for the Government of the City of St Petersburg on structuring and implementing PPP projects in the fields of waste management and medicine
  • Special economic zones – legal assistance in establishment of production subsidiaries of a global pharmaceutical company and automobile components manufacturer in special economic zones in St Petersburg and Tatarstan, including negotiations with authorities and structuring the relevant agreements
  • Greenfield, investment projects – full-scope legal assistance in an investment project of a global automotive manufacturer in St Petersburg, including all relevant issues (negotiations with the Government of St Petersburg, investment agreement, utilities connection, etc)
  • Commercial contracts – structuring and negotiating complex contracts on the supply and acquisition of various equipment, goods, businesses, etc, including for example full-scope legal assistance in the acquisition of a dredging vessel at an auction in the Netherlands for a Russian port operator
  • JV structuring – full-scope legal assistance to a US construction materials manufacturer in establishing a joint venture in St Petersburg with local partners, including corporate (a joint-venture agreement under English law) and antitrust advice
  • Employment – complex employment audit of five factories of a US multinational confectionary manufacturer; employment audit of a global IP company.
  • Commercial litigation – legal assistance to a Turkish bank on debt recovery and levying execution on a mortgaged asset


  • 2022-present

    Legal Director, Denuo
  • 2005-22

    Senior Associate/Legal Director, DLA Piper (St Petersburg)
  • 2002-05

    Associate/Senior Associate (Tax/Legal Department), Ernst & Young/EY Law (St Petersburg)
  • 2001-02

    Junior Associate (Tax/Legal Department), Arthur Andersen/Andersen Legal (St Petersburg)

Professional memberships

  • American Chamber of Commerce in St Petersburg

    Co-Chair of the Investment and Legal Committee (2017-present)

Teaching experience

MGIMO University
Lecturer on project finance/PPP as part of the special course on banking and project finance