Maria Krugovykh

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Maria Krugovykh
Legal Director
Maria Krugovykh
Maria Krugovykh Legal Director
Leontievsky pereulok, 25
Maria Krugovykh is a Russian-qualified corporate lawyer with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and corporate restructurings.

Maria is experienced in Russian and cross-border investment projects and advising on issues pertaining to intellectual property regulation, including structuring IP transfers (trademarks, patents, know-how and copyrights).

Maria advises clients in various sectors, including technology, industry, energy and natural resources, media, real estate, and banking and finance.

Maria is recommended in the area of capital markets by Best Lawyers.
Moscow State Law Academy, Law Degree, 2007

Advokat registered with the Moscow Bar Association


  • Advising a Russian investment group on its USD290 million complex corporate restructuring
  • Advising a Russian buyer on the USD1 billion acquisition of an oil and gas construction services company
  • Advising a Chinese real estate company on the potential USD650 million acquisition of a controlling stake in a Russian company with a large portfolio of commercial real estate in Moscow, including IP due diligence
  • Advising a Russian fishing group on the USD38 million sale of two Russian companies holding licences to catch cod and haddock
  • Advising a Russian investment company on the USD20 million sale of a Russian producer of soft drinks
  • Advising a Russian investment group on the USD16 million acquisition and subsequent sale of a 35% stake in a Russian agricultural company and on the establishment of and exit from a joint venture with an agribusiness holding


  • 2023-present

    Legal Director, Denuo (Moscow)
  • 2016-22

    Counsel, Senior Associate, Ivanyan & Partners (Moscow)
  • 2007-15

    Senior Associate, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills (Moscow)
  • 2005-07

    Associate, John Tiner & Partners (Moscow)

Professional memberships

  • Moscow Bar Association

  • Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the Russian Federation

    Russian licensed patent attorney specialising in trademarks and service marks (2012–present)