Baker Botts L.L.P.


Baker Botts, a leading global law firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors, has recently expanded its Moscow office. Melinda Rishkofski has joined the firm as Partner.

Melinda Rishkofski, Partner, Moscow

Formerly, General Counsel with Baring Vostok Capital Partners, a Moscow based private equity fund manager, Melinda Rishkofski is a seasoned international finance, corporate and private equity lawyer with over 20 years of Russian legal experience.
Melinda has worked extensively with financial institutions, multilaterial development banks, private equity fund managers and Russian companies as their principal advisor, negotiator and transaction counsel in respect to debt and equity financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, employee incentive programs, dispute resolution and general corporate matters. Ms. Rishkofski graduated with an LL.M in International Business and Finance from the University of London, Kings College and obtained her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law in the US. She is qualified by the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and admitted to the US District Court.

She is also an authority on Russian law and was involved extensively in the development of Russia’s securities market and corporate laws in the 1990s.