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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Renaissance Capital

 Igor Yurgens, formerly vice president of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, has moved to Renaissance Capital to manage relations with government and state organizations.

Yurgens, who has been critical of the Kremlin's attack on Yukos, will have the title of first vice president at Renaissance.

Yurgens was vice president and executive secretary of the RSPP and chairman of the Financial Markets Committee. He will remain at the RSPP as a vice president for international relations on a voluntary basis.

Yurgens graduated from Moscow State University with a PhD in economics.

Ernst & Young

 Doug Gardner, partner at Ernst & Young, has been elected country managing partner for the CIS/Russia practice and Mark Jarvis, partner and head of transaction advisory services, has been appointed as managing partner, client service and accounts for the CIS.

Doug Gardner succeeds Hans Jochum Horn, who plans to retire in summer 2005.

Gardner has been leading Ernst & Young's financial services practice in Russia and the CIS for the past two years and has served clients in the CIS –-- principally Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Georgia -- since 1994.

Gardner started his career with Andersen in their Oklahoma City practice in 1985. In 1994, he transferred to Andersen Moscow and he was admitted to partnership in 1997. In 2001, Gardner was appointed managing partner of Andersen's Central Asian and Caspian practice. With the combination of the Andersen and Ernst & Young practices in May 2002, he returned to Moscow and joined Ernst & Young as a partner and head of the global financial services group for the CIS/Russia.

Mark Jarvis started his career in 1983 at British Aerospace in England. He went on to work for National Leasing & Finance, Moscow Narodny Bank, and Fleming Investment Limited in London. In 1993, he was transferred to Moscow as director and resident representative of Robert Fleming & Co. for Russia. Following Flemings' merger with Chase Manhattan Bank in 2000, Jarvis was appointed chief operating officer of Chase Manhattan Bank in Russia. In 2001, he joined Ernst & Young as partner, managing director of corporate finance, which was later renamed transaction advisory services in July 2003, where he remains as managing director.

Deloitte CIS

 Maxim Lyubomudrov and Vasily Potapov have been appointed partners at Deloitte CIS.

Lyubomudrov will become a leader of the tax and legal services department. Potapov will be a partner with the financial advisory services department leading the transactions support group and responsible for due diligence services.

Before joining Deloitte, from 2000 to 2004 Lyubomudrov served as vice president and head of the tax department for the Russian subsidiary of Deutsche Bank. From 1994 to 2000, he worked in the tax services group for the banks and financial services sector of another "Big Four" firm.

Vasily Potapov started his career in 1994 in the consulting department of Ernst & Young. Over several years he worked on engagements involving business process re-engineering and internal control design and implementation for Russian companies. In 2003, Potapov joined Deloitte as the leader of due diligence services in the financial advisory services practice.


 Bill Henry has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers' tax and legal practice as the leader of the firm's international tax services group, and Michelle Moore has joined the advisory practice as a partner in the performance improvement practice.

Prior to his new appointment, Bill Henry led the tax services business of Ernst & Young Russia & CIS. He started his career in 1981 as a tax professional with Ernst & Young in Houston, Texas. In 1991, he was appointed senior tax manager and moved to Moscow in 1993. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as an international tax services partner, director of Eastern European and CIS business group in the national tax office, Ernst & Young New York. In 1999, he was appointed partner in charge of the tax practice of Ernst & Young in Russia and the CIS.

Michelle Moore began her career in 1990 in Houston as a project manager for a Russian-American joint venture Space Commerce Corporation, selling Russian space technology in various countries. Between 1995 and 1998, she worked in the management consulting practice of PwC in Moscow, and as a consultant for Amoco Oil, Houston.

From 1999 to 2000, Moore worked as a senior manager in the Houston office of Ernst & Young. In 2001, she launched Ernst & Young's technology and security risk services practice in Russia and the CIS and became a partner in the Ernst & Young Moscow office in July 2003.

Troika Dialog

 Troika Dialog has appointed Maxim Arefyev as director of investment banking and Andrei Bourlinov as executive director of investment banking.

Before his arrival at Troika Dialog, Arefyev was senior vice president of corporate finance at United Financial Group. Before this, he spent four years in the investment banking department of ING Investment Banking, first as manager and then as vice president. From 1998 to 2000, Arefyev was a manager in structured financing at ING Bank (Eurasia). He has also been head of structured financing at Yukos.

Between 2003 and his arrival at Troika Dialog, Bourlinov worked at Sovlink, where his appointments included head of investment banking. Before this, he spent six years in New York, first at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and then Credit Suisse First Boston. He began his career at Alfa Group in 1996.

Clifford Chance

 Clifford Chance has announced that its senior associates Victoria Bortkevicha and Yury Golovanov have been named to the position of counsel in the Moscow office.

Bortkevicha began working for Clifford Chance in Moscow in January 1994 and specializes in banking and finance law and project-finance transactions. Golovanov began working for Clifford Chance in Moscow in October 1995 and specializes in banking and finance law and capital market transactions.

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