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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Mmd Corporate & Public Affairs

Mmd Corporate & Public Affairs has announced the appointment of Mikhail Kouriatchev as its first Commonwealth of Independent States chairman.

He is to focus on developing the firm's financial public relations and investor relations practice in Russia and other CIS countries.

Kouriatchev is a former acting chairman of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is currently an adviser to the State Duma's financial institutions committee.

His background in consultancy has spanned CIS interests on both sides of the Atlantic, advising global corporations and international agencies on Russian public affairs and government relations in Washington, D.C., Brussels and Tokyo.

A graduate of MGIMO, Kouriatchev has been a fellow of the Center of International Affairs at Harvard University, and holds a Doctorate in International Economics.

Debevoise & Plimpton

Alan Kartashkin has become a partner of Debevoise & Plimpton, the law firm has announced. He joined Debevoise & Plimpton in 1996 and has been a resident in the firm's Moscow office since 2001.

Kartashkin is a member of the firm's corporate department and practices in the areas of project and equipment finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities.

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