Ilya Smirnov


  • State Academic University for the Humanities – major in Law
  • Has degree in Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of London (UCL, Queen Mary)
  • Member of the Expert council on securities of Russian issuers (SPB Exchange)
  • Recommended among the leading Corporate Law / M&A lawyers in Russia by Kommersant
  • Recommended by Best Lawyers in M&A Law


  • Corporate/M&A
  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • PE/VC


  • Has 10 years of experience in legal support of transactions on the domestic and foreign Capital Markets, legal support to securities issues, including public and private placements of stocks and debt instruments, legal support of securitization, projects in the field of Corporate law and M&A transactions, legal due diligence and litigation experience on administrative offences, corporate affairs, securities issues
  • Before joining ALTHAUS Group worked at several prominent Russian law firms in such practice fields as Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A, Banking & Finance, as well as at the federal executive authority on the financial markets (FFMS), also has experience on managing position