Russian lawyer, 3-4 years PQ, London

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Kobalt Law LLP is looking to develop its Russian department. Therefore, we have a consultancy position for a Russian lawyer with at least 3-4 years PQ experience preferably in property transactions, litigation, family and inheritance matters in Russia. Continue Reading

Runa Capital Managing Partner Dmitry Chikhachev: “Discriminating in business or science by country of origin is equally irrelevant”

As Runa Capital announced the launch of its second fund, Runa Capital II, with a focus on Europe, its managing partner Dmitry Chikhachev shared with East-West Digital News his views on the globalization of the startup and venture industry and the international positioning of his fund, which initially focused on Russia. Continue Reading

The Funds of KCM’s group invest in Chaplin Cinemas network

ADM Capital’s funds, KCRF and KGF, members of a group of funds with the participation of Kazyna Capital Management JSC (owned by National Management Holding “Baiterek” JSC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announce completion of the acquisition of the controlling stake in Chaplin Cinemas network. Continue Reading

DST launches 4th international tech fund

DST Global, a large Russian IT-focused fund controlled by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, has launched its fourth investment fund, DST Global IV. The news wasreported earlier this month by East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries, based on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents.  Continue Reading

EBRD STATEMENT ON OPERATIONAL APPROACH IN RUSSIA

A majority of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), including all EU member states and several non-EU shareholders, have given clear guidance to the EBRD management that, for the time being, they will be unable to approve new investment projects in the Russian Federation. Continue Reading

Back Office Administrator for China Region, London

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Working as part of the Back Office team to process the deposits and withdrawals of clients’ funds from their trading accounts, as well as handling calls and emails from Alpari (UK) Ltd clients regarding the funding of their accounts, whilst working closely with other departments, namely Finance, Client Services, Trading Desk… Continue Reading

Executive Assistant, London

A direct vacancy from www.russiansinthecity.eu Dynamic commodity trade firm is looking for Executive Assistant. Broad responsibilities include management of team calendar and travel, organisation of corporate/marketing events, office management and administrative research. Excellent knowledge of both English and Russian as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) is required. Continue Reading

VTB Capital appoints new interim CEO

Nick Hutt has been appointed interim CEO of VTB Capital plc. He is a key member of the VTB Capital team and has been working in the London office since 2008 as CFO of the company’s international business. Atanas Bostandjiev will be leaving his current position to pursue other business opportunities. Continue Reading

Utinet.ru, e96.ru and Sotmarket.ru merge into one listed company

Source –  East-West Digital News Utinet.ru, e96.ru and Sotmarket, three major Russian e-commerce companies, announced yesterday the completion of their merger process – started last year – into an integrated company, christened “Platform Utinet.Ru.” Part of the company’s stock is being floated on the Moscow exchange following Utinet’s IPO in 2011. Continue Reading

ASIA FRONTIER CAPITAL – Country Snapshot – Cambodia

After decades of political mismanagement and civil war, Cambodia has recently begun to capitalize on its economic potential. Since adopting free-market economic policies in the 1990’s and increasing its integration within the international community, Cambodia’s economy has flourished. Continue Reading

EBRD AND FAO PROMOTE VIABLE FORESTS IN RUSSIA’S FAR EAST

Russia’s Far East occupies one-third of the country’s territory and accounts for more than nine percent of the world’s forests. Forestry there thus plays a crucial role, locally and further afield, supplying livelihoods for millions of people and a valuable habitat for flora and fauna, including the endangered Amur tiger. Continue Reading

The Funds of KCM’s group invest in Chaplin Cinemas network

ADM Capital’s funds, KCRF and KGF, members of a group of funds with the participation of Kazyna Capital Management JSC (owned by National Management Holding “Baiterek” JSC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announce completion of the acquisition of the controlling stake in Chaplin Cinemas network. Investments of the Funds will be… Continue Reading

Bank of Moscow ex-chief's prosecutions: the trail continues…

By Andrei Skvarsky. Bank of Moscow’s emigre ex-chief executive Andrei Borodin has been slapped with a new charge in Russia, being accused in absentia of defrauding the lender of 1bn rubles ($29m at today’s exchange rate) through an alleged forex scam, according to Moscow-based daily Kommersant. Continue Reading

EBRD BECOMES KEY INVESTOR IN ROMANIA’S ELECTRICA

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has invested over RON 320 million (equivalent to €75 million) for an 8.6 per cent stake in Romania’s electricity distribution company S.C. Electrica S.A., as the firm moves towards privatisation in the country’s largest-ever IPO. Continue Reading

EBRD FINANCES MAJOR BIOGAS PROJECT IN UKRAINE

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is organising a financing programme of up to €7.1 million to construct and bring into operation a 2.25 MW biogas plant, adjacent to Rokytne sugar mill in the Kiev region. The plant, which will be the largest facility of this type in the country, will generate electricity… Continue Reading