Irina Shestakova has been practicing international commercial law for over 10 years. Ms. Shestakova’s practice is focused on cross-border transactions including: global corporate restructuring projects and acquisitions; international spin-off transactions, structuring international operations and setting up subsidiaries, branches and representative offices in EMEA, APAC and Latin America; and dissolving, deregistering and liquidating “unwanted” entities.
Ms. Shestakova leads the Foreign Direct Investment sub-group that offers a variety of corporate maintenance services and assists clients with the establishment of corporate entities, branches and representative offices around the world. She is a member of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Shestakova focuses primarily on global corporate restructuring projects, including post-acquisition integration and spin-off transactions, tax-planning restructurings and structuring international operations. .
Ms. Shestakova assists multinational companies with combining their international operations post-acquisition by means of local mergers and asset transfers. Ms. Shestakova also assists clients with division of their business operations as part of spin-off transactions. Ms. Shestakova advises clients going global on choices of entities available overseas.
In addition, Ms. Shestakova has advised on, drafted and negotiated a wide range of domestic and international software and technology licensing, distribution, development, maintenance and support agreements. She also has advised technology clients on general aspects of trademark and copyright law.
- Fordham University (LL.M.) (1997)
- Kazakh State University (J.D. Honors) (1994)
- California~United States (2001)
- New York~United States (1998)
- Kazakstan~Kazakhstan (1994)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Kazakhstan Bar
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Computer Law Association
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