Christopher J. Allen

Christopher Allen is the Office Managing Partner of the Moscow office of Latham & Watkins, and head of the Russia M&A Practice Group. He is English and qualified to practice English law and has been doing business in Russia since 1997.

Mr. Allen has experience across a wide range of areas including cross-border and domestic Russian public/private mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, private equity, corporate finance and joint ventures. He has worked on some of the market leading transactions of recent years, particularly in the public M&A sphere, including leading Latham teams in the merger of telecommunications companies MTS and Comstar, and the sales of Wimm-Bill-Dann to PepsiCo and Kalina to Unilever PLC.