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    With over 17 years of experience, Pavel Batishchev offers expert guidance on a range of corporate, financial, intellectual property, and technology matters to individual clients, domestic firms, and international corporations.

    Pavel is adept in private equity and venture capital transactions, debt financing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, and corporate law, serving clients across diverse sectors including IT and technology, alternative finance, Web3, blockchain, and tokenization.

    As a legal advisor, Pavel plays a key role in structuring and negotiating the most complex international transactions, and acts as a trusted business advisor to companies in all aspects of their operations, offering strategic advice to their management teams and directors. Beyond corporate law, Pavel also provides strategic counsel on intellectual property issues, particularly in patent and trademark law.

    Pavel has contributed as an independent director on the boards of technology and engineering firms, offering strategic input on business development and product launches.

    Additionally, Pavel advises governments on regulation of virtual asset markets, taking part in development of VASP laws in different jurisdictions, and leads operations for a Swiss-based regulated cryptocurrency broker.

    Selected cases

    Pavel Batishchev's legal acumen, forged over 17 years, has charted the course for numerous successful outcomes in corporate, financial, and technological law. Highlighted here are pivotal cases that reflect his profound influence on individual and corporate legal landscapes, particularly within the realms of IT, Web3, and blockchain

    • Acted as lead counsel in the structuring of a $135 million financing facility for a Swiss-based Layer-1 blockchain network developer.

    • Advised lender on mezzanine financing of a machinery building enterprise, including conduction of borrower’s due diligence, designing and structuring the debt financing transaction.

    • Advised an international team of fund managers on establishing a $15 million closed-end fund, facilitated corporate formation, and assisted with securing the necessary licences and authorizations.

    • Acted as lead counsel to a blockchain data and mining centre operator in Oman in structuring and securing a $23 million equity and debt financing.

    • Structured a $3 million investment in heavy oil processing technology in Latin America, involving recognized international industry leaders.

    • Advised a client on structuring a $5 million investment in a renewable solar energy project.

    • Advised a tokenization project on the tokenization of real estate in Dubai, UAE, and developed a tailored tokenization model for the client with a focus on regulatory compliance and scalability.

    • Served as legal counsel for an investment fund during its investment in a US-based cybersecurity company, overseeing the investment due diligence process and enhancing the transaction structure.

    • Acted as lead counsel to a virtual asset (cryptocurrency) exchange operating in the LATAM region on all matters related to corporate structuring, legal, and compliance. Successfully obtained the necessary licences and government registrations.

    • Advised an international consortium on safeguarding proprietary information and know-how within their group. Assisted in establishing a commercial secrecy regime and implementing appropriate organisational and technical measures.

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