Conyers Dill & Pearman advises on sale of interest to United Capital Partners

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised companies controlled by Viatcheslav Mirilashvili and Lev Leviev on the sale of an indirect 48 per cent interest in (also known as VKontakte), Russia’s largest social network, to United Capital Partners, a Russian-focused investment group.

The transaction is the second notable Russian sale that the law firm has advised on in the past month, having also advised the AAR Consortium on the $55bn (£36bn) sale of the TNK-BP Group to Rosneft.

The Conyers Dill & Pearman team, which worked alongside Skadden on the transaction, was made up of Anton Goldstein and Patrick Ormond.