Speaker Profile

Pavel Elnikov

Senior Associate, Head of Hospitality and Leisure, Russia and CIS DLA Piper

Pavel’s legal practice is focused on the hospitality sector. Pavel is involved in projects with major international hotel chains in Russia and participates in structuring transactions, holding negotiations and drafting hotel management and related agreements. He has experience in representing both hotel owners and international hotel operators at negotiations of more than 50 deals over the past 12 years. Pavel’s recent experience also includes advising a Russian developer on choosing an international operator, negotiating commercial and legal aspects of co-operation and providing full legal support in connection with the management agreements.

Pavel consults major multinational companies in the sphere of establishing and restructuring their business in Russia, general corporate issues, licensing, franchising, tax, tenders, dispute resolution, advice on various commercial contracts and day-to-day activities.