David I. Gottlieb is a partner based in the London office. He currently splits his time between the firm's London and Moscow offices.
Mr. Gottlieb’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions as well as public and private mergers and acquisitions, and he has extensive experience in the firm’s capital markets and M&A practices in Russia.
Mr. Gottlieb recently led the team advising VTB Bank on the privatization of a 10% stake in the bank, in the form of GDRs listed on the London Stock Exchange, by the Russian Government; Alfa Bank, Credit Suisse and Renaissance Capital as Lead Managers in the $330 million Reg S/Rule 144A IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange of ROS AGRO PLC; and J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Renaissance Capital as Lead Managers in a $360 million Reg S/Rule 144A IPO and London listing of HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc (HMS). Other transactions on which Mr. Gottlieb has advised include representing the Russian Federation in its $5.5 billion Eurobond offering, the first such offering by the sovereign in more than 10 years and its RUB 40 billion Eurobond, one of the largest ever local currency Eurobonds; and representing Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley as dealer managers in an exchange offer by VimpelCom Ltd., a newly incorporated Bermuda company headquartered in the Netherlands, for all of the outstanding shares and ADSs of OJSC Vimpel-Communications, the first ever public cross-border U.S./Russian exchange offer.
Mr. Gottlieb is distinguished as a leading Russia Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers Global
, and as a leading capital markets lawyer by The Legal 500 UK
and IFLR 1000
Mr. Gottlieb joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. From 1995-1997 and from 2000-2009, he was resident in the New York office and from 1997-2000, he was resident in the London office. He was resident in the Moscow office from 2009-2010. Mr. Gottlieb received a J.D. degree, cum laude
, in 1994 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review
, and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude
, from Yale University. From 1994 to 1995, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Jon O. Newman, then Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Gottlieb is a member of the Bar in New York. His native language is English, and he is proficient in Russian and French.