Stephen Polakoff


Stephen Polakoff

Associate Partner, Strategic Advisor

Stephen (Juris Doctorate) has over 20 years’ experience as general counsel, legal advisor, director and project manager at corporates, funds and law firms including Deutsche Bank (UFG), Integra Group, Clifford Chance, Damac Properties and several funds while being based in New York, Moscow, Dubai and now Geneva. His experience has been very diverse across sectors and territories including joint venturs and M&A, capital markets, debt and equity financing, infrastructure and funds. He has served on the boards of listed entities as well as several funds. Stephen graduated Georgetown University Law School and is a member of the New York Bar.

* - IVJ Business Partners has inherited its M&A and Corporate legal practice from IVJ Legal Bureau, a Russian boutique law firm with the focus on cross border M&A and Contractual work across a variety of industries, and merged it with its own Energy practice

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