Head of Legal and Tax Practice
Natalia joined the O2 Consulting team in 2008 and took up the position of Vice President in early 2015
Before joining the O2 Consulting team, Natalia worked in legal departments of Russian and international venture and trust companies. Ms Kuznetsova has over 15 years’ experience of working in the legal profession and tax consulting.
At O2 Consulting, Natalia is head of two leading practices - Corporate Law and Tax.
Since joining O2 Consulting, Ms Kuznetsova has implemented a considerable number of projects of varying complexity in the area of business and asset due diligence, tax structuring, business reorganisation and protection, and a number of landmark M&A transactions.
Natalia graduated from the Law Department of State University Higher School of Economics (currently known as the National Research University Higher School of Economics).
Developing an optimal structure and tax model for private investment funds registered in the Cayman Islands and for funds in Luxemburg and Jersey
Tax and corporate analysis of models for entry by a private investment venture fund into Russian and foreign portfolio companies
Developing an optimal ownership and financing structure for a foreign investment fund under an investment project in the area of residential property construction and developing the set of requisite documents formalising investor-developer relations to mitigate investors’ risks
Developing a corporate and legal structure and a commodity & cash flow pattern for a group of companies deploying Smart City technologies on foreign markets
Developing a corporate, regulatory and tax structure for HUMANS online platform for seeking and ordering services provided by individuals operating on the markets of the USA and a number of European states
Representing a private equity fund in the sale of a controlling interest in a major agricultural group
Comprehensive transaction support, including conducting legal and tax asset due diligence, documentary support for transactions, conducting negotiations and supporting the closure of a transaction for purchasing shares in a number of major telecoms operators
Representing a major medical holding company in transactions to purchase various medical assets (a network of clinics, trading companies specialising in medical goods, medical labs, etc.), preparing the documents for the transactions and complete medical support for the transactions