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William M. Reichert

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William Reichert is a partner in the firm's Dubai office. He is a dual-qualified international corporate/M&A practitioner with nearly two decades of experience leading sophisticated commercial transactions in a variety of sectors (including, in particular, energy and natural resources, technology, and real estate) in both developed and developing markets. He has significant experience working on joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments and exits, corporate finance, restructuring and compliance matters across a broad spectrum of industries, jurisdictions, languages and cultures.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Reichert practiced with another international law firm in Russia.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Raising Capital and Doing Business Abroad: 2012 Trends," Seattle, October 2012
    • Panel 1: Opportunities for U.S. Corporations Expanding Now
    • Panel 2: Private and Public Funds in World Markets
    • Panel 4: International Trade Compliance including Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Compliance in the U.S., E.U., and China
  • "Russia Joins the OECD Antibribery Convention: What will this mean for doing business in Russia?", K&L Gates webinar, May 2012
  • "Managing Corruption Risks in Russia and the CIS," Anti-Corruption seminar at the Japan Institution for Overseas Investment in Tokyo, September 2011
  • "Real Estate in Russia: Recent Developments and New Opportunities," K&L Gates Real Estate seminar in London, September 2011
  • Delivered a presentation on "Anti-Corruption issues in the Context of Commercial Transactions," at the Presidential Academy in Moscow, May 2011
  • Delivered a lecture at The Pericles School for American Business and Legal Education in Moscow on "FCPA issues in Commercial Transactions," February 2011
  • Advised one of Russia’s leading IT outsourcing providers on the sale of a minority stake to a consortium of Russian and European investors
  • Advised one of Russia’s largest software service providers on a minority sale and potential NASDAQ listing
  • Advised a Russian software producer on the purchase of a domain name registrar
  • Advised a venture capital fund on an investment in a Russian online travel agency
  • Advised a venture capital fund on an investment into a mobile gaming company
  • Advised one of Europe’s leading Internet service providers on the purchase of a domestic competitor
  • Advised a Russian online “daily deal” coupon company in a strategic investment
  • Advised a leading Russian investment bank on the sale of a domestic cable television network
  • Advised several of the world's leading energy conglomerates on the establishment of joint ventures in Russia and abroad
  • Advised one of Russia's largest public companies on the establishment of an international joint venture in the mining sector
  • Advised a major Russian energy company on the acquisition of a filling station chain
  • Advised a number of American and European investors on the purchase and sale of real estate assets in Russia and abroad
  • Advised Russian and Western clients on various acquisition and post-acquisition financings
  • Advised a consortium of Russian entities on the purchase of a semiconductor manufacturer abroad
  • Advised a leading Russian investment bank on the purchase of a consumer retail chain
  • Advised a major Russian conglomerate on the sale of a rail transport business
  • Advised Russian and Western clients on the purchase of private aircraft
  • Advised one of the world's largest investment banks on the acquisition and restructuring of a pharmaceuticals group
  • Advised American and European clients on the sale and purchase of various technology assets
  • Advised numerous Western clients in the negotiation of construction and lease agreements in Moscow
  • Advised several venture capital funds in seed and early phase investments in technology companies
  • Advised various telecommunications carriers in the negotiation of interconnection, local access, and commercial agreements
  • Advised a global furniture manufacturer regarding Russian commercial law and anticorruption compliance issues in connection with its Russian distribution agreements.