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Marina Petrova advises European and U.S. clients on a broad range of complex cross-border transactions, including venture capital financings ranging from seed funding to crossover rounds, M&A transactions, and international securities offerings.

  • Advised U.S. digital health startup in connection with a convertible seed preferred stock investment, followed by an issuance of convertible notes and a $7.5 million Series A fundraise.
  • Advised UK biotech in connection with its £25 million Series A and its £65 million Series B fundraise.
  • Advised the venture arm of a NYSE-listed U.S. software company in relation to the Series B and Series C2 fundraises of a UK SaaS startup.
  • Advised European impact investor in the Series C fundraise of a Mexican producer of biodigesters for small and medium-sized farms.
  • Advised Mission Therapeutics Limited, a UK drug discovery and development company, on its Series C equity fundraise of up to £60 million.
  • Advised European biotech on its acquisition of assets and infrastructure from a Nasdaq-listed U.S. biotech in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process.
  • Advised Vernalis plc, a UK pharmaceutical company, in its acquisition of the U.S. rights to amoxicillin extended-release tablets from Pragma Pharmaceuticals.
  • Advised a UK online retailer of health, beauty, fitness and lifestyle products in its acquisitions of three U.S. specialist online retailers.
  • Advised Oxford BioMedica plc, an LSE-listed biopharmaceutical company, in relation to a $50-million secured term loan facility.
  • Advised LSE-listed UK pharmaceutical company in relation to a potential placing and open offer with a Rule144A component.
  • Advised the joint book runners in relation to the £121 million LSE initial public offering and Rule 144A placing of a specialist retailer of video games.
  • Advised the joint book runners in relation to an LSE-listed European transportation company’s potential follow-on issue of shares and Rule 144A placing.
  • Advised a Chinese service provider in the oil and gas industry, on its international placing of shares to cornerstone investors under Regulation S in conjunction with a Hong Kong IPO.
  • Advised target in relation to the global merger control review of its acquisition by a multinational life sciences company for $13.6 billion.

Previous Experience

  • Corporate associate at an international law firm.
  • Legal intern at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.