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Marina Petrova
Marina Petrova
London +44 20 7067 2284 Download V-card

Marina Petrova is a New York qualified corporate associate based in Covington’s London office.  Ms. Petrova advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including venture capital financings, M&A transactions and international securities offerings.

  • Advised Mission Therapeutics Limited, a UK-based drug discovery and development company, on a venture capital financing of up to £60 million. The financing was jointly led by Imperial Innovations Businesses LLP and new investor Woodford Patient Capital Trust Plc, with follow-on investment from existing shareholders Sofinnova Partners, SR One, Roche Venture Fund and Pfizer Venture Investments.
  • Advised the investment arm of a multinational telecommunications company in relation to a venture capital investment in a UK e-commerce start-up.
  • Advised Oxford BioMedica plc, a gene based biopharmaceutical company, in relation to a $50 million secured loan facility.
  • Advised Vernalis plc, a UK-based development stage pharmaceutical company, in its acquisition of the U.S. rights to MOXATAG® (amoxicillin extended-release tablets) from Pragma Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
  • Advised a UK-based online retailer in its acquisition of a UK-based specialist online retailer.
  • Advised a U.S.-based media technology company in relation to its potential acquisition of a UK-based company in the professional audio/video editing arena.    
  • Advised a U.S.-based life sciences company in relation to the global merger control review of its $13.6 billion acquisition by another U.S.-based life sciences company.
  • Advised the joint book runners in relation to the £121 million London Stock Exchange IPO and Rule144A placing of a leading specialist retailer of video games.
  • Acted as international transaction counsel in the U.S.$110 million Egyptian Exchange IPO and Rule144A placing of an Egyptian cement producer.
  • 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 a company active in water desalination in relation to its Regulation S placing on AIM.
  • Advised a European bank about its role as Share Exchange Agent in a $9 billion SEC-registered exchange offer and an associated listing in New York, London and Athens.

Previous Experience

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