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WilmerHale Advises Yandex in $1.4 Billion NASDAQ IPO

May 26, 2011

WilmerHale has advised Yandex, the leading Internet company in Russia, on its $1.4 billion initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Yandex operates the most popular search engine and the most visited website in Russia. This transaction represents the sector's biggest IPO since Google, Inc. went public in 2004. Yandex's Class A shares began trading on May 24, 2011, under the symbol "YNDX."

The WilmerHale team was led by Trisha Johnson and Tim Corbett, assisted by William Benjamin, David Westenberg, Marilyn Heward-Mills, Tamsin Crane, Meghan Walsh, Heidi Treiber, Andrew Ross, Sophia Lange and Simran Mehta.

Commenting on the transaction, Johnson said, “We are delighted to have advised on this significant transaction for our longstanding client, Yandex." Corbett noted, “This successful transaction further demonstrates WilmerHale's strengths in providing cross-border capital markets and corporate advice."

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