Key People


  • Сo-founder of Sedov Yampolskiy law firm
  • Best Lawyer International Award Russia, 2012 and 2013
  • President of the TableTalk restaurant holding company, including 40+ sites with such brands as Jean-Jacques restaurant chain, John Donne pubs, Mercato italian restaurants plus Chervetti bar, Mayak club, Mart art café and Shardam children’s clubs
  • Minority shareholder in a number of investment projects
  • Chairman of the Management Board at Vera Hospice Charity Fund

YAN E. YANOVSKIY / Co-founder

  • Over 15 years of investment banking, private equity and senior management experience (Central Europe Trust, Rosbank, United Industrial Corporation)
  • Founder and Managing Partner of the leading multifamily office in Easter Europe - First Nation Societe Bancaire
  • Co-Founder and Board Member, BIOENCO. Bioenergy Corporation
  • Independent member of the Advisory Committee, RUSNANO Capital
  • Member of the Global Agenda Council on Russia of the World Economic Forum
  • Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community

ANYA LEVITOV / Expert-partner

  • MBA from the Wharton School and an MA from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Co-founder of Evans Property Services established in 1991
  • Holder of real estate license in the state of New York, USA


  • St. Petersburg State University, SKOLKOVO educational programs, CFA student
  • Ex-Investment Director / Head of Strategy at ProfMedia (media holding owned by Interros ans sold to GazpromMedia in late 2013)
  • 10+ years of experience in finance and investments (JTI, Ilim Pulp), including numerous M&A deals completion (from $1- mln to $100+ mln by value; both buy and sell sides)