Antonina Semyachkova is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Ms. Semyachkova represents clients in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and general corporate matters. Prior to qualification, Ms. Semyachkova trained in the firm’s London and Madrid offices, gaining experience in corporate, restructuring, and leveraged finance transactions.

Ms. Semyachkova's experience include advising:

  • Acino, a Nordic Capital portfolio company, on its acquisition of various pharmaceutical products and related assets in the NEMEA region from Takeda
  • BC Partners in connection with multiple transactions, including its:
    • Acquisition of a majority interest in Synthon International Holding B.V., a global market leader in the development of complex generics
    • Sale of the Antelliq Group, a France-based developer of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring solutions to Merck for €3.25 billion
  • Blackstone Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition by a consortium, including Blackstone Infrastructure Partners, of Applegreen plc
  • Facebook, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Mapillary, a Sweden-based company engaged in providing crowd sourcing map photos
  • Helios Investment Partners and TA Associates on the sale of a minority stake in Interswitch, a Nigeria-based digital payments providers, to Visa
  • Hellman & Friedman in connection with multiple transactions, including its:
    • c. €15 billion GP led secondary / fund to fund transfer of its controlling interest in the Verisure Securities Direct group
    • Disposal of further minority interests in the Verisure Securitas Direct group to GIC and Corporación Financiera Alba
    • Acquisition of a stake in Belron, a global leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement, valuing Belron at €21 billion
  • Leonard Green & Partners and its portfolio company CPA Global in connection with multiple transactions, including its:
    • US$6.8 billion combination with Clarivate Plc, a leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation
    • Acquisition of CPA Global, the world's leading intellectual property management and technology company, from Cinven
  • One Equity Partners on its major strategic investment in Infobip, a global cloud communications platform for the world’s largest enterprises
  • Platinum Equity on its acquisition of Pattonair, a global aerospace and defense supply chain provider
  • Silver Lake Partners on its substantial minority investment into IVC Evidensia group, the leading European veterinary care provider

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, University of Law, 2015
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2014
  • MSc in Pharmacology, University of Oxford, 2013
  • BA in Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • French