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Shipping and transport
Allen & Overy Legal Services’ senior associate Ilya Dvorkin is ‘one of the best aviation lawyers, if not the best, in the Russian market’. Aircraft financing and leasing clients include VEB Leasing, ING and Aeroflot, among several others. Team head Paul Nelson also attracts praise from aviation clients.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has ‘strength in depth’ for aviation transactions and also handles shipping matters. Stephen Cozens and associate Ekaterina Raykevich are finance lawyers, and are recommended for transport related work.
A shipping and maritime mainstay since Soviet times, Jurinflot International Law Office also advises on transport-related corporate and commercial matters, including aviation. The firm was recently chosen to assist a private owner of two MiG fighter jets in a dispute with Russian authorities. Managing partner Valery Mandriouc is a key contact.
Dentons’s experience includes advising UTair Aviation and Sberbank Leasing, the latter on a series of shipping finance transactions. Anna Otkina and Alexander Barmin are the main contacts.
Norton Rose (Central Europe) LLP advises clients in across the rail, shipping and, primarily, aviation finance sectors. Practice head Alexander Tsakoev was part of a team which advised the lead arrangers on the debut syndicated financing of Domodedovo Airport.
Clifford Chance advises clients from the rail, aviation and shipping sectors on high-end joint ventures, financings, and other corporate matters. Clients include Sberbank, Brunswick Rail and BNP Paribas.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represents clients in the rail, aviation and shipping industries on joint ventures, corporate and contentious matters. The firm provides ongoing advice to investment group Basic Element’s aviation arm.
FBK Legal is advising the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on a liability insurance fund. Team head Andrew Shkadov is ‘a high-quality lawyer with crystal-clear understanding of the airline business’.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Innokenty Ivanov and Dmitry Surikov have been active on an impressive range of deals in the rail sector. Ivanov advised Russian Railways on its sale of a majority stake in Freight One.
Law Firm Remedy mainly acts for Russian shipowners, often in negotiations with P&I clubs and underwriters, and has associated litigation capabilities. Andrey Suprunenko is the firm’s director.
Sokolov, Maslov and Partners ‘has many strong lawyers’ and attracts high praise for its shipping expertise. Sergey Seliverstov and Anna Arkhipova ‘are both excellent lawyers – service-minded and knowledgeable’.