Banking and finance: Borrower side in Russia

Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills houses one of the largest banking and finance groups in Russia. This size advantage, coupled with team’s access to the firm’s wider global capabilities, ensures that it is a key destination for a range of work, including general finance, project financing, bilateral and syndicated facility deals, and acquisition finance. The team is praised by clients for its ‘extensive experience and tactics of negotiating with banks’, but is equally well-equipped to handled work for borrowers and project companies as well as for lenders. Artjom Buligin, Olga Davydava, Dmitry Gubarev and recently promoted partner Vadim Panin share leadership of the department.

Practice head(s):

Artjom Buligin; Olga Davydava; Dmitry Gubarev; Vadim Panin

Other key lawyers:

Georgiy Entin; Vadim Nikitin; Natalia Kraslyanskaya

Testimonials

‘Extensive experience and tactics of negotiating with banks on the borrower’s side.’

‘All the lawyers who accompanied us on the transaction skilfully defended our interests in negotiations with the bank, competently structured specially created documents for a specific situation. Available for a discussion 24/7.’

‘Extensive experience in supporting a wide variety of financial transactions.’

‘Artjom Buligin is attentive to details, ready to work tirelessly, and manages resources well.’

‘The Herbert Smith team that I work with is unique in that it is truly a t-e-a-m as a whole, in which each member knows what is happening or was happening when communicating with another member. The continuity of information, approaches and attitude to work is extremely high.’

‘Professional competence and client focus are very high. People are unique in their professional insight into our needs as a client, their ability to unobtrusively offer a solution or approach, to identify a problem that we did not even know about. They are our support and support in business. I would also like to note Artjom Buligin and Georgy Entin, who best combine these qualities.’

Key clients

Sberbank of Russia

VEB.RF

VTB Bank

Nord Stream 2 AG

Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk LLC

Gazprom

Raiffeisenbank

Roseximbank

Sovcombank

Raven Russia

Russian Crab Company

Work highlights

  • Advising project company RusChemAlliance on the financial and other aspects of the construction of a large-scale integrated complex, Baltic LNG, for processing ethane-containing gas and LNG production.
  • Advising a wholly owned subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk, on the project financing for Amur Gas Processing plant, one of the world’s largest gas processing facilities.
  • Advised Russian Fishery Company, one of Russia’s leading fishery companies, on a syndicated facility for the acquisition of crab fishing quotas, acquisition of crab fishing fleet and constructions of new crab fishing vessels in Russian shipyards.

ALRUD Law Firm

ALRUD Law Firm assists both banks and corporate borrowers with domestic and cross-border financing and restructuring transactions. It also benefits from significant volumes of referral work from its ‘best friends’ network across Europe, Asia and the US. The group also has considerable strength in financial regulatory matters, mirrored in the expertise of Alexander Rymko. Rymko joined from Harneys at the beginning of 2020 and took over leadership of the practice from former head Anton Dzhuplin, who remains a key team member alongside Alexander Zharskiy, senior associate Ekaterina Rogacheva and associate Ekaterina Boeva.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Rymko

Other key lawyers:

Anton Dzhuplin; Alexander Zharskiy; Ekaterina Rogacheva; Ekaterina Boeva

Testimonials

‘An independent law firm providing legal services on par with the international law firms in Moscow.’

‘Alexander Rymko, having worked at international law firms and abroad, has a very hands-on approach, provides clear and well-structured communication, and is available to discuss matters at hand.’

‘What sets the team apart are its speed, quality, flexibility, clear implementation of the tasks set, and loyalty to the client.’

‘We worked with the team of Alexander Rymko and I would especially like to mention associate Ekaterina Boeva. Focus on achieving results, within very tight deadlines for preparing a deal.’

Key clients

Sib Trading AG

Coeclerici

Trafigura

Elko Grupa AS

Trade House Naberezhnye Chelny

Work highlights

  • Advised Sib Trading AG (Switzerland) and its Russian subsidiaries on the restructuring of its $200m facilities secured by Gazprombank.
  • Advised Trade House Naberezhnye Chelny on the refinancing of a Russian subsidiary’s facility owed to OTP Bank Nyrt (Hungary) with a newly obtained $22m financing by Sberbank (Russia).
  • Advised borrower Elko Grupa on the Russian law aspects of the provision of a $54m credit facility to the client by a syndicate of European banks.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts L.L.P. handles significant financing transactions and benefits from maintaining longstanding client relationships with private and state commercial banks of the calibre of VTB Bank and Gazprombank. Project and acquisition finance are also mainstays of the practice. In addition, the group is noted for its industry-specific expertise in the aviation sector – an area of specialism for Elena Stepanenko. The department is headed by Maxim Levinson and Konstantin Garmonin, who often act alongside London-based Stuart McIntyre.

Practice head(s):

Maxim Levinson; Konstantin Garmonin

Other key lawyers:

Elena Stepanenko; Stuart McIntyre; Andrey Arzybov

Key clients

Aeroflot

Sovcombank

Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

EBRD

Gazprombank

Gleden Invest

IFC

Suek

Unicredit Bank Russia

Sberbank of Russia

VEB.RF

VTB Bank

VTB Bank (Europe)

Work highlights

  • Acted for VEB.RF and Gazprombank as lenders to VolgaTekhnoOl, a subsidiary of KuibyshevAzot.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP

A key port of call for large Russian corporate borrowers, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP is growing its market presence in the area of financing and refinancing transactions. The team’s recent work includes assisting leading steel and coal producer Mechel Group with the debt restructuring of its $6bn debt to VTB and Gazprombank; managing partner Andrey Goltsblat  and the highly regarded Tatiana Parshak led on this work. The team is also very active in real estate and infrastructure finance; practice head Oleg Khokhlov acts on high-value mandates in this space.

Practice head(s):

Oleg Khokhlov

Other key lawyers:

Tatiana Parshak; Sergey Milanov; Igor Zhivotov; Artemiy Bondarev; Andrey Goltsblat

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of the industry, the ability to quickly adapt to the tasks of the client, to delve into the client’s business for the purpose of implementing the transaction, creating a comfortable working atmosphere between the team of lawyers, the client and the parties to the transaction.’

‘Good teamwork, efficiency when working on tough deadlines, willingness to resolve disputes in stressful conditions, deep analysis of issues. This applies to Tatiana Parshak and Igor Zhivotov.’

‘A balanced strong team that can handle large, complex transactions and process a large volume of documents in a short time. The BCLP team works well with various departments and client representatives and tries to provide the most practical advice based on the objectives of the transaction.’

‘Ability to work non-stop 24/7 and in a short time to solve assigned tasks. The extensive experience of the team allows us to successfully implement new projects. A high level of competence allows you to provide variability in solving problems and find compromises in difficult situations.’

‘Tatiana Parshak stands out for qualities such as multitasking, high efficiency, the ability to correctly and efficiently manage your team in order to obtain the best result for the client, availability (24/7, when work is underway on the project), and openness. After working with Tatiana, an extremely positive impression remains.’

Key clients

Unison Group

Mechel Group

Raven Property Group

RusHydro

DOM.RF

Gett

Work highlights

  • Advising Mechel Group on a restructuring of its $6bn indebtedness to VTB and Gazprombank.
  • Advised a major solar energy company as originator under its ₽5.7bn debut issuance of ten-year structured solar bonds.
  • Advising RusHydro on the sale of a 90% stake in JSC MEK to PJSC Hrazdan Power Company, including advice on repayment of loans structured using escrow arrangements.

Clifford Chance

Led by Victoria Bortkevicha, Clifford Chance is equally well versed in acting for both borrowers and lenders across a wide array of financing transactions. The team is especially active in project and real estate financing. It is also well-placed to advise clients on syndicated lending, including transactions governed by Russian law, executed in accordance with the country’s newly adopted legislation from 2018. It is also noted for its innovative work on green finance mandates. Vladimir Barbolin stands out for his work in the real estate finance space.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Bortkevicha

Other key lawyers:

Vladimir Barbolin; Jan Galin; Igor Bichenkov

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

The lawyers at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP are qualified in Russia, the US and the UK. The team’s cross-border offering is enhanced by its regular collaboration with the firm's London office, predominantly in the area of project financing. The practice is gaining additional ground in the prepayment finance space; Konstantin Kochetkov typically leads on assisting large Russian oil industry clients. The group is also very active handling repurchase transactions in the commodities sector, with department head Grigory Marinichev being a go-to expert in this space. Senior associate Alexey Chertov and associate Yaroslav Smorodin are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Grigory Marinichev

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Kochetkov; Alexey Chertov; Yaroslav Smorodin

Testimonials

‘The team has unique and extensive experience in the Russian project finance and prepayment finance markets and are involved in most prominent and complex trade finance deals. The team has significantly extended their project finance practice in Moscow and London with the arrival of Ayesha Waheed.’

The team is committed, creative, solution-oriented and responsive.

Grigory Marinichev leads the practice, is a standout figure on the Russian market with great commercial understanding and extensive client base.

‘Alexey Chertov is an expert in project finance and prepayment finance. Alexey is creative, professional and solution-oriented.’

Konstantin Kochetkov is an expert in trade finance. Yaroslav Smorodin is experienced in acquisition finance.

‘High speed, professionalism, a focus on results.’

Key clients

Evraz

GV Gold

Aeon Group

Delo Group

Gazprom

Russian Copper Company

Sistema Group

EuroChem Northwest, JSC

NewCoal Trading

Cetracore Energy GmbH

Sodrugestvo Group S.A.

Traxys (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd

Sierentz Global Merchants SA

Work highlights

  • Advising Evraz plc on a $750m club facility provided to Evraz Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant and guaranteed by Evraz plc and JSC Evraz Consolidated West Siberian Metallurgical Plant, with UniCredit S.p.A. acting as agent.
  • Advising LLC “GTM One”, a subsidiary of Aeon Group, on the project and shareholder financing of the construction of the largest methanol production plant in Volgograd.
  • Assisted Traxys (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd., a large oil and equity trader, with the financing from Rabobank (Shanghai), received for the purposes of a prepayment to Shunchang Pushang Fluorspar Co. under an export contract for delivery of fluorspar.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is noted for its industry specific expertise in the energy, mining, and life sciences and healthcare sectors, where it acts for both borrowers and lenders. Supported by the firm’s London-based resources group, the team is a popular choice for domestic and cross-border trade finance mandates; in this space, it counts large clients the likes of Rosneft Oil Company and Gazprom Neft among its clients. Alexander Tsakoev leads the practice, assisted by counsel Ksenia Zolotova and senior associate Alexandra Semykina.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Other key lawyers:

Ksenia Zolotova; Alexandra Semykina

Testimonials

‘Deep immersion in the project. Resources sufficient to implement the most complex projects in a short time and at the highest professional level. Rich experience and knowledge of the best practices in the market.’

‘Alexander Tsakoev is a partner who is completely immersed in the client’s projects, providing high-quality support. Alexander is always available to the client and responds to all requests as quickly as possible.’

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

Gazprom Neft

Bausch Health Companies Inc.

Louis Dreyfus

Silver Bear plc

Global Fashion Group SA

Work highlights

  • Advised Bausch Health Companies Inc., a multinational specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company, and its Canadian, Russian and Swedish subsidiaries, on multiple offerings of senior unsecured notes.
  • Advised Silver Bear plc on the financing of its silver extraction project in Russia.
  • Advising Global Fashion Group SA on Russian law matters relating to the refinancing of a loan facility.

Allen & Overy Legal Services

Distinguished by its English law capabilities on the ground, Allen & Overy Legal Services has a core focus on handling cross-border structured finance transactions. Syndicated lending is also a mainstay of the practice; in this space, it benefits from its collaboration on Russian law standard documentation with the Association of Regional Banks of Russia. The department is led by Igor Gorchakov, asset finance specialist Ilya Dvorkin, and Oleg Khomenko, who splits his time between Moscow and London. Counsel Sergey Blinov is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Igor Gorchakov; Ilya Dvorkin; Oleg Khomenko

Other key lawyers:

Sergey Blinov

Testimonials

‘An excellent, balanced team with competencies in various fields.’

Key clients

Renaissance Capital

NLMK Group

Rosneft Oil Company

GeoProMining

State Transport Leasing Company

Novatek

Sistema Public Joint Stock Financial Corporation

GTLK Europe DAC

Lukoil

Work highlights

  • Advised GTLK Europe DAC on the uncommitted term loan facility from Bank GPB International S.A.
  • Advised a Belgian subsidiary of a leading international steel company as borrower, as well as one of the largest steel companies in Russia as guarantor, on an amendment to existing bilateral general corporate purposes facility with Rabobank London.
  • Advised a Russian asset management company on an acquisition and subsequent restructuring of a loan to a major transportation company.

CMS

CMS is well versed in assisting both borrowers and lenders with secured and unsecured financing transactions, spanning asset, trade, property and project finance matters. Practice head Konstantin Baranov and counsel Elena Tchoubykina are the key names in the team.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s recent work stands out most in the syndicated lending and acquisition financing space. The team also counts structured finance, refinancing work, and project finance among its key areas of focus. Its client portfolio includes high-profile Russian clients, including Novolipetsk Steel; indeed, sector-specific expertise include the metals and mining, as well as TMT and transportation industries. Practice head Alan Kartashkin has credentials in the aircraft finance realm. International counsel Dmitry Karamyslov and associate Daria Serebrova are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Alan Kartashkin

Other key lawyers:

Dmitry Karamyslov; Daria Serebrova

Testimonials

‘Debevoise has a well developed practice and great expertise in financial matters. First choice for capital markets and financial issues. The team has deep knowledge of both English and Russian law specifics and realities, which helps to get a perfect result.’

‘Alan Kartashkin is a partner with a strategic approach and helicopter view. Daria Serebrova is a highly professional and reliable lawyer.’

‘High level of competence and high speed of work. Very extensive experience.’

‘Debevoise’s lawyers are distinguished by their undeniable qualifications, business-oriented approach and lightning-fast response. Their many years of experience in the field of borrower financing allows them to be confident in the quality of the proposed contractual structures, taking into account all aspects of the client’s business.’

‘Debevoise’s lawyers are in touch 24/7, ready to get ready for a call and give a qualified, balanced answer within a short period of time. The speed and quality of execution is not affected by the interdisciplinarity of the issue or the need for expertise in the law of different jurisdictions: all Debevoise practices around the world work as a well-coordinated mechanism, with the client’s interests being an absolute priority.’

‘Another advantageous distinguishing feature of Debevoise is the consistency of the team: for all three years, specialists who participated in the deal from the first day worked with us, which made it possible not to waste time and money on explaining the background to new participants and made it possible for Debevoise to offer solutions based on many years of experience and mutual cooperation.’

‘Daria Serebrova was the lead finance lawyer on our deal. Daria has been working in the firm for a long time, which allows her to freely operate with knowledge of the entire variety of financial transactions, offering creative solutions based on best market practice, effectively organizing the team’s work and skilfully managing the transaction schedule. Together with colleagues from the corporate practice, Daria demonstrated the well-coordinated work of a close-knit team.’

Key clients

Freight One

Novolipetsk Steel

Norilsk Nickel

MegaFon

Sberbank of Russia

Work highlights

  • Advised Norilsk Nickel on the increase and extension of its unsecured syndicated facility, originally for up to $2.5bn and signed in December 2017, with a syndicate of 25 international banks for up to $4.15bn.
  • Advised NLMK on its €600m revolving credit facility from a syndicate of international banks.
  • Advised Sberbank on its acquisition of a controlling stake in 2GIS, including advice on financing agreements entered into in connection with the transaction.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper leverages the firm’s global capabilities on cross-border transactions, but also houses a team with English law expertise on the ground. In particular, the department owes its strong track record in real estate financing matters to the expertise of UK-qualified practice head Karen Young. Asset finance and financial regulation are also mainstays of the group. Legal directors Ivan Sezin and Alexey Kolesnikov are also key team members.

Practice head(s):

Karen Young

Other key lawyers:

Alexey Kolesnikov; Ivan Sezin

Testimonials

‘100% customer focus and immersion in the project or question. High degree of professionalism and qualifications. The entire DLA Piper team is distinguished by full involvement in the problems and specifics of the issue or project. At the same time, they see the whole picture as a whole, in a comprehensive manner, and are able to promptly attract specialists from various fields, which certainly ensures success in the end, taking into account the time factor, which is always extremely important in the preparation and implementation of complex-structured projects.’

‘We have been working with this team for more than four years; a high level of mutual trust has been formed, which affects the overall efficiency.’

‘Focus on client requests, respect for the client, work efficiency, speed of project implementation, quick feedback, intelligence, high level of culture of interaction with the client, a global approach to problem solving, analysis of related risks and project tasks.’

Key clients

AFI Development PLC

PJSC Acron

Amalgam Rail

AIG

Capital Group

Flywire (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Hines

PJSC KuibyshevAzot

Raven Russia Property Group Ltd.

Veon

Volgafert LLC

Work highlights

  • Acted for Volgafert Limited Liability Company, a joint venture company established by KuibyshevAzot and Maire Tecnimont, on the €130m project financing of the construction of an urea production plant in Togliatti.
  • Acting for the borrower, one of the largest warehouse owners and operators in Russia, on a secured loan from VTB Bank (Europe) SE, RCB Bank and VTB Bank PJSC in respect of the financing of a class-A warehouse complex.
  • Acting for Pulkovo Outlet, a part of the Hines Group, on a secured loan facility provided by PJSC VTB Bank.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has expertise in syndicated lending and project finance work. Singled out as ‘a highly respectable and well-known banking and finance lawyer’, Dmitriy Glazounov heads up the practice and is a key contact for securitisation work. Counsel Oleg Ushakov and senior associate Vladimir Goglachev are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Dmitriy Glazounov

Other key lawyers:

Oleg Ushakov; Roman Malovitsky; Vladimir Goglachev

Testimonials

‘All attorneys we worked with were extremely client-oriented and professional.’

‘Dmitriy Glazounov, Oleg Ushakov and Vladimir Goglachev are vivid personalities. Dmitriy is a highly respectable and well-known banking and finance lawyer. Oleg backs Dmitriy and is a good project manager manager; he is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a goal-setter. Vladimir Goglachev is very flexible and responsive; he has the ability always find a solution to a problem. ’

‘EPAM supports prominent banks in numerous deals, some of them related to securitisation.’

‘Dmitriy Glazounov is a brilliant manager. He has a systematic approach and provides only high-quality results. He clearly understands the tasks and properly delegates them, but keeps control over the whole project. Personal involvement is a key of success, and Dmitriy is the partner who personally controls the process. Counsel Oleg Ushakov is another great team member; he is attentive to clients.’

Key clients

Raiffeisenbank

Work highlights

  • Asssiting Raiffeisenbank with matters relating to capital raising by Ipotechny Agent Raiffeisen 01 for early repayment of its outstanding bonds.

White & Case LLC

Alongside its traditional strength in representing lenders, White & Case LLC is gradually acquiring a larger share of the borrower market as well. The team cements its strong position on the high-value acquisition financing and refinancing side, where it predominantly assists large domestic borrowers. Other core areas of expertise include project financing and real estate financing transactions, as well as regulatory advice regarding the international sanctions regime. Key contacts include practice head Natalia Nikitina, Ekaterina Logvinova and senior associate Rimma Izmaylova.

Practice head(s):

Natalia Nikitina

Other key lawyers:

Ekaterina Logvinova; Rimma Izmaylova

Key clients

PPF Group

Vi Holding

Leroy Merlin

Stinn LLC

Baring Vostok Capital Partners

NLMK

Work highlights

  • Advised Vi Holding Development Company on a financing transaction from a syndicate of Russian banks, Sberbank and VTB, for the purposes of construction of a business park, commercial facilities, residential properties, and social infrastructure in Moscow.
  • Advised Russian online video streaming service IVI on a venture loan from Alfa Bank.
  • Advised Stinn LLC on financing the acquisition of a 48.57% stake in Russ Out of Home, the Dutch parent company of the largest outdoor advertising operator in Russia.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP stands out for its ‘unique knowledge of the client's needs’. From corporate to project finance transactions, the group is a strong performer in the energy sector, where Natalia Baratiants is a key practitioner. Robert Aulsebrook, who splits his time between London and Moscow. Dmitry Shiryaev left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Robert Aulsebrook

Other key lawyers:

Natalia Baratiants

Testimonials

‘Unique knowledge of the client’s needs, internal procedures and documentation requirements. Ability to efficiently create custom-tailored documentation for each type of financing, protecting the client’s interests. Ability to meet very tight deadlines. Creativity in handling complex issues.

Key clients

Lukoil

Lukinter Finance BV

Lukoil Overseas Uzbekistan Ltd.

UTair

Veon

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited has expertise in project and real estate financing, as well as corporate lending transactions. The team has seen recent activity in the transportation and logistics sectors. Vladimir Dragunov leads the practice, where senior associate Andrey Lebedev is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Dragunov

Other key lawyers:

Andrey Lebedev

Key clients

Absolut Bank

ING Bank

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Dentons

Dentons has strength in financial regulatory matters and also brings together the expertise of lawyers qualified in Russia, the UK and the US. New York-qualified practice head Timothy Stubbs is a key contact for cross-border mandates. For multi-jurisdictional matters, the team is also backed by the expertise of its colleagues in London, where Logan Wright is the standout practitioner. Also noted are Evgenia Laurson, who splits her time between Moscow and London, and Andrei Strijak.

Practice head(s):

Timothy Stubbs

Other key lawyers:

Andrei Strijak; Evgenia Laurson; Logan Wright; Konstantin Nazarov; Dennis Montgomery

Testimonials

‘A business-oriented approach to work and a deep understanding of legal issues make Dentons’ team the best choice for those who need non-standard solutions.’

‘Evgenia Laurson is the perfect example of someone who is a pleasure to do business with; she brings a unique combination of decency, attentiveness, and a clear understanding of the specifics of the company’s business.’

Konstantin Nazarov, senior associate, is a rising star in Russian jurisprudence. Combining deep legal knowledge, a desire to work and help a client with the ability to listen and, most importantly, to hear, makes working with him, even on very complex projects, very comfortable.’

Key clients

Acron

Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline

Work highlights

  • Advised Acron on structuring and transaction documentation for the $1.8bn project financing for the development of the world’s largest potassium-magnesium salt deposit in Perm Krai, Russia, to be provided by VEB.RF, Gazprombank, Otkritie, VTB and Sberbank.
  • Advised Beineu-Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP as borrower on a $720m refinancing facility agreement arranged by Bank of China Grand Cayman Branch and MUFG Bank.

Ivanyan and Partners

Ivanyan and Partners assists a mix of Russian corporate borrowers and  is particularly knowledgeable of project finance, acquisition finance, pre-export and export financing, and debt refinancing. In particular, the group is widely considered a destination of choice for clients in the energy and natural resources sector. Both recently promoted, partner Daria Semenikhina and counsel Dmitry Kuzmin jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Daria Semenikhina; Dmitry Kuzmin 

Testimonials

Extensive experience in the implementation of market projects in the banking sector.

A professional, competent team that truly defends clients’ interests.

Dmitry Kuzmin: are very talented and professional.

Key clients

VaninoTransCoal

Work highlights

  • Advised VaninoTransCoal, the developer and operator of the port of Vanino in Russia’s Far East, on attracting $538m project financing from VEB.RF and VTB Bank.

Noerr

Traditionally, Noerr has focused on advising European and US clients, but is also increasingly acting for Russian corporate borrowers and banks. The team's recent work demonstrates its ability to handle acquisition and project finance transactions as well as regulatory issues. Vladislav Skvortsov and Stefan Weber lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Vladislav Skvortsov; Stefan Weber

Testimonials

Vladislav Skvortsov is highly recommended.

Key clients

State Transport Leasing Company