Daria Semenikhina > Ivanyan and Partners > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile
Ivanyan and Partners Offices
KADASHEVSKAYA NAB., 14, BLDG 3.
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For 13+ years, Daria has been advising lenders and borrowers on attracting and providing financing. Her experience includes advising on bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition finance, pre-export financing, ECA-backed financing, asset finance, and refinancing and restructuring of existing indebtedness.
Prior to joining Ivanyan and Partners in 2016, Daria had worked for nine years at Linklaters in both its Moscow and London offices, where she made her way from trainee lawyer to managing associate.
Russian, English and French
Member of the Moscow Bar Association
The offering at Ivanyan and Partners brings together a team of experts in corporate, finance, real estate and tax law. Structuring and implementing large-scale exploration, construction and production projects constitutes the majority of the firm’s workload. The key names to note are Khristofor Ivanyan, M&A expert Maria Miroshnikova, counsel Yuri Arkhipov and newly promoted partner Daria Semenikhina.
Ivanyan and Partners is rated for its ‘very diligent work’ and ability to be ‘all over the commercial implications of transactions’; its transactional experience encompasses domestic and multi-jurisdictional M&A transactions, joint venture projects, structuring work and corporate governance mandates. The firm also has a ‘super-impressive’ client roster, including key clients Gazprombank and Sibur Holding. Corporate practice founder Maria Miroshnikova and recently promoted partner Daria Semenikhina jointly lead the group. Other key contacts include Sergey Kushnarenko and founding partner Khristofor Ivanyan.
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.
Ivanyan and Partners is increasingly building a reputation in the project finance space; in particular, its recent work stands out in relation to syndicated lending mandates. A team led by Daria Semenikhina assisted key clients VEB.RF and Gazprombank with the provision of a $220m syndicated loan to Shchekinoazot, which was only the second transaction completed under the country’s Project Finance Factory mechanism. Semenikhina jointly leads the practice with Dmitry Kuzmin.
- Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - Russia
- Banking and finance: Borrower side - Russia
- Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - Russia
- Energy and natural resources - Russia