Mr Denis Shtirbu > VEGAS LEX > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

115054 MOSCOW
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Work Department

PPP and infrastructure practice


Head of PPP and infrastructure practice

  • Legal support with implementation of projects using the mechanisms of the Public Private Partnership and instruments of project finance
  • Development of organizational and structural model and contract model of the project (draft concession and direct agreements)
  • Legal support in bidding for concession contracts
  • Participation in rule-making projects in the sphere of public-private partnership
  • Interaction with state authorities


Practical legal work experience – since 1997

  • Present – VEGAS LEX law firm, Head of PPP and infrastructure practice
  • Capital Legal Services, senior lawyer in project financing and public-private partnerships (PPP) practice
  • VEGAS LEX law firm, PPP and infrastructure practice, senior associate / deputy head
  • Inter-regional non-governmental Big Pension Fund (Renova Group), leading legal consultant
  • Audit-consulting group Business Systems Development, leading lawyer / curator of business practice – Legal support of investment projects
  • Wholesale company Karapuz (project work), deputy director of legal affairs
  • Transport company Medved (project work), deputy director of legal affairs
  • KSB Partners (law firm), associated office of the law firm Van Hoorebeke & Partners (Belgium), deputy director of development
  • Brodsky Uscov Looper Reed & Partners, an international law firm, senior associate / junior partner


  • English


  • Training Course “Developing Management Skills of Project Managers in Public-Private Partnerships” – Institute for Public-Private Partnerships (IP3), Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • State University of Moldova, Faculty of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > PPP and infrastructure projects

(Leading individuals)

Denis ShtirbuVEGAS LEX

The transport sector is a particular area of focus for the ‘excellent team of professional experts‘ at VEGAS LEX; the PPP group is known for advising on concessions and project finance for seaports, railways, roads and intelligent transportation systems. Practice head Denis Shtirbu, supported by senior associates Irina Dolgikh and Varvara Suchkovaregularly assists with structuring deals, preparing direct financial agreements, negotiating with the federal government, and representing clients in negotiations with banks and investors. Shtirbu is also frequently involved with analysis and development of legal practice in this area.

Russia > Transport

Denis Shtirbu and Alexandra Vasukhnova take the lead on PPP projects with a nexus to seaport, railway and road construction at VEGAS LEX. Senior associates Irina Dolgikh and Varvara Suchkova are also instrumental in preparing concession agreements, assisting clients with contract negotiations and liaising with federal governments and investors. The firm counts major local players, including Russian Railways and the State Transport Leasing Company, among its key clients.