Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Moscow, Russia

Norton Rose Fulbright
WHITE SQUARE OFFICE CENTER
BUTYRSKY VAL STR. 10, BLDG. A,
125047 MOSCOW
Russia

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team is praised for being ‘a reliable partner’ to a significant lender client base consisting of leading international banking groups and their Russian subsidiaries, development banks and other financial institutions, as well as high-profile corporations acting as funding providers. The department has an established reputation in trade finance work, where it also leverages the expertise of the firm's London group; the practice is also experienced in financial services regulation and has expertise in the energy, mining, transport and real estate sectors. The ‘flexible, quick and professionalAlexander Tsakoev heads up the department and has extensive experience in high-value cross-border transactions. Of counsel Ksenia Zolotova is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Testimonials

Very pleasant cooperation, short reaction times, and high quality of the provided legal services

A team of experts who have great expertise and strong case management skills

Alexander Tsakoev and Ksenia Zolotova are highly qualified professionals, who handle our requests very quickly and efficiently.

Alexander Tsakoev is a good team leader with great communication skills.

Key clients

Amsterdam Trade Bank

Alfa-Bank

Bank GPB International S.A.

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

BNP Paribas

Bayerische Landesbank

Credit Agricole

Commerzbank AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Euler Hermes Deutschland

HSBC

IG Markets

Intesa Sanpaolo

ING

Pepperstone Group

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Sberbank of Russia

Société Générale

Rosbank

UniCredit

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

The banking and finance practice at Norton Rose Fulbright has a notable reputation for trade finance work, and attracts praise for its prepayment finance transactional expertise. Practice head Alexander Tsakoev has a key strength in structured trade and commodities finance issues, and is also adept at handling financing transactions. Konstantin Konstantinov’s practice focuses on secured financing and project finance mandates, while of counsel Ksenia Zolotova acts for a varied client mix consisting of banks, financial institutions and companies.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Testimonials

The team resolves all issues efficiently and has wide-ranging experience and knowledge. Team members are particularly unique in their understanding of prepayment deals.

We appreciate the expertise of Alexander Tsakoev and of counsel Ksenia Zolotova – a client can rely on them for assistance with the most complex legal issues. Alexander Tsakoev carefully oversees deals during all stages of the process, and always treats his clients’ requests with care and understanding.

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

IRC

Bausch Health

AirBridgeCargo Airlines

Petropavlovsk Plc

Gazprom Neft

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright stands out for its strength in inbound, outbound and domestic M&A and joint venture transactions, and practitioners Julian Traill and senior associate Maxim Meaker have expertise in English law issues. The department has a solid reputation in the energy industry, and team members also focus on issues in the technology, transportation and real estate sectors. Konstantin Konstantinov focuses on joint venture projects and the reorganisation of domestic and transnational companies. Valentina Gluhovskaya and Anatoly Andriash jointly head up the practice, and counsel Janna Smirnova is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Gluhovskaya; Anatoly Andriash

Testimonials

Norton Rose Fulbright has several advantages: high quality of its legal services, efficiency and prompt assistance, creativity in finding solutions to complex issues, as well as knowledge of current practice and legal developments.

The team is very strong and professional; it is particularly good for issues concerning contracts governed by Russian law.

Anatoly Andriash and counsel Janna Smirnova offer valuable expert advice.

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

BP Exploration Operating Company Limited

Shell Exploration and Production (LVXI) B.V.

Gazprom Export

Novatek

Rosatom

Tawazun Holding LLC

Kinross Gold Corporation

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright’s arbitration team is praised by clients for its cross-border arbitration expertise, particularly in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). The department also benefits from the firm’s capabilities across Europe and Asia, and leverages the expertise of practice head Yaroslav Klimov, who has experience at multiple arbitral institutions including the LCIA and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, to handle international matters.

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Klimov

Testimonials

The arbitration team of Norton Rose provides creative legal support, particularly with LCIA-related matters.

Lawyers’ client-oriented proactive approach, their creative minds, and their outstanding arbitration expertise – they all make this practice rare and unique.

Key clients

Trans Holdings Overseas S.A.

RusVinyl

Togliattiazot JSC

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is increasingly instructed by clients in general banking, debt recovery and insolvency-related disputes.  Elsewhere in the bankruptcy litigation space, the team’s recent work concerning the liability of controlling persons is also noteworthy. The department has substantial expertise in insurance litigation, for which counsel Alexey Borodak is the key contact. Yaroslav Klimov heads up the practice and has extensive experience in cross-border litigation in CIS countries and across Europe.

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Klimov

Key clients

International Finance Corporation

TogliattiAzot

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright remains highly active advising on the market's most significant upstream oil and gas joint ventures, such as advising Shell on the acquisition of a 50% stake in Meretoyahaneftegaz from Gazprom Neft. The firm also has a prominent natural resources and oil and gas trade finance practice, assisting Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and other natural resources companies with commodity financings and oil supply arrangements. Anatoly Andriash leads the practice, which includes Julian Traill and Alexander Tsakoev.

Practice head(s):

Anatoly Andriash

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

BP Exploration Operating Company Limited

Shell

Rosatom

Gazprom Export

Novatek

Real estate and construction Tier 2

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the cross-practice group led by corporate specialist Valentina Gluhovskaya handles a wide range of issues concerning commercial, residential and industrial real estate. The team also has a notable presence in the construction space, where it stands out for its extensive experience in EPC contracts. Senior associate Anastasia Kastelskaya is a key contact for contractual arrangements, and senior associate Natalia Petrovskaya is noted for her expertise in town planning and land regulation work.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Gluhovskaya

Testimonials

The team shows understanding of the client’s business and its needs, and remains efficient in delivering services under strict deadlines.

Key clients

IRC Limited

Lhoist

TogliattiAzot

Rosatom Group

Gazprom Neft

Transport Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright's full-service transportation practice advises a mix of Russian and international clients in the aviation, shipping and automotive sectors, such as the S7 Group, on transport-related corporate transactions, finance and regulatory matters. Alexander Tsakoev specialises in banking and asset finance, with noted expertise in aircraft finance, leasing transactions and ECA-secured financing. Konstantin Konstantinov is the other key partner for corporate and financial transactions.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Key clients

AirBridgeCargo Airlines

Atran LLC

Siberia Airlines, PJSC

Tawazun Holding LLC

Globus LLC

 

The firm

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Areas of Practice

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. For more information, see nortonrosefulbright.com

Offices

We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Québec, Rio de Janeiro, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington, DC. In Africa, we have alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Number of partners (worldwide): 1,000+
Number of other fee-earners (worldwide): 2,000+

Total staff: 7,500+

Global Key Contacts

Financial institutions: James Bateson
Energy: Anne Lapierre and John Mauel
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Nick Merritt
Transport: Harry Theochari
Technology: Nick Abrahams
Life sciences and healthcare: Stacey Martinez and Randy Sutton

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial institutions James Bateson
Energy Charles Whitney
Infrastructure, mining and commodities Dirk Trautmann
Transport Harry Theochari
Technology and innovation Sean Murphy
Life sciences and healthcare Huw Evans
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Anatoly Andriash  photo Mr Anatoly Andriash
Mrs Valentina Gluhovskaya  photo Mrs Valentina Gluhovskaya
Mr Yaroslav Klimov  photo Mr Yaroslav Klimov
Mr Konstantin Konstantinov  photo Mr Konstantin Konstantinov
Mr Julian Traill  photo Mr Julian Traill
Mr Alexander Tsakoev  photo Mr Alexander Tsakoev
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Athens
Other offices : Austin
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Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Beijing
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Other offices : Brisbane
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Other offices : Casablanca
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Other offices : Denver
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Other offices : Durban
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Houston
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia)
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : London
Other offices : Los Angeles
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Melbourne
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Minneapolis
Other offices : Monaco
Other offices : Montréal
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Ottawa
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Piraeus
Other offices : Port Moresby
Other offices : Québec
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro
Other offices : Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm)
Other offices : San Antonio
Other offices : San Francisco
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : St Louis
Other offices : Sydney
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Toronto
Other offices : Vancouver
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Washington, DC
Other offices : In Africa, it has alliances with firms in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe.