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Norton Rose Fulbright Offices
WHITE SQUARE OFFICE CENTER
BUTYRSKY VAL STR. 10, BLDG. A,
Norton Rose Fulbright > The Legal 500 Rankings
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 professional’ Alexander Tsakoev heads up the department and has extensive experience in high-value cross-border transactions. Of counsel Ksenia Zolotova is also noted.
‘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.‘
Amsterdam Trade Bank
Bank GPB International S.A.
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Deutsche Bank AG
Euler Hermes Deutschland
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Sberbank of Russia
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.
‘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.‘
Rosneft Oil Company
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.
Valentina Gluhovskaya; Anatoly Andriash
‘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.‘
Rosneft Oil Company
BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
Shell Exploration and Production (LVXI) B.V.
Tawazun Holding LLC
Kinross Gold Corporation
‘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.‘
Trans Holdings Overseas S.A.
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.
International Finance Corporation
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.
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.
‘The team shows understanding of the client’s business and its needs, and remains efficient in delivering services under strict deadlines.‘
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.
Siberia Airlines, PJSC
Tawazun Holding LLC
Norton Rose Fulbright > Firm Profile
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
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
|Financial institutions||James Bateson|
|Infrastructure, mining and commodities||Dirk Trautmann|
|Technology and innovation||Sean Murphy|
|Life sciences and healthcare||Huw Evans|
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