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Norton Rose Fulbright
125047 MOSCOW

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright regularly acts for leading Russian and international and corporations in the oil and gas, mining and healthcare sectors. Key areas of activity include syndicated lending, real estate and asset finance, debt capital markets and restructuring. Practice head Alexander Tsakoev is noted for his expertise in structured trade and commodities finance. Others figures of note are Konstantin Konstantinov, who advises on secured financing and project finance, and counsel Ksenia Zolotova, who is a key name for financings involving export credit agencies.

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright handles all stages of project financing, syndicated and secured lending transactions under Russian law, and is also recognised for its expertise in sanctions issues. Alexander Tsakoev advises Russian and international financial institutions on all banking transactions, with a particular speciality in structured trade and commodities finance, including pre-export and pre-payment financings. Also of note are Konstantin Konstantinov and Ksenia Zolotova.

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright combines its ‘outstanding knowledge in the oil and gas industry’ with ‘expertise in mining and subsoil matters’, and is regularly instructed on large-scale financing, M&A transactions and joint ventures. Key figures Julian Traill and Anatoly Andriash are ‘very experienced in Russian M&A deals in the energy sector’ and advise on joint ventures and project financing. Alexander Tsakoev specialises in financial transactions and oil supply and trading arrangements and Vera Shaftan is recommended for corporate matters. Konstantin Konstantinov and senior associates Daria Litvinova and Oksana Gorshkolepova joined the team from Chadbourne & Parke. 

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright’s commercial practice is comprised of ‘highly skilled, internationally qualified partners’, who are ‘excellent at handling complex cross-border M&A transactions across a diverse range of sectors including energy, financial services, fintech, food and beverage, among others. Key figure and ‘English law expertJulian Traill ‘is very experienced in cross-border M&A and joint ventures in the Russian oil and gas sector’. Also of note is Konstantin Konstantinov, who handles joint ventures, project finance and secured financing deals, and Janna Smirnova, who is ‘knowledgeable in all Russian corporate and commercial matters’.

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is best known for handling high-value disputes in the energy and natural resources sector and for the domestic enforcement of international arbitral awards. Head of Russia and the CIS -wide dispute resolution practice, Yaroslav Klimov and senior associate Andrey Panov are representing Russian clients across a mix of sectors in significant LCIA proceedings and Stockholm-seated ICC arbitrations.

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is a popular choice for clients in the banking, energy, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Department head Yaroslav Klimov leads on significant and high-value commercial disputes. Counsel Alexey Borodak has substantial court room experience and is particularly recommended for insurance-related disputes.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Headed by Valentina Gluhovskaya, the real estate department at Norton Rose Fulbright supports clients with general and transactional advice regarding all types of real estate and construction projects. The firm has significant expertise in handling EPC contracts.

Transport Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright advises transportation companies on their day-to-day operations, as well as on asset finance, corporate transactions and regulatory matters. The ‘very capable’ team is jointly headed by Alexander Tsakoev and Konstantin Konstantinov.


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


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
Other offices : Bahrain
Other offices : Bangkok
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Bogotá
Other offices : Brisbane
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Calgary
Other offices : Canberra
Other offices : Cape Town
Other offices : Caracas
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Dallas
Other offices : Dar es Salaam
Other offices : Denver
Other offices : Dubai
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.