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

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright is noted for its industry specific expertise in the energy, mining, and life sciences and healthcare sectors, where it acts for both borrowers and lenders. Supported by the firm’s London-based resources group, the team is a popular choice for domestic and cross-border trade finance mandates; in this space, it counts large clients the likes of Rosneft Oil Company and Gazprom Neft among its clients. Alexander Tsakoev leads the practice, assisted by counsel Ksenia Zolotova and senior associate Alexandra Semykina.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Other key lawyers:

Ksenia Zolotova; Alexandra Semykina

Testimonials

‘Deep immersion in the project. Resources sufficient to implement the most complex projects in a short time and at the highest professional level. Rich experience and knowledge of the best practices in the market.’

‘Alexander Tsakoev is a partner who is completely immersed in the client’s projects, providing high-quality support. Alexander is always available to the client and responds to all requests as quickly as possible.’

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

Gazprom Neft

Bausch Health Companies Inc.

Louis Dreyfus

Silver Bear plc

Global Fashion Group SA

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 2

Led by Alexander Tsakoev, Norton Rose Fulbright has a strong track record in structured trade and commodity financing, including prepayment mandates in the energy sector. The practice is also gaining ground in the financial regulation space, where it acts for a number of international financial institutions. The firm’s global network provides a reliable foundation for the team’s notable multi-jurisdictional work; its close recent collaboration with the teams in London and Amsterdam particularly stands out. Similarly, the firm’s innovation initiatives also contribute to the group’s cross-border strength; a standout example is NRF Transform, a global programme coordinating the deployment of people, technology and processes based on the needs of each particular project.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Konstantinov; Ksenia Zolotova; Alexandra Semykina

Key clients

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Citibank Europe Plc

Citibank Russia

Commerzbank AG

Deutsche Bank AG

Société Générale / Rosbank

VTB Capital

VTB Bank Europe SE

Mizuho Bank, Ltd

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 2

At Norton Rose Fulbright, the corporate team is praised by clients for its ‘deep understanding and vast experience in financing and M&A transactions’; it is also particularly active in joint venture and restructuring matters. The group stands out for its wide-ranging expertise, spanning the technology, transport, real estate, energy and natural resources sectors. Valentina Gluhovskaya and Anatoly Andriash jointly lead the practice; US-qualified Konstantin Konstantinov and UK-qualified Julian Traill are also key team members.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Gluhovskaya; Anatoly Andriash

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Konstantinov; Julian Traill; Janna Smirnova; Vera Shaftan; Daria Litvinova; Maxim Meaker

Testimonials

‘Deep understanding and vast experience in financing and M&A transactions.’

‘Konstantin Konstantinov is always available, including on weekends if necessary; responds to requests almost instantly, regardless of the number of projects he works on; focuses on really important issues; does not waste time on unnecessary things; identifies risks and weaknesses from afar.’

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

BP Exploration Operating Company

Shell

Novatek

BlaBlaCar

VTB Capital

PJSC Tatneft

Rosatom

Monopoly

Russian Direct Investment Fund

Gazprom

Barrick Gold Corporation

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The energy and natural resources offering at Norton Rose Fulbright leverages the firm's extensive corporate, banking and dispute resolution expertise to provide a full range of services to an enviable roster of notable companies from the oil and gas industry. Core team members include Anatoly Andriash, whose key clients include Rosneft and Shell; co-head of the Moscow office Valentina Gluhovskaya; transactional expert Julian Triall; banking and finance specialist Alexander Tsakoev; and Yaroslav Klimov, who focuses on litigious matters. The group is also handling an increasing amount of work in the mining and nuclear power sectors.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Gluhovskaya; Anatoly Andriash; Alexander Tsakoev; Yaroslav Klimov

Other key lawyers:

Julian Traill

Key clients

Rosneft Oil Company

BP Exploration Operating Company Limited

Shell

Novatek

Gazprom Neft

Gazprom

PJSC Tatneft

Rosatom

Barrick Gold Corporation

Kinross Gold Corporation

Deutsche Bank AG

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has carved out a reputation for its construction work in the infrastructure, energy, and oil and gas sectors. The team has extensive experience handling EPC contracts; Russian and Italian-qualified senior associate Anastasia Kastelskaya stands out in this respect. Town planning, commercial property issues and property transactions are also mainstays of the practice. Senior partner Valentina Gluhovskaya heads up the department and is highly regarded as a member of the Urban Development Expert Group, established by the Russian government. Senior associate Natalia Petrovskaya focuses on issues involving land legislation.

Practice head(s):

Valentina Gluhovskaya

Other key lawyers:

Anastasia Kastelskaya; Natalia Petrovskaya

Testimonials

‘Partner Valentina Glukhovskaya and senior lawyers Anastasia Kastelskaya and Natalia Petrovskaya make up a team that is capable of meeting all needs of a business client.’

Key clients

Togliattiazot

Gazprom Neft

Atomstroyexport

JSC ASE EC

Rusatom Service

Rusatom Overseas

Transport Tier 2

Cross-border coverage of all transport sub-sectors, including aviation, shipping and infrastructure, is provided by the team at Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm stands out particularly for its transactional expertise, and its proficiency in all related financial, corporate and regulatory matters. Practice head Alexander Tsakoev is known as an asset finance specialist, and is noted particularly for assisting with aircraft financing mandates, including advising on financial leasing and operational leasing transactions. Commercial expert Konstantin Konstantinov handles secured financing, project finance issues, securities legislation and M&A work in the transport field.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Tsakoev

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Konstantinov

Key clients

Atran LLC

Siberia Airlines, PJSC

Comuto SA (BlaBlaCar)

Monopoly

Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright houses a group composed of ‘highly qualified, knowledgeable and talented specialists’ in international commercial arbitration. The team regularly acts alongside its colleagues abroad; recent examples include cooperation with the teams in London and Houston. Clients prize the ability of practice head Yaroslav Klimov to handle high-profile matters; he is well versed in acting as counsel to both claimants and respondents. Associate Sergey Avakyan is also a key team member.

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Klimov

Other key lawyers:

Sergey Avakyan

Testimonials

‘Norton Rose Fulbright has significant experience and exposure in international arbitration. Its team consists of highly qualified, knowledgeable and talented specialists, who deliver excellent work within strict time limits.’

‘Yaroslav Klimov, head of NRF’s dispute resolution practice in Russia and the CIS, is a dynamic partner who has the ability, confidence, experience and knowledge to run complex high-profile disputes.

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright acts across the gamut of commercial, regulatory and corporate disputes. Contentious bankruptcy and debt recovery work has been a particular area of uptick for the team – a space in which it counts DHL’s subsidiary European Air Transport Leipzig among its clients. Practice head Yaroslav Klimov has cross-border litigation experience spanning over two decades. Counsel Alexey Borodak has notable credentials in insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Klimov

Other key lawyers:

Alexey Borodak

Key clients

Togliattiazot

European Air Transport Leipzig

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 Partner. Joint head of Moscow
Mrs Valentina Gluhovskaya  photo Mrs Valentina Gluhovskaya Senior partner. Joint head of Moscow
Mr Yaroslav Klimov  photo Mr Yaroslav Klimov Partner, Head of dispute resolution and litigation in Russia/CIS
Mr Konstantin Konstantinov  photo Mr Konstantin Konstantinov Partner
Mr Julian Traill  photo Mr Julian Traill Partner
Mr Alexander Tsakoev  photo Mr Alexander Tsakoev Partner, Head of Banking
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.