Mr Grigory Marinichev > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Moscow, Russia > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
127051 MOSCOW

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Grigory is a partner in the firm’s Moscow office who represents international lenders and borrowers in structured finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring transactions, and insolvency issues. Grigory advises clients in the metals, mining, telecommunications, oil and gas, and power generation industries on a range of financial transactions—from syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, refinancing, and bond issues, to export financing, loans, and loan restructurings. He also represents and advises project sponsors, export credit agencies, and multilateral financial institutions. For more information, view Grigory’s biography at


English, Russian


Member, St. Petersburg Baltic Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

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Grigory MarinichevMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is adept at handling restructuring transactions and bankruptcy-related claims for clients from Russia, CIS countries and Central Asia. The team works closely with its London and New York colleagues on cross-border contentious issues, such as debt repayment disputes. Large banks and investors rely upon the expertise of practice head Grigory Marinichev for restructuring work.

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

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Grigory MarinichevMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is regularly instructed by both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of financing transactions in Russia and across the CIS region. The group often acts seamlessly with its UK office, with recent standout examples in the syndicated lending, prepayment finance and project finance space; London-based duo Bruce Johnston and Ayesha Waheed are key names here. The department’s strength in prepayment finance is significant, often involving mandates in the oil and gas sector; practice head Grigory Marinichev and senior associate Alexey Chertov are both highly regarded in this space. Konstantin Kochetkov is a key contact for sovereign debt and infrastructure-related transactions. Associates Alexander Geda and Yaroslav Smorodin also have significant cross-border experience.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

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Grigory MarinichevMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

The lawyers at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP are qualified in Russia, the US and the UK. The team’s cross-border offering is enhanced by its regular collaboration with the firm’s London office, predominantly in the area of project financing. The practice is gaining additional ground in the prepayment finance space; Konstantin Kochetkov typically leads on assisting large Russian oil industry clients. The group is also very active handling repurchase transactions in the commodities sector, with department head Grigory Marinichev being a go-to expert in this space. Senior associate Alexey Chertov and associate Yaroslav Smorodin are also noted.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP‘s CIS team, under the leadership of experienced practitioner Jonathan Hines, continues to attract instructions from prominent global corporates, development and exploration companies, and international traders in the energy, mining, and power sectors. With the recent arrival of Jennifer Josefson and senior associate Alexandra Rotar from King & Spalding LLP, the firm significantly strengthened its expertise in the oil, gas, LNG, petrochemicals, and natural resources industries. For structured and project finance, syndicated lending and insolvency issues, Grigory Marinichev is the name to note. Of counsel Alexander Marchenko advises clients on onshore and offshore acquisitions and divestitures of exploration and production assets.

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ‘quick, professional and reliable’ team is noted for its ability to handle complex cross-border insolvency claims. This manifested itself in its cooperation with colleagues in London and New York in representing East-West United Bank in $75m cross-border insolvency proceedings; department co-head Grigory Marinichev took the lead and was assisted by associate Alexey Chertov. The department is at the forefront of litigation in the financial and pharmaceutical sectors. Practice co-head Dmitry Ivanov stands out for his recent work on multi-jurisdictional parallel proceedings.