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 > Banking and finance: Borrower side

At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, head of banking and finance Grigory Marinichev is, according to one client, ‘the top choice for any international transaction within Russia and the CIS’ and also stands out for his ‘excellent negotiation skills and wide network of connections’, where his practice spans structured finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring transactions and insolvency matters. He and London-based Bruce Johnston advised Nord Gold on a $325m financing by Sberbank. Senior associate Alexey Chertov is ‘a committed and efficient lawyer with extensive experience in prepayment and pre-export finance.

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

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Grigory Marinichev

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s team has ‘profound legal knowledge and is innovative, proactive and has vast experience both in international financings and in restructuring and insolvency’. ‘Innovative and efficient’ practice head Grigory Marinichev is ‘the go-to expert for complex Russian, CIS and international finance transactions’; his recent highlights include advising ING Bank on a $570m pre-export finance facility for Siberian Anthracite, and assisting UniCredit Bank (London branch), as agent, with a $750m syndicated financing for EuroChem Group. Senior associate and ‘rising star’  Alexey Chertov has ‘extensive knowledge of the Russian prepayment finance market’ and regularly supports Marinichev on the practice’s largest transactions.

Russia > Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s ‘highly professional and very well-connected’ team is led by Dmitry Ivanov, who is a ‘first-rate international lawyer with great strategic skills who always remains calm under pressure‘. He and finance partner Grigory Marinichev are representing a major European bank in debt recovery LCIA proceedings. The team maintains close contact with its London office to advise on cross-border proceedings and is particularly active in debt recovery, restructuring and insolvency-related disputes and in the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a strong reputation for M&A transactions, joint ventures and project development in the energy and natural resources space and is particularly active in upstream oil and gas projects. The team’s extensive expertise in high-value cross border transactions saw practice head Jonathan Hines, alongside Alexander Marchenko and Kseniya Lopatkina, advise Gazprom Neft on its entry into a joint venture with Mubadala Petroleum and Russian Direct Investment Fund and assisted Oil India with its intended acquisition of a minority stake in the Vankor cluster oilfields in the Krasnoyarsk region from Rosneft. Finance specialist Grigory Marinichev advises on refinancing, bond issues, export financing, loans and loan restructurings for major energy, oil and gas, and mining clients. Jennifer Josefson was a new arrival from King & Spalding LLP in November 2019.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

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Grigory Marinichev

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s restructuring practice is supported by a cross-border team of finance and dispute resolution experts, and is regularly instructed by leading Russian banks as well as international institutions and their Russian subsidiaries. Practice head Grigory Marinichev specialises in advising international lenders and borrowers on debt restructuring transactions and insolvency matters. He and London-based litigation partner Peter Sharp are representing VTB Bank, as part of a syndicate of international banks, in the bankruptcy proceedings of various entities within the Red October metallurgical group.