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Clifford Chance
125047 MOSCOW

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Victoria Bortkevicha specialises in a variety of banking transactions related to financing of Russian corporate and banking entities, secured and unsecured financing, project financing transactions, real estate financing transactions, aircraft finance and PPP projects in the Russian Federation. Victoria also specialises in regulatory work related to the Russian banking and insurance activities.


Admitted as an advocate in Russia 1995
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2008

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Clifford Chance adopts a cross-practice approach to contentious and non-contentious issues, particularly relying on the strength of its banking and finance and dispute resolution teams. The Moscow-based group also works closely with the firm’s insolvency experts in London. The particular sector-specific expertise of the practice spans the mining, metals and transport industries. Managing partner Victoria Bortkevicha, dispute resolution practice head Timur Aitkulov and Vladimir Barbolin are all key contacts for the team’s client base, which encompasses banks, financial institutions and companies.

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

Victoria BortkevichaClifford Chance LLP

Clifford Chance is noted for its strength in advising on Russian law syndicated lending; the team also handles asset finance, structured finance, real estate finance, project finance and debt restructuring mandates. The department focuses on the real estate, mining and metals, oil and gas, and aviation sectors. Victoria Bortkevicha heads up the department, and clients single out Vladimir Barbolin.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

(Hall of Fame)

Victoria BortkevichaClifford Chance LLP

Managing partner Victoria Bortkevicha heads up Clifford Chance’s banking and finance department, which assists banks and borrowers with high-value transactions. Recent work includes handling issues in the infrastructure and energy arenas, which are key areas of knowledge for Bortkevicha. Vladimir Barbolin heads up the real estate finance group and has niche expertise in cross-border finance work. The team also has capabilities in Russian and English law, which were additionally bolstered following the move of English-qualified counsel Igor Bichenkov to Moscow from the firm’s Dubai office.

Russia > Transport

(Leading individuals)

Victoria BortkevichaClifford Chance

Clifford Chance has expertise across the full breadth of aviation matters, including financing, leasing, portfolio sales, security, sale and purchase transactions, insolvency issues, regulatory matters, litigation, tax and customs matters, and repossessions. The cross-disciplinary team led by Victoria Bortkevicha has also been active in transactions involving private jets and yachts. Bortkevicha, who specialises in asset finance as well as trade and project finance, is frequently accompanied by associate Vadim Turtsev, who is experienced in transactions, financing and regulatory matters in the aviation and shipping sectors.

Russia > PPP and infrastructure projects

Clifford Chance advises a mix of private investors, developers and international financial institutions as lenders on large-scale regional and federal PPP projects in the transportation, healthcare, mining and energy sectors. The practice assists in the drafting of concession/PPP agreements,  financial documentation and construction contracts, including EPC and design and build contracts. Managing partner Victoria Bortkevicha is the main figure in the practice.