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Clifford Chance

UL. GASHEKA 6, 125047 MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Tel:
Work +7 495 258 5050
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Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

Victoria Bortkevicha

Tel:
Work +7 495725 6406
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Clifford Chance

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

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.

Education

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


Russia

Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Leading individuals

Victoria Bortkevicha - Clifford Chance

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Clifford Chance's team stands out for its ‘unique combination of professional and talented lawyers with strong expertise in English and Russian law aspects’ and is ‘a safe pair of hands’ for syndicated lending, structured financings, project financing matters and debt restructuring. Russia practice head Victoria Bortkevicha specialises in transactions with a nexus to the energy and infrastructure sectors. A notable highlight saw Bortkevicha and other members of a cross-office team act for Yamal LNG (a joint-venture between Novatek, Total, CNPC and Silk Road Fund) on the $19bn project financing associated with the development of a major new LNG liquefaction plant and related facilities on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. Vladimir Barbolin, who heads up the real estate finance practice, made partner in June 2018.

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Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Within: Leading individuals

Victoria Bortkevicha - Clifford Chance

Within: Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

At Clifford Chance, Victoria Bortkevicha has a strong track record in secured and unsecured financing, project financing transactions and real estate financing. Vladimir Barbolin is a key name for cross-border financing. The practice advised several Russian and international banks, including Société Générale (with Rosbank) and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank on an $825m facility for Uralkali. Adam Fadian departed for Allen & Overy LLP.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Clifford Chance’s expertise in large-scale financing continues to attract international lenders which regularly instruct the practice on corporate transactions, capital markets deals and financing mandates concerning high-value LNG projects. Banking and finance partners Victoria Bortkevicha and Vladimir Barbolin advised 18 international banks on the $2.5bn financing for a mining company.

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Restructuring and insolvency

Within: Restructuring and insolvency

At Clifford Chance, managing partner Victoria Bortkevicha is a specialist in banking transactions and also heads the insolvency practice. She and Vladimir Barbolin are advising long-standing client Sberbank on Utair’s debt restructuring. Dispute resolution partner Timur Aitkulov represents international clients in bankruptcy proceedings.

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Transport

Within: Leading individuals

Victoria Bortkevicha - Clifford Chance

Within: Transport

Headed by Victoria Bortkevicha, the team at Clifford Chance is praised for its ‘ratio of quality to costs’. The team advised SMBC Aviation Capital on leasing eight A320neo aircraft to Siberia Airlines, as well as on the sale of 20 aircraft to Aircastle. Senior associate Anna Nikulina relocated to London. Senior associate Vadim Turtsev joined from Allen & Overy Legal Services; he is a specialist in aircraft finance transactions and is recommended for his ‘deep knowledge and great project management skills’.

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