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Allen & Overy Legal Services
DMITROVSKY PEREULOK 9
107031 MOSCOW
Russia

Transport Tier 1

The practice at Allen & Overy Legal Services is headed by Ilya Dvorkin, who is recognised as an expert in the field of asset finance and regularly advises leading Russian and international lessors such as KrasAir, KD Avia and Aeroflot Cargo. Dvorkin's practice focuses on a wide range of aircraft financing matters, including pre-delivery payment financings, export credit agency (ECA) financings, aircraft sale and purchase transactions, portfolio sales and leasing, as well as related Russian restructuring and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Aeroflot

GE Capital Aviation Services

VEB-Leasing

AerCap

VTB Leasing

AerSale

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 3

The banking team at Allen & Overy Legal Services has notable strength in syndicated loans and structured finance work. Department co-head Igor Gorchakov specialises in project finance, real estate finance, and financial services regulation, while fellow co-head Ilya Dvorkin is an expert in asset finance matters, particularly in the shipping and aviation sectors. Co-head Oleg Khomenko specialises in financing mandates in developing markets, and splits his time between London and Moscow. Counsel Sergey Blinov is also recommended for his well-rounded banking and finance transactional expertise.

Testimonials

I have mainly worked with Sergey Blinov. He is very professional and experienced. It is easy to reach him, and he responds very quickly to queries.

Key clients

Jacobs Douwe Egberts BV

KCA Deutag

Rosneft

GeoProMining

State Transport Leasing Company

Novatek

Sistema

GTLK Europe DAC

Lukoil

Renaissance Capital

Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 3

At Allen & Overy Legal Services, Igor Gorchakov, Ilya Dvorkin and recently promoted partner Oleg Khomenko jointly head up the practice, which regularly leads on cross-border transactions, working closely with the firm's London office. Particular areas of strength for the group include syndicated lending work and structured finance matters. Dvorkin has expertise in asset finance issues, and counsel Sergey Blinov is also recommended.

Testimonials

Great skills in negotiation and legal analysis

The team is noted for its high responsiveness and its ability to seek the solution for the client.

Key clients

VTB Group

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Sberbank of Russia / Sberbank Europe AG

Gazprombank / GPB International SA

ING

AO Raiffeisenbank / Raiffeisen Bank International AG

VEB-Leasing

Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 3

Allen & Overy Legal Services utilises its global network to advise clients on complex cross-border M&A and corporate transactions, with particular expertise in the oil and gas industry and financial services sector. The team has notable multi-jurisdictional project management skills, for which clients single out the expertise of practice co-head and recently promoted partner Bulat Zhambalnimbuev. Managing partner Anton Konnov also heads up the group and is a key contact for general corporate and commercial matters, regulatory advice and infrastructure-related issues.

Testimonials

First-class client orientation and deep business insight

A good team of professionals with great reputation and efficient approach to transactions

Bulat Zhambalnimbuev is our trusted adviser. Bulat is equally efficient in providing domestically focused business-oriented advice, as well as in coordinating work across multiple offices if we need expertise from abroad.

Key clients

Rosneft

Novatek

Gazprom

Schlumberger

Mubadala Development Company

Russian Direct Investment Fund

VTB Group

Sistema

Aeroflot

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Allen & Overy Legal Services' banking team has strong capabilities in bankruptcy proceedings and asset recovery matters. In the restructuring space, the team assists a variety of companies, financial institutions and investors. Igor Gorchakov and Ilya Dvorkin act as department co-heads.

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Testimonials

The team has always demonstrated high proactivity and has delivered very high-quality services.

Key clients

HSH Nordbank A.G.

VTB Bank (Deutschland) A.G.

UniCredit Bank AG

ING Bank

AustroFIN

Raiffeisen Bank International A.G.

Citibank

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Allen & Overy Legal Services fields a practice, which has in-depth knowledge of litigation in key focus areas including financial services, competition law, aviation, and property-related disputes. The team has experience in cross-border contentious work thanks to its close integration with the firm’s global dispute resolution group. Igor Gorchakov leads the department, which recently strengthened its offering following the arrival of counsel Andrey Panov from Norton Rose Fulbright in late 2019. Senior associate Igor Kokin and associate Gennady Yurin are also key contacts.

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Key clients

Morgan Stanley Bank International

Bank Saint-Petersburg

UniCredit Bank AG

VTB Leasing OJSC

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Bank of Scotland

Czech Export Bank

PayPal Pte. Ltd.

Aurora Airline

AustroFIN

Vnesheconombank

KPMG

mBank S.A. (Poland)

Kuke S.A. (Poland)

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

At Allen & Overy Legal Services, managing partner Anton Konnov and Bulat Zhambalnimbuev, who made partner in May 2019, act alongside their London-based colleagues on cross-border M&A, projects and financing transactions in the energy and natural resources sector.

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Key clients

Gazprom

Rosneft

ONGC Videsh

Schlumberger

Evraz

Lukoil

The firm: Allen & Overy is one of the largest international legal practices with approximately 5,500 staff including 550 partners worldwide. Since opening our first office in London in 1930, we have grown into a global organisation with over 40 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, North America, Central & South America, Africa and the Middle East. Our network combines broad international cover with deep local roots, and we are present in those locations which are the source or destination of the major international capital flows and in the financial centres that handle those flows. Our lawyers are qualified to practise in some 30 countries and speak 41 languages, ensuring our clients receive consistency of quality wherever they work with us.

Office in Russia: Allen & Overy has over 40 years of experience advising on transactions concerning the former Soviet Union and has been particularly active in Russia since 1993 when Allen & Overy Legal Services opened its Moscow office. Allen & Overy Legal Services in Moscow has
five partners and over 20 lawyers who are capable of advising on all aspects of English, Russian and U.S. law focusing, in particular, on banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, antitrust/competition, employment and benefits, capital markets, restructurings and projects.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Energy and Natural Resources, TMT, Mining and Metals, Projects Anton Konnov
Partner/Advocate, Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Restructuring, Projects Igor Gorchakov
Partner/Advocate, Aircraft Finance, Transport, Dispute Resolution, Restructuring Ilya Dvorkin
Partner, Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Energy and Natural Resources, TMT Bulat Zhambalnimbuev
Partner, Banking and Finance Oleg Khomenko
Counsel, Banking and Finance, Restructuring, Projects Sergey Blinov
Counsel, International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Andrey Panov
Photo Name Position Profile
 Anton Konnov photo Anton Konnov Anton Konnov is the Managing partner of the Moscow office and Head…
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