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Allen & Overy Legal Services
107031 MOSCOW
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Work Department

Asset finance / Transport


Ilya Dvorkin is a partner and the head of the Structured and Asset Finance practice in Russia. He is a recognised expert in the field of asset finance and acts for all of the leading players in the Russian and international aviation market. Ilya’s practice features a wide range of aircraft-financing matters, including pre-delivery payment financings, ECA financings, aircraft sale and purchase transactions, portfolio sales and leasing, as well as related Russian tax, customs and regulatory issues. Ilya was one of the first lawyers to successfully lead the repossession of aircraft from Russia on behalf of an international lessor. He represents major Russian and international aircraft lessors and banks on their restructurings, aviation related disputes and airline bankruptcy cases in Russia.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Transport

(Leading individuals)

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A wide range of clients including banks, financers, lessors, export credit agencies and manufacturers instruct the well-known international asset finance practice at Allen & Overy Legal Services, which stands out for its ‘extremely broad expertise in aviation and shipping‘. In Moscow, the lead is taken by Ilya Dvorkin, whom one client describes as ‘one of the best aviation lawyers in the Russian market‘. The group is also able to call on the firm’s London team for additional support on cross-border matters.

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Allen & Overy Legal Services is noted for its capacity to handle restructuring matters for both debtor and creditor clients, with an unsurpassed strength in the banking sector. The team relies upon the wider firm’s global resources for cross-border transactions; recent work has involved close cooperation with the firm’s offices in places such as London and Warsaw. Igor Gorchakov and Ilya Dvorkin share leadership of the practice with Oleg Khomenko, who splits time between Moscow and London. Counsel Sergey Blinov is also a key team member.

Russia > Energy and natural resources

Allen & Overy Legal Services fields a capable cross-departmental team, which comprises specialists from a number of the firm’s core practices. Anton Konnov and Bulat Zhambalnimbuev are jointly responsible for overseeing corporate and regulatory mandates, while Ilya Dvorkin focuses on work which intersects with the transport sector. Igor Gorchakov and Oleg Khomenko handle matters relating to the financing of energy and natural resources projects.

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Allen & Overy Legal Services combines Russian and English law expertise, which, coupled with its access to the firm’s global networks, makes it a key destination for large domestic and international banks. The team regularly takes lead roles on mandates involving the energy, mining and natural resources sectors, and has seen recent activity in the acquisition finance space. In a standout highlight, the practice acted for VTB Bank on backing up Fortiana Holdings as a buyer of a 40.06% stake in Highland Gold Mining from Roman Abramovich. Igor Gorchakov and Ilya Dvorkin head up the department with Oleg Khomenko, who splits time between Moscow and London. Counsel Sergey Blinov is another name to note.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Distinguished by its English law capabilities on the ground, Allen & Overy Legal Services has a core focus on handling cross-border structured finance transactions. Syndicated lending is also a mainstay of the practice; in this space, it benefits from its collaboration on Russian law standard documentation with the Association of Regional Banks of Russia. The department is led by Igor Gorchakov, asset finance specialist Ilya Dvorkin, and Oleg Khomenko, who splits his time between Moscow and London. Counsel Sergey Blinov is also noted.