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Allen & Overy Legal Services
107031 MOSCOW

Work Department

Banking and finance


Sergey Blinov is a counsel in Banking practice. He is an all-round finance lawyer with substantial experience in a broad range of banking and finance transactions, covering trade finance, export credit finance, project finance, acquisition finance, subordinated loans, syndicated lending, restructurings (both consensual and contentious), and debt capital markets transactions. He has also advised various financial institutions on major insolvency proceedings and related litigation.

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

(Rising stars)

Sergey BlinovAllen & Overy Legal Services

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

(Rising stars)

Sergey BlinovAllen & Overy Legal Services

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.

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.