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Dentons' Russian Banking and Finance Practice


Tim is a partner in Dentons’ Moscow and London offices. He has worked on Russia- and CIS-related transactions for more than 29 years and has developed a reputation as a leading expert among his peers and clients. He specialises in cross-border transactions and financings of all types, including bilateral and syndicated lending, real estate finance and project finance. Tim has a thorough understanding of the peculiarities of working with Russian international financial institutions and restructurings. This includes his two years of experience working in the Office of General Counsel of EBRD in London, on a working sabbatical (2001-2002).

In addition to his banking and finance capabilities, Tim has significant corporate experience, including M&A and joint ventures. He devotes particular attention to direct foreign investment projects including the structuring and implementation of greenfield projects, as well as debt restructurings and insolvencies. Tim is the author of the Russia chapter of the Collier International Business Insolvency Guide. Also he frequently travels to St. Petersburg, where he was based for 6½ years (1993-1999), during much of which period he acted as the office’s Managing Partner.


•Head of Russian Banking and Finance practice (1993 – present) •Managing partner of Saint Petersburg office (1993-1999) •Partner – Dentons (formerly Salans) from (1994 – present)


English, French, Russian


•The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia •The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC)


University of Michigan, 1986, MA University of Michigan, 1985, JD Leningrad State University, 1984 University of Michigan, 1982, BA Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, 1980

Lawyer Rankings

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency

Dentons‘ cross-practice department maintains a well-established market position due to its traditional strength in loan and export trade debt restructuring. The team has recently expanded the scope of its indebtedness restructuring work beyond the CIS region, handling work concerning jurisdictions as far afield as Central America. Adjusting to the market’s Covid-19-related needs, the department has been focusing on regulatory advice relating to the government’s newly introduced legislative changes. Andrei Strijak leads the practice, where the New York-qualified Timothy Stubbs, litigation department head Roman Zaitsev are also key figures.

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

(Hall of Fame)

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Dentons offers a wide range of banking and finance services, including bilateral and syndicated lending, project, trade and asset financing transactions. Clients praise the group’s ability to draw on the firm’s global resources; recent work includes regular close cooperation with the London-based team, where Logan Wright takes the lead. Timothy Stubbs heads the department and has longstanding experience in the financial regulation realm. Andrei Strijak has a specialism in acquisition finance, among other areas. Other noteworthy figures in the team include capital markets expert Tamer Amara, and counsels Filipp Petyukov and Dennis Montgomery.

Russia > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Dentons has strength in financial regulatory matters and also brings together the expertise of lawyers qualified in Russia, the UK and the US. New York-qualified practice head Timothy Stubbs is a key contact for cross-border mandates. For multi-jurisdictional matters, the team is also backed by the expertise of its colleagues in London, where Logan Wright is the standout practitioner. Also noted are Evgenia Laurson, who splits her time between Moscow and London, and Andrei Strijak.