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Andrei Strijak

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Dentons' Russian Banking & Finance Practice


Andrei is a partner in Dentons’ Moscow office and the Head of Russian Aviation and Aerospace Practice. Andrei advises on a wide range of banking and finance matters, including bilateral and syndicated lending, trade and project finance, asset finance and debt capital markets. Andrei devotes particular attention to acquisition finance as well as debt restructuring and insolvency. 
His work has involved advising on multilateral institutional financing, structuring cross-border transactions (including joint venture projects) and foreign investment. A large part of Andrei’s work deals with leasing and purchase structures, aircraft financing and operating leases. He has represented many Russian and foreign entities, bank and prominent individuals for aircraft deliveries. He has represented local, national and international businesses as well as institutional and private lenders in connection with acquisition, investment, lending and restructuring transactions of all kinds.Andrei has also been involved in a number of high-profile restructurings. He has experience in private equity transactions across a variety of industry sectors, including manufacturing, mining, oil and gas and consumer products.


Partner - Dentons (formerly Salans), Moscow (2007 to date), Associate - Salans, Moscow (1996-2006), Bureau Francis Lefebvre (1994-1995)


Russian, English, French


Member of the Expert Council for the Legal Insight Magazine’s Contest "Best Legal Departments of Russia 2013"


Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO) (Law Degree, 1996)


Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Dentons' ‘market-leading’ practice continues to be at the forefront of financing transactions across Russia and the CIS regions owing to its expertise in finance regulation, project financings and acquisition and export finance. Following the firm's merger with Chinese firm, Dacheng, the Moscow practice is also uniquely positioned to handle various cross-border Chinese-CIS deals. Notable highlights include acting for UniCredit Bank on the financing of Nordgold group under a $75m facility agreement. Regulatory expert Timothy Stubbs advised The Central Bank of Russia on the drafting and development of consumer rights protection standards concerning the self-regulatory organisations of microfinance institutions. Other key figures include Evgenia Laurson and Andrei Strijak.

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Within: Transport

At Dentons, Andrei Strijak, Andrey Tarapov and Alexander Skoblo jointly head the department and focus on aviation, shipping and automotive matters, respectively. The firm represents Sita International in debt recovery claims regarding the bankruptcy of Russian airline Transaero. Other highlights include assisting Alrosa Air Company with aircraft lease agreements.

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