Firm Profile > Dechert Russia LLC > Moscow, Russia

Dechert Russia LLC
UL. GASHEKA 7 STR. 1
123056 MOSCOW
Russia

Russia > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

The workload of the team at Dechert Russia LLC comprises instruction from prominent players in the mining sector, mandates concerning power generation and issues regarding sanctions affecting the energy and natural resources industries. With sanctions expert Laura Brank at the helm, the group is regularly called on to advise major international and domestic mining and metals corporates on US and EU-related sanctions matters.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Key clients

Kinross

Mechel

Almonty

Russia > Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side Tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC has extensive experience of cross-border acquisition financing, as well as financial restructuring and debt refinancing. Practice head Laura Brank splits time between London and Moscow. Senior associate Kirill Skopchevskiy, who is dual qualified in Russia and New York, is also a key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Other key lawyers:

Kirill Skopchevskiy

Key clients

Alfa-Bank

Deutsche Bank AG

Eurobank Ergasias S.A.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Mechel

Moneygram International

Potentia Capital

Southern Kuzbass OAO

Yakutugol HC OAO

Vermeer

Trust Bank

Russia > Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow Tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC is adept at handling M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance issues, and matters pertaining to the establishment and restructuring of Russia-based operations. The team’s client roster consists of a varied mix of financial institutions, private equity clients, and companies active in the TMT, mining, real estate and leisure sectors. Its recent work stands out in the natural resources sector; practice head Laura Brank and Evgenia Korotkova assisted longstanding Canadian client Kinross Gold Corporation with the $283m acquisition of Chulbatkan.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Other key lawyers:

Evgenia Korotkova; Kirill Skopchevskiy; Pavel Dunaev

Key clients

ABBYY

Aton

Dufry

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

American Express Global Business Travel

Hyatt International

Kinross Gold

Mechel

Raytheon

Russian Direct Investment Fund

Trust Bank

Sinopec

Russia > Real estate and construction Tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC has extensive experience in M&A and finance transactions in the real estate space. It is very active in the mining sector; it provides land law and construction advice to Kinross in relation to its mining activities. The team regularly draws on the firm’s global capabilities and works closely with London-based colleagues; practice head Laura Brank splits her time between Moscow and London.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Key clients

Hyatt

Kinross

Enka

Goldbar

Russia > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5

Dechert Russia LLC is particularly well-versed in the financial restructuring realm. Managing partner Laura Brank splits her time between London and Moscow.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Russia > Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 6

Dechert Russia LLC has carved out a reputation for its work on corporate litigation and contractual disputes. It relies upon its global network for multi-jurisdictional matters, having most recently acted alongside the teams based in London and the US. Practice head Laura Brank  splits her time between Moscow and London. Associate Maryana Batalova is the key practitioner in Moscow.

Practice head(s):

Laura Brank

Other key lawyers:

Maryana Batalova

Key clients

Deutsche Bank AG

Enka İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş.

Fedex, Inc. / Co VOF /SN

Sberbank

Dechert’s Moscow team includes some of the leading advisors on both domestic and cross-border corporate, real estate and financing transactions, and domestic and international dispute resolution in the region. Our senior lawyers have advised on matters in Russia and involving Russian companies since the early 1990s.

With lawyers fluent in English and Russian – and qualified to practice in Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom – we provide legal expertise, commercial judgment and cross-border capabilities together with an appreciation of the region’s political and cultural sensitivities and regulatory and administrative practices.

Department Name Email Telephone
Office Managing Partner Laura M. Brank laura.brank@dechert.com +7 499 922 1100
Photo Name Position Profile
 Laura Brank photo Laura Brank
Mr Pavel Dunaev  photo Mr Pavel Dunaev Associate
Ms Evgenia Korotkova photo Ms Evgenia Korotkova National Partner
Mr Kirill Skopchevskiy photo Mr Kirill Skopchevskiy Associate
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