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Dechert Russia LLC


Banking and finance: Borrower side
Banking and finance: Borrower side - ranked: tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC’s well-regarded practice acts for Russian and foreign commercial banks, multilateral financial institutions and export credit agencies on multi-jurisdictional debt restructuring, project financings and the finance aspects of M&A deals. ‘Respected industry expert’ Laura Brank  regularly handles project and structured financing throughout Russia and the CIS region, and has recently handled a number of debt restructuring mandates. Dual-qualified counsels Olga Watson and Kirill Skopchevskiy specialise in debt and equity finance transactions.

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Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC’s advises on restructuring debt and equity deals and is regularly instructed to represent the interests of banks and lenders in bankruptcy-related matters and in the enforcement of credit arrangements, often alongside the London office. Recent highlights include advising the EBRD on its secured loan to Olzha, a private freight wagon operator in Kazakhstan, to finance the acquisition of rail cars and to refinance existing debt. Laura Brank  is the main figure.

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC is frequently instructed by leading domestic banks, sovereign wealth funds and investment groups to handles sizeable acquisitions and joint ventures deals in the energy, mining and oil and gas sectors. Laura Brank  chairs the practice, which has recently advised Hyatt International on corporate matters and the negotiation of management contracts for its chain of hotels operating across Russia and the CIS regions. Other key figures include Evgenia Korotkova, who advises domestic and multinational companies on M&A transactions, joint ventures and divestitures.

Leading individuals

Laura Brank - Dechert Russia LLC

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Dispute resolution: Litigation
Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC has 'a superb reputation for its advocacy in complex international litigation’. A key figure in the ‘responsive, experienced and value-for-money’ team is Yuri Makhonin, who regularly assists managing partner Laura Brank  in high-value cross-border disputes in the banking and finance and construction space. The team is representing Eurobank Ergasias in several bankruptcy-related domestic proceedings.

Next Generation Partners

Yuri Makhonin  - Dechert Russia LLC

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Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation
Dispute resolution: arbitration and mediation - ranked: tier 1

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC ‘provides a first-rate service and top quality advice for reasonable fees’. Yuri Makhonin, who leads on international arbitration matters, ‘is very knowledgeable, committed and commercially driven’ and is a ‘superb litigator’. Alexander Lazarev moved to Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC

Headed by Evgenia Korotkova, the labour department at Dechert Russia LLC handles issues concerning the recruitment and dismissal of staff, employment contracts, migration and dispute resolution. Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a notable client.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC has expertise across a broad range of regulatory, transactional and contentious matters. The team is headed by Laura Brank  and acts for leading domestic financial institutions and major players in the oil and gas, energy and mining sectors.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC handles transactional work regarding investment structuring, real estate project development and financing, and rights arising from the sale, acquisition and lease of real estate objects. The team advised Kinross Gold Corporation on issues regarding subsoil rights and mining deposits. Practice head Laura Brank and Evgenia Korotkova are the key contacts.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Dechert Russia LLC

At Dechert Russia LLC, Moscow managing partner Laura Brank  is representing Hochtief Projektentwicklung in bankruptcy proceedings against its Russian subsidiary, as well defending against several claims initiated by the subsidiaries’ creditors. She is also representing Metrolit, as one of the creditors of a Russian ceramics plant, in a dispute arising out of the insolvency initiation proceedings initiated by another creditor. Yuri Makhonin focuses on disputes and regularly supports Brank in insolvency proceedings.

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TMT - ranked: tier 4

Dechert Russia LLC

Dechert Russia LLC acts for both Russian and international clients in the TMT sector. The firm focuses its work on general corporate matters, M&A transactions, financing, and licensing and regulatory assistance. The team also advises foreign companies on establishing their presence in special economic zones, such as the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.

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