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Clifford Chance LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Maintains its market-leading position advising high-profile international and domestic creditors, including consortiums and syndicates, on high-value financing. Also advises on syndicated lending and pre-export financing. Particularly active in the natural resources and real estate sectors. Oversees mandates in the aviation sector, including financing and transactional matters. Notable for its cross-border capabilities.

Strengths

Clients praise the team for its business-focused approach, with one saying: "They are very active in suggesting practical solutions and are ready to take responsibility and initiative in negotiations."

Another client hails the team for its dedication, saying: "No issue is too small for them."

Work highlights

Advised Société Générale on providing a pre-export facility to Polymetal.

Notable practitioners

Counsel Vadim Tursev enters the aviation rankings on the back of positive market feedback. Sources note him for his hard-working attitude and strong people skills. He supports clients with asset financing, including aviation and shipping, advising on aircraft leasing and sales as well as related contentious matters.

The "outstanding" Victoria Bortkevicha is praised for being "very pragmatic, understanding what the matter is and immediately taking it under control." Another client adds: "She was committed to sit for hours and hours and work. She's always available. Even being a managing partner, she is very hands-on." She advises both domestic and international lenders on syndicated, pre-export and project finance matters. Bortkevicha is also active in the aviation sector, where she assists clients with various types of asset financing, predominantly advising lessors. She is both Russian and UK-qualified.

Vladimir Barbolin is a highly recognised finance lawyer assisting with complex syndicated loans and the refinancing. A client notes his "extensive experience of working with the biggest banks in Russia. He knows them and their limits very well, which helps a lot. He is fast in responding and very commercially oriented." Sources also highlight his pragmatic and hands-on approach.

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Overview

Our well-established Moscow team of Russian and English lawyers allows us to provide full-service execution capability on the ground, while our integrated global culture enables us to support local aspects of deals run out of other offices.

Our Russian banking & finance practice is well-balanced between borrower and lender mandates, enabling us to offer constructive advice in the following areas: secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance and debt restructuring.

Our clients include borrowers, arrangers, lenders, debt and equity financiers, project sponsors, ECAs and international financial organisations.

We advise our clients on the full range of banking transactions across all sectors including petrochemicals, power, metals, and mining, oil & gas, water, transportation (aircraft, rail, automobile), telecommunication and others. Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the underlying industries, which helps us to provide well-informed and practical advice.

Banking & Finance

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

ul Gasheka 6

Moscow

Moscow

Russia

125047

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Russia

Aviation: Finance


Vadim Turtsev
Up and Coming
Victoria Bortkevicha
Band 3

Banking & Finance


Victoria Bortkevicha
Band 1
Vladimir Barbolin
Band 2