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Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1RussiaEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Outstanding team with a particularly strong track record in project financing, principally acting for borrowers as well as representing Russian and European creditors. Has extensive experience in the financing of oil and gas, natural resources and infrastructure projects. Offers additional expertise in acquisition finance. Increasingly active in the technology sector.

Strengths

Clients laud the team for its "understanding of creditors' requirements" but also trying to achieve the outcome that has no "negative consequences for the borrower and the investor."

Another client adds: "They can offer an unconventional approach; they are great negotiators."

Work highlights

Represented Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk in the high-value project financing for Amur Gas Processing Plant.

Notable practitioners

The highly regarded Artjom Buligin is an experienced finance lawyer with a solid track record of deals, who is praised by clients for being "committed and responsive." He advises financial services clients on high-value acquisition and corporate finance matters.

Dmitry Gubarev handles mandates for both lenders and borrowers, including significant acquisition finance and syndicated loan matters. "He's very knowledgeable and he can find an approach to anyone," a client says.

UK-qualified Olga Davydava is singled out for her project finance expertise and is complimented for being "very reliable and knowledgeable." She advises borrowers and lenders on large-scale project matters in the energy and natural resources sectors.

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Russia

Banking & Finance


Artjom Buligin
Band 2
Dmitry Gubarev
Band 2
Olga Davydava
Band 4