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Energy & Natural Resources Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Excellent oil and gas team that advises lenders on high-stakes financing matters in energy projects, including high-profile LNG project development. Further represents well-known international energy corporates involved in Russian M&A and joint ventures. Additionally acts for domestic energy giants in commercial mandates. Benefits from close co-operation with London-based lawyers on cross-border mandates involving multiple jurisdictions, particularly in Asia.

Strengths Clients applaud the team's goal-oriented handling of projects. "They have very good business judgement," a client reports, adding: "They understand what the banks want, what we want, and how to get it for everyone; they understand how to help us achieve our business needs."

Work highlights Acted for Total on its acquisition of a 10% stake in Arctic 2 LNG project from Novatek.

Notable practitioners

UK-qualified, London-based Daniel Tyrer advises lenders on large-scale financing projects within the Russian oil and gas market.

Grigory Gadzhiev specialises in large-scale transactional and corporate projects, acting for both domestic and international blue-chip energy corporates. "I worked with him for many years, he's very good," a source reports.

UK-qualified, London-based Matthew Keats advises major international lenders on large-scale project financing mandates within the Russian natural resources sector. Mining, power generation and oil and gas projects are all areas of experience.