Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Advises Russian and international banks as well as many blue-chip domestic borrowers on pre-export and prepayment finance as well as general corporate lending. Has sector-specific expertise in the financing of natural resources and metals companies.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's dedication. "They are always available, very committed and dedicated. You can call them day and night, they will answer and help you."

Further clients describe the team as "proactive, very business-minded, efficient and quick."

Work highlights Assisted Natixis with a USD300 million pre-export financing facility to the Russian Copper Company Group.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Johnston
provides UK-law support to both domestic and international lenders involved in Russia-focused cross-border mandates. Sources appreciate his client-oriented approach, describing him as "very efficient and responsive."

Practice head
Grigory Marinichev
assists lenders and borrowers with prepayment and pre-export financings as well as large corporate lending. "He's a very result-oriented lawyer, always trying to find solutions and suggest compromises, if needed, to break the deadlock," according to an impressed client, who adds: "He's always available, day and night."