Norton Rose Fulbright

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for Acts for major Russian and global oil and gas companies on joint venture structuring, as well as the sale of shares in oil and gas exploration licences. Additionally advises on the negotiation of supply contracts and export finance facilities. Further maintains a mining practice, providing financing support to international lenders. Known for its regulatory offering. Assists domestic clients with outbound projects in the CIS and further afield.

Work highlights Advised a syndicate of international banks led by Deutsche Bank on increasing a high-value pre-export financing facility to SUEK.

Notable practitioners

Anatoly Andriash is a long-standing name in the Russian energy market and is best known for his regulatory expertise in the sector. "He's a subsoil licensing lawyer, so he does have mining and oil and gas exploration expertise," a source says. He's also active in transactional matters in the sector, including M&A and joint ventures in Russia and abroad.

Australian and UK-qualified Julian Traill assists domestic and international energy clients involved in cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions. He has experience of handling upstream projects in the oil and gas sector.He is also known for his regulatory expertise. "He is a good negotiator," a source reports.