Norton Rose Fulbright

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Russia
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What the team is known for Market-leading mining practice, providing financing expertise as well as support on transactional and corporate structuring mandates. Acts for major Russian and global oil and gas companies on M&A transactions, including the sale of shares in oil and gas exploration licensees. Advises on the negotiation of supply contracts and export finance facilities. Assists clients with projects in the CIS and further afield.

Strengths Market commentators note that "if a client is looking for specialist experience in the energy regulatory framework then Norton Rose Fulbright is a good choice."

Work highlights Acted for BP on the purchase of a 49% stake in Kharampurneftegaz from Rosneft.

Notable practitioners

Anatoly Andriash assists domestic and international mining corporates with transactional projects and joint ventures. He also advises domestic oil and gas giants on M&A mandates, including cross-border projects. He is well known among market commentators for his experience in energy sector mandates and for his managerial role in the firm.

Australian-qualified Julian Traill is highlighted by market commentators for his negotiation skills and regulatory insight. He assists major international oil and gas corporates with Russia-focused M&A and joint venture projects. "He is to the point and easy to work with," states one source.