Banking & Finance

Recommended by all Russian and international rankings – 
Chambers Global 2019, Chambers Europe 2019, Legal 500 2019, 
Pravo.ru-300 2018 and IFLR 1000 2019

WHAT WE DO/ SPECIFIC AREAS OF FOCUS

Our Banking & Finance Practice is a part of our firm’s global Finance Practice made up over 300 dedicated lawyers worldwide, the majority being based in Moscow and London as well as in major global financial centers including Hong-Kong, Singapore and Frankfurt.

Our team is a fully-integrated practice providing transactional and regulatory advice to a broad range of clients, including domestic and international banks, corporates and sponsors, export credit agencies and private funds, multilateral and bilateral agencies, and other financial institutions. We act on many complex multijurisdictional transactions both in Russia and internationally.

We have excellent international capabilities and deep knowledge of local specifics, this enabling us to advise our clients on every possible type of finance-related work, including international and domestic transactions with complex structures, structured finance and securitisation, project finance and PPP, restructuring and insolvency, real estate and acquisition finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance, derivatives and capital markets.

The Legal 500 2019

Clients value Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP’s banking practice for its ‘accurate legal advice and commitment to invest its time and effort to build a long-term relationship’.

For several years running, Banking & Finance practice has been recommended by major international legal directories, such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers and others.

For more details about our international experience, please click here.

Clients:

Banking & Finance

  • Raven Russia
  • RusHydro
  • Sberbank
  • South Stream Transport B.V
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)
  • Inter RAO

Experience

Banking & Finance

Russian Agricultural Bank

Advising Russian Agricultural Bank on international sanctions programmes and restrictions.

Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund

Acted for the Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund on a RUB 2 bn secured loan for construction of a new terminal at Khabarovsk International Airport servicing domestic flights and the airport infrastructure.

GTLK Europe DAC

Assisting GTLK Europe DAC with preparing a complex roadmap and advising on the legal and tax structures for establishing a leasing platform in Hong Kong for aircraft and ship leasing, in order to assess the benefits available to such platform under the concessionary aircraft leasing tax regime introduced in Hong Kong in 2017 for leasing aircraft and ships to different jurisdictions and implement the establishment of such platform.

CityJet

Advised CityJet on delivery of new generation jet from Sukhoi including negotiating a framework agreement for delivery of 15 firm and 16 optional Aircraft, leasing documentation and engine and airframe support services agreements. The contract value amounted to over USD 1 bn, including options and aftersales services.

VEB.RF

Advised VEB.RF on restructuring the debt of Ford/Sollers JV companies provided for the purposes of modernising production facilities in Naberezhnye Chelny, Elabuga and Vsevolzhsk and building an engine production plant. The project included a full update of the security package in various jurisdictions.

Genser Group

Advising Genser Group and their restructuring agent Sberbank Investment on complex restructuring of all external financial indebtedness of the Genser Group provided by the following banks: Sberbank, VTB, Promsvyazbank, Svyazbank, Bank Soyuz, Moscow Credit Bank, Bank Rossiyskiy Capital and Belgorodsotsbank.

EDB and IIB

Advised a syndicate of the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) and International Investment Bank (IIB) on a project finance transaction for construction of two hydro-power plants with a total capacity of 49.8 MW in the Republic of Karelia (Russia). The RUB 8.15 bn facility will be repaid in 12 years. This is also a pilot project in Russia for the New Development Bank set up by the BRICS countries, as the creditors have used its resources for funding.

International Investment Bank (IIB)

Advising International Investment Bank (IIB) as the lender under a EUR 40 m secured three-tranche facility to Lysvenskiy Metallurgical Plant (LMZ) in order to refinance the existing facilities from VTB and Sberbank.

Gett

Advised Gett (GetTaxi) on its USD 100 m financing from Sberbank.

AFG National

Advised AFG National, a leader on the Russian agriculture produce market, on raising up to RUB 9 bn from the Russian Direct Investments Fund and a number of Middle East funds.

Raven Russia

Advised Raven Russia on two Euro 80 secured facilities from VTB Germany for refinancing the acquisition of the “Gorigo” class A warehouse complex located near St Petersburg and for leveraging three class A office centres (Kellerman, Pervomayskaya Zarya and Konstanta) in St Petersburg.

International Investment Bank (IIB)

Advising International Investment Bank (IIB), a multilateral development bank mainly operating in Eastern Europe and Asia, on RUB 3,6 and RUB 6 bn multi-asset secured facilities for financing and refinancing the acquisition of regional passenger jets Let L-410 Turbolet, Bell, Ansat and Mi-8 helicopters with medical modules and BELAZ coal mining trucks.

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Banking & Finance