Public-private partnership (PPP) / infrastructure


Specialists of the Global team of PPP/Infrastructure Sector are proud to introduce both knowledge and expertise brought together in executing PPP/Infrastructure projects.

Depending on its specifics, every PPP project is supported by a group of lawyers led by dedicated, long-standing industry specialists, allowing us to tailor our services in this field and provide insights and wider contacts to our clients. We have substantial experience in all aspects of PPP/Infrastructure, from corporate and tax structuring to financing and regulatory.

Our extensive legislative drafting experience allows us to work confidently on any projects involving amendments to the legislation, as well as practical implementation of laws and regulations in the field.

We support different public and private initiatives undertaken in the PPP field for developing an appropriate legislative framework and establishing a professional for PPP activities (projects). For example, we cooperate with the PPP Centre established under Vnesheconombank.

Our specialists have taken an active part in a number of large-scale projects in delivering a full range of services, some of which are outlined below.

In order to advise on a concrete PPP/Infrastructure project, it is imperative for legal advisers to have a detailed understanding of infrastructure projects. We believe that our extensive experience in a broad range of areas means that the service we offer is second to none.

The Legal 500 2019

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP has notable expertise in the infrastructure sector where it is involved in significant domestic projects including the $1bn reconstruction of Sheremetyevo International Airport. In other highlights, real estate and construction specialist Vitaly Mozharowski is advising on the construction of landfall facilities and the laying of the Russian part of the gas pipeline as part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system project. Oleg Khokhlov is assisting the Far East Development Fund with project financing for the construction of a new passenger terminal and airport infrastructure in Khabarovsk.


Public-private partnership (PPP) / infrastructure

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.

Tuapse Commercial Sea Port

Advised Tuapse Commercial Sea Port (the main operator of one of Russia’s biggest ports in Krasnodar Region and one of the biggest stevedoring companies in Russia) on a JV structure, land, project finance, spatial planning and construction matters related to re-development of the former seaport passenger terminal.

Moscow - St. Petersburg toll motorway

Acted for a consortium bidding for the "Moscow - St. Petersburg toll motorway from Km. 15 to 58" (Stage 1) and "A new access to the Moscow Ring Road from the M1 Federal Highway" projects, including: review of the application options, comprehensive advice; elaboration of concepts for liability of non-resident participants in financing the project; structuring and registration of a company applying to participate in the tender.


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.

Nord Stream AG, Nord Stream 2 AG

Advised Nord Stream AG, Nord Stream 2 AG on the legal aspects of construction of the Russian component of the submarine gas pipeline. Matters advised on included international law, environmental aspects, re-categorisation of forest and agricultural land, liaisons with government authorities, permission documentation, construction, permits, authorisations and licences.

South/ TurkStream

Advised South/ TurkStream on construction of the Russian Sector of the South/TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to Turkey: land acquisition, spatial planning, environmental, corporate, financing arrangements, constructions, permitting and regulatory, liaisons with government authorities, authorisations and licenses, etc.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in connection with overall regulatory, tax, customs, tariffs, permits and licences, spatial planning, land, environmental, public procedures, etc. matters applicable to PPP projects in Russia, and performed a case study review.

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Comprehensive legal support on the USD 1 bn reconstruction of Sheremetyevo International Airport: construction of two passenger and one cargo terminals, demolition of an old terminal and construction of a unique tunnel under the runway to connect the passenger terminals. We are also advised on supply of passenger and luggage transport equipment and relocation of the existing utilities and infrastructure, and are provided support for construction of a new fueling facility. Our mandate also included consolidation of the airport’s asset consolidation, project finance and preparation of the airport for privatisation, corporate, finance and tax matters, etc.

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