Banking & Finance

The lawyers from our Corporate Practice advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including project finance, various loan arrangements, transactions with securities and payment instruments.

Areas of Expertise

  • Acquisition and sale of banks and insurance companies
  • Commercial lending
  • Project financing
  • Financing of mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset-backed financing
  • Regulatory advice
  • Debt restructuring
  • Cash pooling within a group of companies
  •  Advising international financial institutions on issues related to the financing of their projects in Russia

Recent Cases

  • Acting as a Russian counsel to IDAVANG Group with respect to issuing bonds in Denmark. Our work included full due diligence of the Russian part of the Group, as well as advice on various financing aspects and establishing a number of security obligations in Russia
  • Assisting Vostok Nafta, a leading European investment company, with the extension and registration of security for its multimillion Euro financing in Russia
  • Advising a client on the refinancing of its current loans (granted by Sberbank of Russia) with VTB Bank. The project involved the two largest banks in Russia (Sberbank and VTB) and the client was entering into a set of agreements involving approximately 30 legal entities from Russia, China, UK and the U.S. The project was terminated at the final stage for commercial reasons
  • Assisting a client with the refinancing of its loans granted by one of the largest state banks in Russia. The project involves a number of security obligations relating to almost the entire business of the client, state subsidies to an agricultural production company, and communication with some of the largest banking institutions in Russia
  • Assisting the client with acquiring a shareholding in a Rusk, including due diligence with respect to the target company


IFLR 1000

  • Banking and finance, Russia (Tier 5: 2017–2021)

The Best Lawyers

  • Banking and finance: Artem Zhavoronkov


  • Banking & Finance. Resolution of key disputes in the sector of banking, investment and insurance services. Federal ranking (Band 2: 2022)

Additional information

Artem Zhavoronkov
Partner, Attorney-at-Law
+7 921 905 47 66
St. Petersburg