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  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Energy and Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Private Equity Law Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law Technology Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Competition / Antitrust Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Capital Markets Law
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Anna Nersesian was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Anna Nersesian

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Project Finance and Development Practice Banking and Finance Law Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Litigation Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Asset Finance Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Arbitration and Mediation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law International Arbitration Banking and Finance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Litigation Real Estate Law
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Alexander Zyuba was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Alexander Zyuba

Monastyrsky, Zyuba, Stepanov & Partners (MZS)
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Moscow, Russia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Telecommunications Law Corporate Law

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Banking and Finance Law Definition

Banking and Finance Law in Russia is understood to cover two aspects of financial or quasi-financial institutions’ existence and activity – procedures for setting up and running such an institution (including, where applicable, licensing, management bodies approval and appointment, accounting and reporting, compliance with capital requirements and other mandatory ratios prescribed by the local financial markets regulator, the Central Bank of Russia) and actual financing activities (including bank lending, financial leasing, factoring, etc.). Therefore, Banking and Finance Law comprises public and private (civil) law elements. 

Consequently, lawyers who practice Banking and Finance Law either concentrate on purely regulatory aspects or service banks and borrowers on transactional matters. This is normally reflected in Banking and Finance practices of international and major local law firms. A comprehensive Banking and Finance practice would include advising on regulatory compliance and pure lending, as well as securitization, payment systems, e-banking, bank secrecy rules, and data protection. At the same time, regulatory specialists are fairly rare in private practice as the large bulk of the respective work is traditionally handled by in-house lawyers. Transactional Banking and Finance lawyers advise on a variety of finance transactions – bilateral and syndicated (secured and unsecured), trade finance, asset finance, acquisition finance, and project finance. These may often contain derivative elements, such as embedded hedging. Assistance on micro-finance and consumer lending matters is very rare. Transactional Banking and Finance lawyers also assist with work-outs and restructurings as well as insolvency related matters. Occasionally, Banking and Finance litigation would be set up as a sub-practice.

Market knowledge and ability to think commercially and take pragmatic decisions are key for any transactional Banking and Finance lawyer.

Notably, with continuing development of the local syndicated market (and appropriate Russian law syndicated lending standards – so called “Russian LMA loan documentation”) a certain volume of less complex Russian law transactional work tends to remain in-house.

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Banking and Finance Law in Russia is understood to cover two aspects of financial or quasi-financial institutions’ existence and activity – procedures for setting up and running such an institution (including, where applicable, licensing, management bodies approval and appointment, accounting and reporting, compliance with capital requirements and other mandatory ratios prescribed by the local financial markets regulator, the Central Bank of Russia) and actual financing activities (including bank lending, financial leasing, factoring, etc.). Therefore, Banking and Finance Law comprises public and private (civil) law elements. 

Consequently, lawyers who practice Banking and Finance Law either concentrate on purely regulatory aspects or service banks and borrowers on transactional matters. This is normally reflected in Banking and Finance practices of international and major local law firms. A comprehensive Banking and Finance practice would include advising on regulatory compliance and pure lending, as well as securitization, payment systems, e-banking, bank secrecy rules, and data protection. At the same time, regulatory specialists are fairly rare in private practice as the large bulk of the respective work is traditionally handled by in-house lawyers. Transactional Banking and Finance lawyers advise on a variety of finance transactions – bilateral and syndicated (secured and unsecured), trade finance, asset finance, acquisition finance, and project finance. These may often contain derivative elements, such as embedded hedging. Assistance on micro-finance and consumer lending matters is very rare. Transactional Banking and Finance lawyers also assist with work-outs and restructurings as well as insolvency related matters. Occasionally, Banking and Finance litigation would be set up as a sub-practice.

Market knowledge and ability to think commercially and take pragmatic decisions are key for any transactional Banking and Finance lawyer.

Notably, with continuing development of the local syndicated market (and appropriate Russian law syndicated lending standards – so called “Russian LMA loan documentation”) a certain volume of less complex Russian law transactional work tends to remain in-house.