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Andrey Lebedev

Andrey V. Lebedev

Associate
Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Limited

Biography

Andrey Lebedev is an associate in the Moscow office of Baker McKenzie. Andrey Lebedev focuses on banking & finance law.

Andrey received recommendations from Chambers Europe 2013-2014 in the sphere of banking and financial law. According to clients' comments, "he is uniquely qualified and firmly committed to obtaining the best results for his clients".

Practice Focus

Andrey practices in the area of general banking and finance, structured finance and securitization, bank and corporate lending, project and real estate financing, capital markets (debts).

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a major Russian bank in connection with a RUB 9 billion facility for the Cypriot holding company of a major Russian railcar leasing operator. The facility was secured by pledge of railcars and suretyships of Russian companies of the group.
  • Advised a multilateral development bank in connection with a CHF 500 million loan to a Russian state-owned railway company.
  • Advised a borrower acquiring a stake in a leading real estate developer in Moscow and Moscow region in connection with an over USD 100 million term loan facility from a major Russian bank for the purpose of financing payment of the purchase price for the acquired shares. The transaction featured a comprehensive security package under English, Russian and Cyprus law.
  • Advised AIG/Lincoln, one of the largest commercial real estate development companies in Central and Eastern Europe, on a USD 150 million five-year syndicated loan facility arranged by VTB Capital Plc provided for purposes of construction and development of prime Class A office complex "White Gardens" located at Lesnaya Street in Moscow. The transaction structure envisaged a comprehensive security package under Russian, English and Cypriot law, including mortgage, pledge over participation interest and shares, pledge of assets and receivables.
  • Advised HVB Group, Société Générale and the other mandated lead arrangers on the USD 425 million loan facilities to project finance the construction of the Kupol gold and silver mine in the Chukotka region of Eastern Russia. This was the largest project financing for a mine in Russia and is believed to be the largest project financing for a gold and silver mine to date worldwide.
  • Assisted a London based payment processing company with a cross border survey on the application of crypto currency rules in Russia.
  • Assisted a global investment bank and financial services firm in cloud outsourcing regulatory review.
  • Advised a US based payment services company acting in game industry in connection with the service on collection of payments from Russian consumers.
  • Advised Vitol on its investment in the Vostok oil project.
  • Advised various clients on the currency regulations, derivatives, insurance, general banking and financial matters.

Professional Honors

  • Leading Individual in Banking and Financial Law, Chambers Europe, 2013-2014

Admissions

  • Russia (2006)

Education

  • Moscow State University (2006)

Languages

  • English

Publications

Author, “Peculiarities of pledge in securitization," Economy and Law, N. 2, 2010

Co-author, “Will there be a Standstill Agreement?," Vestnik NAUFOR, N. 1, 2010

Author, “Legal matters of bankruptcy in securitization," Economy and Law, N. 11, 2009

Co-author, “Securitisations Facilitated by Court Clarifications Regarding Receivables," World Securities Law Report, Vol. 14, N. 3, March 2008