Our team members have advised oil and gas companies, mining companies and energy clients on various matters, from large-scale M&A transactions to very complex disputes. Being a Russia-based practice, it is understandable that Energy & Natural Resources sector is one of the major focuses of our practice.
Members of our team have advised, among others, on the following deals, projects and disputes in the Energy & Natural Resources sector*.
Representing of Russia’s largest private heating and electricity generation company in Russian court proceedings to hold the former Russian minister M.A. Abyzov subsidiarily liable for the debts of a major engineering company in parallel with acting in several successful ancillary proceedings in a number of jurisdictions
Defending a prominent Russian businessman and a group of related foreign companies in two disputes regarding the imposition of anti-suit injunction orders to cease ongoing litigations in a number of jurisdictions and to restrict new claims globally before the state courts of Caribbean of all levels resulting in a final dismissal of both applications for anti-suit injunctions by the Privy Council
Representing a Russian nuclear company in a dispute with an energy company from CIS related to a supply contract in international arbitration proceeding under ICC rules
Representing PJSC Tatneft in US$380 million English litigation proceedings and a freezing injunction application in the High Court against four Ukrainian oligarchs – Messrs. Igor Kolomoysky, Gennady Bogolyubov, Pavel Ovcharenko and Alexander Yaroslavsky – in relation to huge and complex alleged cross-border fraudulent activities
Representing Russia's largest private business group, one of the major consortium members, on strategic issues related to a shareholder dispute with BP connected with the announced Arctic deal-and-share swap
Representing Russia's largest private business group in relation to two sets of disputes and arbitration proceedings connected to the management and operation of TNK–BP
Representing a Russian mining company in a significant victory through the annulment by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court of a multimillion-dollar arbitration award against the company
Representing a large Russian energy company in an asset recovery case worth more than US$1 billion with respect to a complex international fraud and corruption case involving eight jurisdictions
Representing one of the world’s largest metal companies in an asset tracing and recovery case against a former executive officer of the company who embezzled in excess of US$50 million
Representing a consortium of Russian power companies in connection with the investigation and recovery of a multimillion-dollar debt relating to the unlawful activities of the management and shareholders of the Energostream group
Advising a major consortium on the amendment and restatement of the shareholders’ agreement for TNK-BP
Representing Russia's largest mining and metallurgical company in connection with the US$970 million sale of its shares in Stillwater Mining Company
Representing Russia's largest private business group as a member of the major consortium in relation to the sale of consortium’s stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft for an all-cash consideration of US$28 billion
Advising the independent directors of Russia's largest mining and metallurgical company on the buyback of shares and various corporate transactions
Representing Sanors Holding on the 100% sale of JSC Novokuibyshevskaya Petrochemical Company to OJSC Rosneft
Advising Deutsche Bank in connection with the acquisition of Sibneft by Gazprom
Advising an independent Russian oil and gas producer in connection with the construction of an associated gas processing plant and the sale of corresponding carbon credits under the Kyoto Protocol
Representing Urals Energy, a leading Russian independent oil company, in connection with the US$590 million acquisition of Taas-Yuriakh Neftegazodobycha, a privately-owned Russian exploration and production company
Advising an independent Chinese investor seeking to invest in the production of electricity in the Far East region of Russia for subsequent export to China
Representing a major international oil and gas service company in the acquisition of a Russian subsidiary
*This includes experience of our team members prior to joining RGD.