Alexander Borgoyakov

Alexander Borgoyakov is a Counsel at RGD Finance Practice. He specializes primarily in advising and representing Russian and international banks, companies and multilateral financial institutions in a wide range of financial matters. His expertise includes structured and syndicated lending, both domestic and cross-border, M&A finance, project finance, asset finance and trade finance.

Having previously served as the head of legal for an Austria-based oil trading company, Alexander also brings significant experience in corporate, compliance and commercial matters related to international business.


Before joining RGD, Alexander worked at the Austrian oil trading company, Cetracore Energy, the Russian systematically important credit institutions, Gazprombank and Rosbank, and the Moscow and London offices of the international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.


Primary Practice Focus: Finance Practice

Secondary Practice Focus: Corporate Practice, Energy Trading, Sanctions Practice, Special Economic Measures (counter-sanctions), Restructuring & Insolvency, Investment Treaty Arbitration

Industry Sectors: Fintech & Financial Institutions, Energy & Natural Resources, Industry & Transportation, Retail & Real Estate

Languages: Russian, English

Landmark engagement experience


  • Acting for an Austria-based oil trading company as borrower, buyer and seller in a number of cross-border prepayment finance transactions and restructuring projects amounting to billions of euros in total and involving major Russian, Asian and European suppliers, offtakers and lenders

  • Acting for an Austria-based oil trading company in connection with a purchase (and disposal of) of 50% of shares in a Swiss operating company and the related syndicated credit facility

  • Acting for a Russian bank in a number of multibillion domestic and cross-border project finance transactions, including the Project Finance Factory transactions, M&A financing transactions involving Russian and foreign targets, prepayment finance transactions, corporate lending transactions secured by aircraft charges and debt restructuring projects

  • Acting for a Russian bank in connection with US$200 million term loan facility to a major Russian gold mining company

  • Preparing and procuring adoption of the modern (‘LMA style’) bilingual templates of the bank’s lending documents, including the term loan facility agreement, credit line facility agreement and overdraft

  • Acting for a German bank in connection with a EUR40 million term loan facility provided to a Russian subsidiary of a German hypermarket holding to finance the construction of a hypermarket store at Krasnogorsk, Russia

  • Acting for Mosenergo on a EUR415 million export financing to finance the construction of new combined heat and power plants secured by export credit agency

  • Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by Raiffeisen Bank International on a US$250 million pre-export financing of a Russian oil company

  • Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by Natixis in connection with a US$200 million pre-export finance facility to a Kazakh copper company

  • Acting for EBRD and IFC in connection with debt and equity investments in a Russian provider of district heating services

  • Acting for EBRD in connection with a US$150 million secured financing for a Russian agricultural company


  • Ph. D. in Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 2018

  • LL.M. with merit in Banking and Finance Law, Queen Mary University of London (UK), 2014

  • Master of Laws, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 2010

  • Bachelor of Laws, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 2008



  • Russia, 2008


Recognitions & Awards

  • Pravo-300 - recommended lawyers in Banking and Finance Law

"Pravo-300" Ranking
International Experience
Alexander Borgoyakov