Alexander Geda

Alexander Geda is a Partner, Head of Finance Practice at RGD. Alexander has a more than ten years’ experience of representing clients in connection with a broad range of finance matters, including syndicated lending, pre-export finance, prepayment finance, and project finance. He frequently works with international and Russian banks and financial institutions as well as oil traders and major Russian and international companies.


Prior to joining RGD, Alexander worked at the Moscow and London offices of the international law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advising clients, including Russian and foreign banks, major international traders, financial institutions and borrowers, on the high-profile international and domestic transactions. At Morgan Lewis, Alexander also made successful secondments to UBS (Moscow office) and Sberbank Europe AG (Vienna).


Primary Practice Focus: Banking and Finance

Secondary Practice Focus: Corporate, Restructuring and Insolvency, Sanctions

Industry Sectors: Fintech & Financial Institutions, Energy & Natural Resources

Languages: Russian, English, French

Landmark engagement experience

includes experience before RGD


  • Acting for one of the largest state-owned banks in Russia and a major global oil trader in connection with an up to EUR1 bln financing arranged for the SPV created for the purposes of making a prepayment to a major Russian oil company

  • Acting for a major Russian bank in connection with an up RUR 88 billion (aprox. US$1150million) project financing of a Russian company developing certain ore deposits in the Taimyr region of Russia

  • Acting for ING Bank on a US$570 mln syndicated pre-export finance facility for Siberian Anthracite

  • Acting for a major Russian bank in connection with a series of multibillion financings provided to a European oil trader for the purposes of funding prepayments to a major Indian oil refinery

  • Acting for Natixis as agent in relation to a US$300 mln pre-export syndicated financing to TOO AMK arranged by Natixis and Societe Generale

  • Acting for Natixis as agent in relation to a US$250 mln pre-export syndicated financing to JSC RCC arranged by Natixis

  • Acting for a major CIS oil company in connection with a purchase of the major petrol station chain in a CIS country and the associated financing

  • Acting for a major Russian bank in connection with a financing provided to a Luxembourg investment fund for the purposes of the acquisition of a major stake in a European oil trading company

  • Acting for a European oil trader in relation to an up to EUR1.25 bln financing attracted from a major European bank

  • Acting for Societe Generale on a prepayment financing arranged by Traxys for Magnezit with a limited recourse to the trading company

  • Acting for Vitol in connection with a US$184 mln secured prepayment facility for a private Russian oil refinery

  • Acting for GTLK in connection with a US$30 mln secured financing for the purposes of the purchase of aircraft


  • DL, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2012



  • Advocate, 2023

  • Russia, 2012


Recognitions & Awards

  • IFLR1000 EMEA 2022 - recognised as a Rising Star in Banking (Russia)

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - ranked in Banking and Finance: Lender or Arranger Side, Russia

  • The Best Lawyers 2021-2022 - ranked among the top Insolvency and Reorganization lawyers in Russia 

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

  • "Kommersant" ranking - ranked among leading individuals in Banking & Finance and Capital markets

"Pravo-300" Ranking
"Kommersant" Ranking
International Experience
Alexander Geda