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Vasily Papkin

Vasily Papkin

Vasily is a Russian-qualified lawyer specialising in corporate law with a focus on the natural resources, energy and infrastructure sector with experience in advising Russian and international clients on M&A deals, joint ventures, development of major construction and infrastructure projects, as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Vasily’s experience includes advising:

  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) on the acquisition of a 20% stake in the South Tambeyskoye gas field project through the acquisition of shares in Yamal LNG
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) on the acquisition of a minority stake in Vankorneft from Rosneft
  • an international oil company on a corporate conflict in respect of a major international pipeline project
  • ENI on a strategic joint venture with Rosneft to develop oil and gas reserves in the Barents Sea and Black Sea
  • Balkhash Thermal Power Plant (a JV between Samruk Energy and Samsung C&T) on construction, development, financing and operation of a 1,3 GW coal power plant in Kazakhstan

Work experience

2015 - present
Ivanyan & Partners law firm
Associate

2015
JSC “United Grain Company”
Assistant General Director for investment matters

2010 – 2015
Herbert Smith Freehills, Moscow
Associate

Education

2009 – 2011
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)
Master of Law, Private international law and civil law

2005 – 2009
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)
Bachelor of Law, Private international law and civil law

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