Monday, April 21, 2014
New Counsel at Moscow office
New Counsel Elena Popova joins Ivanyan and Partners.
Prior to joining the Firm in 2014, Elena worked as a Director of Legal Affairs and a member of the Management Board at JSC “The Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund” (Vnesheconombank Group). Before joining the Fund Elena worked for eight years as a Senior Associate in the Moscow office of Allen & Overy law firm.
Elena has wide experience in project financing and M&A transactions. Elena specialises in structuring and developing financings in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in Russia with a particular focus on construction, project management, direct investment work and public-private partnerships.
Elena has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions and advised major Western and Russian clients (both sponsors, lenders and government authorities) on all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal and funding of energy and infrastructure assets in Russia with a particular interest in capital investments, direct state budget co-financing, construction, regulatory aspects, oil & gas transportation and sales and purchase, joint ventures and general corporate matters.
During last nine years Elena has been one of the leading Russian law advisers on a number of major Russian infrastructure projects such as the Amur River Cross-Border (Russian-Chinese) Rail Bridge Project, the project financing of the Nizhnekamsk refinery and petrochemical complex in Tatarstan, the oil terminal and pipeline financing in the Ust Luga sea port, the Shtokman project, “Nadex” light rail PPP project, Pulkovo airport PPP project, the M1 (Moscow Minsk) toll road, the Kimkan mining processing plant and a power plant funding and construction, the project financing of the bNoyabrskya power plant in Yamal.