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23 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The global law firm…

23 January 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The global law firm Clifford Chance LLP is announcing that senior associates Victoria Bortkevicha and Yuri Golovanov have been named to the position of “Counsel”. The title “Counsel” is reserved for senior lawyers who are of outstanding ability and have made an exceptional contribution to the law firm.

Victoria Bortkevicha began working for Clifford Chance LLP in Moscow in January 1994 and specialises in banking and finance law and project finance transactions, having worked on major transactions in the oil, metals, municipal and telecommunications sectors. Victoria has on two occasions been seconded to the London office of Clifford Chance LLP where she worked in the Project Finance group.

Victoria completed a Bachelor Diploma with honours in Financial Law (1990-1995) and Masters Diploma in Financial Law (1995-1997) from the People’s Friendship University of the Russian Federation. In addition she completed a LLM in Commercial Law (1999-2000), King’s College of Law, London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law (London University), Great Britain.

Yuri Golovanov began working for Clifford Chance LLP in Moscow in October 1995 and specialises in banking and finance law and capital market transactions, having worked on major transactions in the oil, metals, municipal and telecommunications sectors. Yuri has on two occasions been seconded to the New York office of Clifford Chance LLP where he worked in the Securities and Financial Restructuring Groups.

Yuri completed a Masters of Laws, with honours (1988-1993) from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, School of International Law. In addition he completed Master of Laws (LL.M.) (1993-1994), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL, USA.

Yuri is admitted to the Bar associations in both New York and Russia.

Ivan Marisin, managing Partner of the Clifford Chance Moscow Office, commented:

“The appointment of Victoria Bortkevicha and Yuri Golovanov to Counsel recognises the international experience and deep understanding of the Russian market that both these talented lawyers have. The elevation of status is richly deserved and will further strengthen the gains made over the last two years to grow and establish the banking and capital markets practices in Russia.”

“We are delighted with the appointment of these talented lawyers.”

Michael Cuthbert, Regional Managing Partner for Central and Eastern Europe and Finance and Capital Markets partner in Moscow, added:

“Victoria and Yuri’s new roles as Counsel reinforces the firm’s commitment to a strong Russia practice, and reflects our firm’s ability to serve domestic and international clients in Russia and throughout the region.”

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Notes to editors:

Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership is the first fully integrated global law firm, with 29 offices in 19 countries. The firm aims to provide seamless global services to the world’s leading financial institutions and multinational businesses.

Unrivalled in its international resources, Clifford Chance has over 3,700 legal advisers and is organised around six global practice areas: capital markets; corporate (including M&A); finance; litigation and dispute resolution; real estate; and tax, pensions and employment law.

Clifford Chance has established a strong presence across the Central and Eastern Europe region since the early 1990s. With over 140 lawyers based in our offices in Budapest, Moscow, Prague and Warsaw, we provide legal advisory services in all areas of business to multinational and domestic corporations and financial institutions. We have extensive experience of working in jurisdictions where we do not have permanent offices, such as the Baltic States, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

The Clifford Chance Moscow office has 90 staff and was established in 1991.

For further information about Clifford Chance see www.cliffordchance.com

For further information about our Central & Eastern European and Russian operations please contact

Hamish McEwen in Moscow on +7 501 725 6442

Mihaly K Varga in Budapest on +36 1429 1300.
The global law firm Clifford Chance LLP is announcing that senior associates Victoria Bortkevicha and Yuri Golovanov have been named to the position of “Counsel”. The title “Counsel” is reserved for senior lawyers who are of outstanding ability and have made an exceptional contribution to the law firm.

Victoria Bortkevicha began working for Clifford Chance LLP in Moscow in January 1994 and specialises in banking and finance law and project finance transactions, having worked on major transactions in the oil, metals, municipal and telecommunications sectors. Victoria has on two occasions been seconded to the London office of Clifford Chance LLP where she worked in the Project Finance group.

Victoria completed a Bachelor Diploma with honours in Financial Law (1990-1995) and Masters Diploma in Financial Law (1995-1997) from the People’s Friendship University of the Russian Federation. In addition she completed a LLM in Commercial Law (1999-2000), King’s College of Law, London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law (London University), Great Britain.

Yuri Golovanov began working for Clifford Chance LLP in Moscow in October 1995 and specialises in banking and finance law and capital market transactions, having worked on major transactions in the oil, metals, municipal and telecommunications sectors. Yuri has on two occasions been seconded to the New York office of Clifford Chance LLP where he worked in the Securities and Financial Restructuring Groups.

Yuri completed a Masters of Laws, with honours (1988-1993) from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, School of International Law. In addition he completed Master of Laws (LL.M.) (1993-1994), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL, USA.

Yuri is admitted to the Bar associations in both New York and Russia.

Ivan Marisin, managing Partner of the Clifford Chance Moscow Office, commented:

“The appointment of Victoria Bortkevicha and Yuri Golovanov to Counsel recognises the Yuri Golovanov to Counsel recognises the international experience and deep understanding of the Russian market that both these talented lawyers have. The elevation of status is richly deserved and will further strengthen the gains made over the last two years to grow and establish the banking and capital markets practices in Russia.”

“We are delighted with the appointment of these talented lawyers.”

Michael Cuthbert, Regional Managing Partner for Central and Eastern Europe and Finance and Capital Markets partner in Moscow, added:

“Victoria and Yuri’s new roles as Counsel reinforces the firm’s commitment to a strong Russia practice, and reflects our firm’s ability to serve domestic and international clients in Russia and throughout the region.”

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