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Russian Federation Practice Nears 20th Year Serving the Region
New York, June 11, 2009 — The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that Dmitry Gubarev, Olga Koniuhova and Julia Romanova have been named international partners in connection with the firm’s practice in the Russian Federation.
“These moves, increasing our Moscow resident partners to five, reflect the depth of Chadbourne’s senior level capability in Russia in the areas of corporate, project finance, litigation and restructuring,” said Chadbourne’s Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “Dmitry, Olga and Julia have in-depth understanding of clients’ needs throughout Russia and they have the skills and insights needed to successfully navigate the challenges of today’s turbulent economy.”
Chadbourne’s Moscow office was established in 1990 and has been recognized as one of the leading law offices in Russia, most recently by Acquisition Finance Magazine and International Law Office. Despite the current economic environment, the Firm will continue building upon 19 years of servicing Russian and international clients from its offices in Moscow and, since 2005, in St. Petersburg.
Details on the new partners in Chadbourne & Parke International, LLP are:
Dmitry Gubarev, Corporate and Project Finance Practices. Mr. Gubarev specializes in issues relating to finance and banking law and capital markets transactions, including structured finance, project finance and derivatives. His work with Chadbourne has included advising multilateral lenders, as well as Russian and western banks and companies on various securitizations, syndicated loans, project finance transactions, credit linked notes issues and other financings in Russia and other CIS countries. Mr. Gubarev received a law degree with honors from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law in 1998 and a Doctor of Laws in 2002 from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Olga Koniuhova, Corporate, Private Funds and Financial Restructuring Practices. Ms. Koniuhova specializes in cross-border transactions with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, shareholder and joint venture arrangements, corporate restructuring and reorganization, preparation of companies for listing or the raising of debt on Russian and international capital markets. She has also provided legal counsel to a broad range of multinational and other companies on matters such as corporate governance, local regulatory regimes and labor issues. Previously a director (legal practice) at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Moscow, Ms. Koniuhova holds a law degree from Kyrgyz State University, and received a Ph.D from Frunze Polytechnic Institute, where she majored in Engineering & Geology.
Julia Romanova, Litigation, Arbitration and Bankruptcy Practices. Ms. Romanova focuses her practice on litigation, international and domestic arbitration and bankruptcy/restructuring matters. She advises clients with regard to all aspects of dispute resolution involving Russian elements. Ms. Romanova has worked with international multilateral lending institutions on recovery and restructuring matters and rendered advice in connection with numerous international arbitration proceedings for such institutions and major Russian clients. She received a law degree, with honors, in 1996 from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law.
“We are delighted that Dmitry, Olga and Julia have become international partners. They are each dynamic and excellent professionals, well-known in their respective fields, who will add to the depth and breadth of Chadbourne’s experience in Russia,” said Moscow Managing Partner Jennifer Handz.
“Dmitry has extensive experience advising multilateral lenders, as well as Russian and western banks and companies on securitizations, syndicated loans, project finance transactions, credit linked notes issues and other financings in Russia and the CIS,” Ms. Handz noted. “Olga has the key corporate experience to help Chadbourne and its clients in the market and Julia’s focus on restructuring, litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy is particularly valuable in the current economic environment.”
About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, London (a multinational partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw (a Polish partnership), Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.