Aydin Jebrailov is a mining, energy and project finance lawyer based in Moscow. Aydin has represented clients as lenders and borrowers in the financing of major mining projects. He has hands-on-experience in leading transactions from a legal perspective covering all aspects of negotiating, structuring and financing subsoil operations in Russia. His legal expertise also includes assistance to clients on regulatory compliance issues such as land, environmental, technical standard and health and safety-related matters. Aydin's clients extend beyond the borders of Russia. He has overseen oil and gas legal assignments in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Aydin regularly advises on high profile, large scale transactions. In the energy sector, he has advised on the acquisition of subsoil properties at auctions and tenders, direct and indirect acquisition and sale of interest in existing natural resource projects, profit sharing agreements, and advising parties on energy production sharing agreements. He also assists clients with title legal opinions on Russian subsoil licenses and the conversion of exploration licenses into production licenses. Aydin also has comprehensive experience in complex reorganizations and transfers of subsoil rights of potentially troubled companies to legally secure corporate entities. In addition, he has obtained approvals on many occasions from subsoil authorities for amendments to licenses, and has successfully defended subsoil users from suspension or termination of their rights in administrative disputes and in Russian commercial courts. Aydin also has considerable experience related to acquisitions of interest in "strategic" companies and legal framework pertaining to subsoil plots of federal significance.
Aydin is regularly cited in leading legal directories. He was named best energy and natural resources lawyer by Best Lawyers 2011-12. Chambers cites Aydin Jebrailov as “a name of definitive authority in mining” and a legal professional who “has great technical knowledge and whose work is consistently of the highest quality”, awarding him in 2008-13 a top band individual ranking in Energy and Natural Resources. Chambers 2012 say Aydin Jebrailov is praised for his proactive style, responsiveness and “extremely high level of legal thinking.” Legal 500 2012 say “Aydin Jebrailov is ‘very business-oriented; his legal analysis is strong and his commonsense approach is refreshing’”. Who's Who Legal 2008-12 rates Aydin as a leading specialist in the mining and oil and gas sectors. In Who's Who Legal 2012: Oil and gas 2012 Aydin Jebrailov is recognised as a “leading light” in Europe. Recommendations from PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal 500 in 2008-12 underscore Aydin's reputation as a respected legal practitioner in energy and natural resource law.
Aydin graduated from Baku State University, School of Law, in 1978 and with a PhD from the Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 1986.
He is fluent in Russian, English, Azeri and Turkish.
Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has been named Mining Law Firm of the Year in the 2013 Who’s Who Legal Awards, for a second consecutive year..
International legal practice Norton Rose Group has been named global Mining Law Firm of the Year in the 2012 Who's Who Legal Awards.