‘Norton Rose (Central Europe) LLP has a broad aviation and transport practice that has represented a number of Russian and international airlines, as well as financial institutions’.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2012
Our Moscow transport team forms an important part of our global transport group, delivering integrated advice across the aviation, shipping, rail and ports sectors throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
We have more than 20 years’ experience of advising Russian and international clients on corporate, financing and dispute resolution matters in the transport sector.
Our areas of work include
- antitrust, competition and international regulatory systems and controls
- asset finance
- crisis management
- debt financing and restructuring
- dispute resolution
- environmental, planning and health & safety
- financing and structuring of transport infrastructure projects, including PPP
- M&A transactions, joint ventures and other forms of co-operation
- sustainability, climate change, carbon finance
- urban regeneration, ports, light rail.
Our recent work
- Advising ING Bank N.V., Rosbank and Raiffeisen Bank AG as mandated lead arrangers on a debut syndicated facility of up to €165 million arranged for Domodedovo International Airport, the largest Russian airport in terms of passenger and cargo traffic and one of three major Moscow airports.
- Advising leading Russian cargo airline, AirBridge Cargo, and its parent company Volga-Dnepr on the $245m financing of its first Boeing 747-8F cargo aircraft.
- Advising the lenders and ECAs on a $425 million ECA-backed financing of five new A330 Airbus aircraft delivered in 2012 to Aeroflot - Russian Airlines.
- Advising ROLF Group, one of the biggest automotive dealers and vehicle importers in Russia, on the sale of 51 per cent of its logistics business Rolf SCS to Japanese Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), one of the largest shipping companies in the world, and the creation of a 51/49 joint venture.
- Advising EBRD on a $130m loan to Freight One, the cargo subsidiary of Russian Railways, one of the biggest state-owned companies in Russia.