Alexandra Semykina

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright (Central Europe) LLP

Moscow
Russian Federation
T:+7 499 924 5148
Moscow
Russian Federation
T:+7 499 924 5148
Alexandra Semykina

Alexandra Semykina

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Biography

Alexandra Semykina is a banking and finance lawyer based in Moscow.

She works on different types of finance transactions, including cross-border and domestic finance transactions, with a particular focus on structured trade, commodity finance and asset finance (including aviation and shipping) matters. She has experience in advising banks, ECAs, other financial institutions and corporates on bilateral and syndicated (including ECA-backed) loans. 

In addition, Alexandra regularly advises on various financial regulatory and insolvency matters.


Professional experience

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  • Moscow State Institute for International Relations, 2013
  • Advising leading Russian oil companies on a number of prepayment arrangements funded by structured facility agreements with European and Russian banks, as well as various supply and profit sharing structures.
  • Advising on the various aspects (structuring, transactional, regulatory/customs) of shipping arrangements for a major LNG project.
  • Advising Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. on the Russian law aspects, including shipping as well as general lending issues, of the Atradius-backed financing of ASD Tug 2310 vessels extended to Delo Group.
  • Advising a renowned aircraft leasing company on the Russian law aspects of the sale and purchase of, and the related novation arrangements relating to, more than 20 aircraft leased to major Russian operators.
  • Advising the financing parties and ECAs on a US$425m ECA-backed financing of five A330 Airbus aircraft delivered to Aeroflot.
  • Advising Siberia Airlines on the transfer of a fleet of 23 leased Boeing 737 aircraft (plus additional committed aircraft) from Globus LLC to Siberia Airlines JSC, involving multiple lessor counterparties.
  • Advising a European airline on potential Cape Town Convention arguments to be raised in litigation against a bankrupt Russian airline.
  • Acting for Immofinanz Group on the restructuring of its US$930m Russian credit portfolio.
  • Advising Sberbank of Russia on two non-revolving credit facilities worth RUB16bn (US$550m) provided to Nord Gold N.V..
  • Advising international financial institutions on Russian law regulatory issues relating to marketing of financial and investment products in Russia; operating trading platforms; change of control in Russian banks and related approval/notifications requirements; establishing a subsidiary of a Russian bank abroad and various other regulatory matters.
  • Advising European banks on the insolvency of a number of Russian banks, including Tatfondbank, First Republic Bank, Masterbank, Investbank.
  • Alexandra Semykina contributed to the Russian chapters of Sweet & Maxwell’s Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights and Aircraft finance: registration, security and enforcement.
  • Russian
  • English

Knowledge

Open banking around the world

Publication | July 07, 2020

Russia

Thought leadership | August 27, 2018