Salans expands its Russian Infrastructure/PPP Practice

Salans has strengthened its first-tier position in Russia with the addition of new counsel Ilya Skripnikov.

Ilya, a highly experienced infrastructure and PPP legal practitioner, joined Salans from Magisters. He has advised clients, both private and public, on major PPP and infrastructure projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus. His experience includes the first toll road projects in the CIS, as well as energy, waste, hydropower, water, airport, railway, health care and education projects. He has unique expertise in technical and financial aspects of PPP projects.

Ilya is a member of the PPP Expert Council of the Committee for Economic Policy and Business of the State Duma of Russia and the Expert Council of the Public-Private Partnerships Center of Russia.

He is one of the developers of the federal and regional PPP and project finance legislation in Russia. Ilya has also been involved in producing amendments to Kazakh concessions legislation, as well as legislation on the New Financial Initiative, including implementation of project finance principles in the country.

Whos Who Legal CIS 2011 recommends Ilya Skripnikov among clear client favorites for his outstanding grasp of technical financing issues and hands on approach.

Karina Chichkanova, Head of Salans Russian Infrastructure/PPP Practice, noted: Our PPP Practice is one of the strongest in Russia. The professionalism of our experts and commitment to clients interests is confirmed by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2011 rankings which once again ranked Salans Russian PPP Practice in band 1. Ilyas arrival will help us to respond to the increased needs of our clients in the PPP sector and ensure a top quality service.

Theodore Matheny, Co-Head of Salans Global Infrastructure/PPP Practice, added: The expansion of our PPP capacity will strengthen our ability to further develop sports, health care and waste management infrastructure sectors in Russia and the CIS.