ALLEN & OVERY

ALLEN & OVERY STRENGTHENS ITS RUSSIAN AND CIS PRACTICE

 

Igor Gorchakov has joined the firm as a partner in the Banking department. Igor is an experienced and versatile Russian lawyer with wide-ranging banking and finance expertise, including general lending, project finance, real estate finance, securitisation, derivatives and bank regulation. He also practises in the areas of international capital markets, M&A and dispute resolution. Igor is recognised by the Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000 legal directories as a leading practitioner. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, he was a partner at Baker & McKenzie in St. Petersburg for almost five years.

Alexandra Fasakhova has been promoted as International Capital Markets partner as at 1 June 2012. She joined Allen & Overy’s Moscow office in 2007. Alexandra advises both issuers and underwriters on international and domestic equity and debt capital markets transactions, including initial and secondary public offerings, eurobonds, pre-IPO financings, securitisations and public M&A transactions. She has advised on a number of high-profile offerings and listings, including Mechel, Federal Grid Company, MRSK Holding, Bank St Petersburg, Sistema-Hals, Sitronics, M.video, Comstar United TeleSystems and others. Alexandra holds Law and Master of Private Law degrees from leading Russian law schools as well as an LL.M from Leiden University (The Netherlands).

Cameron Half has joined the firm as International Capital Markets U.S. Counsel. He is a U.S.-qualified lawyer. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Cameron was an executive director in the capital markets execution team at Morgan Stanley in London. At Morgan Stanley, he was responsible for structuring and executing European equity and equity-linked transactions, with a focus on equity offerings by Russian businesses. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Cameron was an associate at a major U.S. law firm in its New York, London and Moscow offices. Cameron has extensive experience in SEC-registered and Rule 144A equity and debt offerings, including IPOs and follow-on offerings and listings for leading Russian businesses such as Evraz Group, Polymetal, Yandex, Mail.ru Group, Mechel, Magnit, Globaltrans, Globalports, Transcontainer, TMK, and HMS Group, as well as for European companies including Delta Lloyd Group, PZU SA, New World Resources, Piraeus Bank, National Bank of Greece, ENRC and many others. Cameron graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. magna cum laude in Social Studies, and he received a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. Cameron is fluent in both written and spoken Russian.

 

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