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Ilya Dvorkin

Allen & Overy is pleased to announce the appointment of:

Ilya Dvorkin, Head of Russian Aircraft Finance practice, as Partner* of the Moscow Banking department

Ilya joined Allen & Overy's Moscow office in 2008. He spent 18 months in Allen & Overy's London office as a member of the Structured and Asset Finance team, acting for major lessors and financial institutions on complex cross-border asset finance transactions. He is a recognised expert in the field of asset finance and acts for all of the leading players in the Russian and international aviation market. Ilya's practice features a wide range of aircraft-financing matters, including pre-delivery payment financings, ECA financings, aircraft sale and purchase transactions, portfolio sales and leasing, as well as related Russian tax, customs and regulatory issues. Ilya was one of the first lawyers to successfully lead the repossession of aircraft from Russia on behalf of an international lessor. He represents major Russian and international aircraft lessors and banks on their restructurings, aviation related disputes and airline bankruptcy cases in Russia.

Ilya is ranked in Band 1 as a leading practitioner in Transportation / Aviation in Russia by Chambers Europe. He has been recognised as a leading aviation expert by the Best Lawyers in Russia since 2012 and was referred to as "one of the best aviation lawyers, if not the best, in the Russian market" by The Legal 500 (2014).  

*subject to completion of certain regulatory formalities

Bulat Zhambalnimbuev

Bulat Zhambalnimbuev as Counsel in the Moscow Corporate Department

Bulat is a senior member of the corporate department in Moscow.  He joined Allen & Overy in 2006 and has more than ten years' experience of advising both Russian and foreign investors (including large Russian SOEs and multinational corporations) in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital raisings (including both private and public offerings), general corporate and antitrust matters. His experience covers a wide range of industry sectors with a particular focus on oil and gas, mining, power and financial institutions.  Bulat has been named a leading lawyer in corporate law and M&A by the 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in Russia.

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