Elena Kontievskaya

Associate, Moscow (on client secondment)



Elena is an associate in our Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance practice. She regularly represents corporate clients, finance organizations and commercial banks in a variety of sectors on a wide range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions, including general syndicated lending and debt restructurings. Elena also has experience advising on a range of legal issues relating to banking, currency regulation, security enforcement and corporate law.

In 2015 Elena spent six months on secondment to the legal department at ING Bank N.V., London Branch.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
International law faculty
Kutafin Moscow State Law University


Advised EuroChem on a project financing of up to US$750 million, provided by a syndicate of international and local banks, in connection with its Usolskiy potash project located within Verkhnekamskoe deposit.

Representation of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on an almost US$400 million financing of a 450 MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Yaroslavl, Russia that is being developed by China Huadian Hong Kong and Territorial Generation Company No. 2.

Advised Summa, a Russian investment and trading group, on the multi-stage US$1.2 billion acquisition of a stake in OAO "Far Eastern Shipping Company" and the related acquisition financing obtained from a syndicate of international banks.

Representation of Antipinsky Oil Refinery on a project financing of up to US$1.75 billion from Sberbank to increase its refining capacity in order to comply with Euro-5 standards.

Advised three major Russian banks: Sberbank, Gazprombank and VTB Bank in connection with a project financing for the development of oil gas fields in the Russian north by LLC SeverEnergia. The total amount of the financing was more than US$3 billion and consisted of a single term loan facility to be advanced over the course of four years.