Rimma Izmaylova

Counsel, Abu Dhabi



Rimma is counsel in Project Development and Finance practice. She has acted on a wide range of transactions for banks and borrowers, including pre-export finance, project finance, real estate and asset finance, general syndicated finance, as well as refinancing and loan restructurings.

She has also closely worked with a multilateral active in the region on legislative reforms to the pledge law. Her experience also includes advising on general corporate issues, with an emphasis on the financial sector, as well as currency control and bankruptcy issues.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Law and English Language Faculties
Moscow State Linguistic University


Advising Raiffeisenbank as a lead lender in connection with in connection with a US$ multi-million club financing deal in housing & utilities sector in Russia, including analysis of concession agreements and other related documentation in 2020.

Advising VTB Bank on a landmark US$1.7 billion restructuring of Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, in 2020.

Advising Intesa Sanpaolo as a lender in connection with US$300 million financing to a major Russian mining company in 2020.

Advising RusVinyl and the transaction sponsors (SIBUR Holding and SolVin GmbH & Co. KG) with English and Russian law advice on the €750 million project financing of a 330,000-ton-per-annum polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. This deal was selected as "2011 Europe Petrochemical Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International magazine, as one of the "Best Deals of 2011" by Global Trade Review magazine and as "2011 European Petrochemicals Deal of the Year" by Project Finance magazine.

Advising a major Russian financial institution in connection with financing of a Russian real estate developer for the purposes of residential property construction on the basis of 214-FZ using escrow accounts.

Advising ESN Group (a Russian investment banking and management consulting company) in the acquisition of RBC, one of the leading media holdings in Russia, from Onexim Group. The transaction involved drafting of complex documents governed by English or Russian law in relation to acquisition of equity and debt instruments.

Advising PPF Real Estate in connection with the acquisition of Nevsky Center shopping mall in Saint Petersburg from Stockmann plc for €171 million and on real estate financing of this deal from Sberbank.

Advising Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in connection with its US$400 million limited recourse financing to a joint venture between Territorial Generation Company No. 2 (TGC-2) and China Huadian Corporation to finance the construction of a new gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration plant to sell electric power into Russia's wholesale market under long-term capacity sale agreements.