Igor Gorchakov has joined Allen & Overy in Russia



12 April 2012

MOSCOW – Allen & Overy is pleased to announce today that Igor Gorchakov has joined the firm as a partner in the Banking department, based in Moscow.  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.

Commenting, Edwin Tham, co-head of the firm's CIS group and managing partner of the Moscow office, said:  "We are very pleased to welcome Igor to Allen & Overy.  His versatility and collaborative approach make him particularly well suited to our business.  The recruitment of Igor marks a period of measured investment in our Russian practice and underscores the firm's long-term commitment to providing its clients with the highest quality advice in this strategically important market."

Igor Gorchakov added:  "I am naturally excited to be joining the leading banking team in Russia and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the firm's CIS practice."

Allen & Overy has been recognised by all of the principal legal directories as first tier for banking and finance in Russia for nine consecutive years.

For further information, please contact Ekaterina Gorchakova on +7 495 725 7918 or email: ekaterina.gorchakova@allenovery.com.

Notes for Editors:

1.  Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 4,750 staff, including some 480 partners, working in 39 offices worldwide.

2.  In this press release 'Allen & Overy' means Allen & Overy LLP and/or its affiliated undertakings.

3.  The term 'partner’ is used to refer to a member of Allen & Overy LLP or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications or an individual with equivalent status in one of Allen & Overy LLP’s affiliated undertakings.


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