Grigory Marinichev represents international lenders and borrowers in structured finance, syndicated lending, debt restructuring transactions, and insolvency issues. Grigory advises clients in the metals, mining, telecommunications, oil and gas, and power generation industries on a range of financial transactions—from syndicated and bilateral credit facilities, refinancing, and bond issues, to export financing, loans, and loan restructurings. He also represents and advises project sponsors, export credit agencies, and multilateral financial institutions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Grigory was a partner and head of the Russian banking and finance practice of another international law firm, resident in Moscow.
Acting for Evraz in connection with a USD 900 million pre-export finance facility arranged by ING Bank and Deutsche Bank.
Acting for UniCredit in connection with a USD 500 million financing of ALROSA.
Acting for Sistema JSFC on an INR 12.8 billion bond issuance by its Indian telecommunications subsidiary, Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd.
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by VTB and Raiffeisenbank on a USD 250 million pre-export financing of Enisey.
Acting for Norilsk Nickel on a EUR 278 million export financing arranged by an international syndicate, including DZ Bank, ING Bank, Crédit Agricole CIB, and Bayerische Landesbank, to finance the purchase of four arctic container vessels with the support of Hermes (named "Deal of the Year" by Trade Finance magazine).
Acting for a syndicate of banks, including Natixis, BNP Paribas, Raiffeisenbank, and Commerzbank, with regard to a USD 300 million pre-export financing of Russian Copper Company.
Acting for Mosenergo on a EUR 415 million export financing arranged by Crédit Agricole CIB to finance the construction of new combined heat and power plants for TEZs 12, 16, 20, and 25.
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by BNP Paribas, UniCredit, ING Bank, and Commerzbank in connection with a USD 180 million pre-export financing of Siberian Anthracite.
Acting for IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG on a EUR 161 million export financing of Lebedinsky GOK.
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by ING Bank, Natixis, Commerzbank, and Raiffeisenbank in connection with a RUB 2.8 billion loan to ZAO Profit, a metals trading company, secured by the assignment of domestic supply contracts (named "Deal of the Year" by Trade Finance, Global Trade Review, and Trade and Forfeiting Review magazines).
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by Natixis, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation with regard to a USD 525 million loan to Raspadskaya.
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and ING Bank in connection with a RUB 6.3 billion loan to RusHydro to finance the refurbishment of generating units of Volga-Kama hydro cascade (named "Deal of the Year" by Global Trade Review magazine).
Acting for the International Investment Bank and International Bank for Economic Cooperation on the restructuring of their USD 700 million former USSR indebtedness to the London Club of Creditors and loan exchange for Russian government bonds.
Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, 2001, Law
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Banking and Finance Law, Moscow, The Best Lawyers in Russia (2020)
Recognized, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Moscow, The Best Lawyers in Russia (2020)
Leading Individual, Banking and Finance: Lender or Arranger Side, Russia, The Legal 500EMEA (2019)
Leading Individual, Restructuring and Insolvency, Russia, The Legal 500EMEA (2019)
Recommended, Banking and Finance: Borrower Side, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Mediation, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Recommended, Energy and Natural Resources, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, Russia, Chambers Global (2016–2019)
Ranked, Banking & Finance, Chambers Europe (2015–2019)
Ranked, Restructuring/Insolvency, Russia, Chambers Europe (2017–2019)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (2018, 2019)
Recommended, The Legal 500 EMEA (2017)
Ranked, Energy & Natural Resources, Chambers Europe (2016)