Banking and Finance

Our team advises lenders, borrowers and other market participants on all matters related to various types of financing, including syndicated and bilateral loans, project finance, pre-export finance  in the energy, metals, mining and oil and gas industries, public water supply sector, transport (aviation, railways, road transport), real estate and telecommunications, as well as in other sectors.

Our lawyers have in-depth insight and impressive experience in handling numerous projects and financing transactions, allowing us to provide our clients with highly professional services tailored to the specifics and requirements of their respective businesses.

Clients value our expertise and entrust us with intricately structured transactions containing highly complex terms, which require a non-standard approach and solutions from a legal advisor.

Asset Finance

Our asset finance team is a recognised leader in advising clients on financing, leasing, acquisition and sale of various types of high value transportation assets, as well as related regulatory matters specific for the sector.

We advise and represent leading international and Russian banks, lessors, operators, manufacturers and financial institutions in connection with domestic and international transactions for financing of aircraft, ships and rolling stock, providing advice on a broad range of matters including debt financing, pre-delivery financing, finance leases, operating leases, portfolio sales, novation of leases and chartering contracts and repossession.

Our team has extensive experience in handling the most complex cross-border financing transactions in the aviation and maritime sectors governed by English law, which allows us to provide clients with unique expertise in this area.

Acquisition Finance

We have unique experience advising financiers and borrowers on financing of major acquisition transactions, including management buyouts and LBOs while supporting the most significant M&A transactions on the market.

ESG and Green Finance

We have extensive experience advising both lenders and borrowers on ESG financing linked to the sustainability performance of companies doing business in various sectors of the economy, including metallurgy and gold mining. We closely follow the active development of this type of financing in Russia and are always happy to share our accumulated knowledge.

Financial Restructuring

Our team has extensive experience in advising lenders and borrowers (both in Russia and abroad) on financial debt restructuring, which includes dealing with defaulted or pre-defaulted situations (including bankruptcy analysis), as well as renegotiating the terms and models of financing in connection with corporate restructuring and corporate migration (both within the Russian Federation and from one offshore jurisdiction to another).

Syndicated Lending

We have unique experience in supporting syndicated lending transactions governed by Russian law. We have advised clients on these transactions both before and after the entry into force of the Federal Law on Syndicated Loans and the appearance of a standard syndicated loan agreement introduced by the Association of Regional Banks of Russia. Our experience has enabled us to make a significant contribution to the preparation and improvement of these documents.

We have also advised on syndicated lending transactions governed by English law for many years, which enables us to assist our clients in resolving any issues arising in connection with such transactions, as well as to successfully apply the relevant experience to the Russian realities, including the "transformation" of such syndications into transactions governed by Russian law.

Project Finance

For over 15 years, our lawyers have advised clients on all matters relating to project finance transactions in Russia and abroad. We have extensive experience developing structures to meet the requirements of both the project company and sponsors, as well as those of lenders, including export credit agencies. The solutions we offer are always tailored to the specifics of a given project. Our excellent knowledge of Russian law and the best Russian and international project finance practices allows us to find compromises and propose solutions that protect the interests of lenders, on the one hand, and are commercially acceptable to the borrower and sponsors, on the other.

Our team has considerable experience supporting projects under the Project Finance Factory programme. We have been part of this programme since its inception and continue to represent lenders, project companies and sponsors in its most significant projects.

In addition, together with our colleagues from the relevant practice, we also advise clients on all financial aspects of PPP and infrastructure projects.

Real Estate Finance

We provide legal support to for financing of all types of real estate finance transactions, including during the construction and operation phases. Our many years of experience in this area include advising on matters related to raising and granting bilateral and syndicated loans to finance the acquisition and construction of commercial and retail real estate, warehouses and housing. Our lawyers' professional qualifications allow them to participate in projects at the structuring stage, including developing the most optimal strategies for securing financing (including mortgages and the pledge of shares in offshore holding companies) and analysing issues related to land titles, permits and other similar aspects.


  • 01 June 2023

    Better Chance announces its first-year results and new strategic areas of focus

  • 01 June 2022

    An alliance of the best teams from Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Squire Patton Boggs announced the start of their work under a new brand - Better Chance


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First year results and strategic developments

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Better Chance advises Morgan Advanced Materials

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Better Chance advises Arcelik A.Ş.

Better Chance advises Arcelik A.Ş. on the acquisition of Whirlpool’s Russian business.

31 August 2022

Better Chance unites best teams on the legal services market

An alliance of the best teams from Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, and Squire Patton Boggs announced the start of their work under a new brand — Better Chance

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