Debevoise has one of the leading Energy & Natural Resources practices in Russia and the CIS. It has a long history advising on high-stakes disputes and business-shaping transactions. Today, it works with many of Russia’s leading companies in the sector as well as with international corporations active in the region.
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Debevoise Advises on two important hydrocarbon pipeline construction projects (the Caspian Pipeline Consortium and a project to transport gas-condensate from Russia via the Arctic), as well as various other oil and gas projects
Debevoise represents Norsk Hydro in its $10 billion negotiations with Gazprom to develop the Shtockman gas-condensate field in the Barents Sea
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Debevoise Advises Four large-scale oil and gas development projects in various regions of Russia (Sakhalin 1, 2 and 3 and the Kharyaga Project)
Ranked as a leading firm for Energy and Natural Resources: Mining in Russia
—Chambers Europe, 2019 and Chambers Global, 2019
Dmitri Nikiforov listed as an “eminent practitioner.” “Dmitri Nikiforov is widely regarded as a talented practitioner, who maintains excellent relationships with a number of key clients.”
—Chambers Europe and Chambers Global
Recommended a leading law firm for energy and natural resources in Russia by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018.
Recommended law firm for Energy & Natural Resources in Russia by IFLR1000, 2019.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s practice head Dmitri Nikiforov is ‘a go-to lawyer on oil and gas matters.
—The Legal 500
Clients appreciate the lawyers' "speed of response and their ability to think outside the box on complex problems."
—Chambers Europe, 2019
Dmitri Nikiforov is recommended as a leading oil and gas lawyer.
—Vedomosti: Best Lawyer