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 represents Norsk Hydro in its $10 billion negotiations with Gazprom to develop the Shtockman gas-condensate field in the Barents Sea
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 in Russia for Energy and Natural Resources: Mining
—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 for Energy and Natural Resources in Russia by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 and by IFLR1000, 2020.
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