Energy & Natural Resources in Russia

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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Deal Highlight

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

Experience Spotlight

Debevoise represents Norsk Hydro in its $10 billion negotiations with Gazprom to develop the Shtockman gas-condensate field in the Barents Sea

In the News

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 in Russia, with Dmitri Nikiforov listed as an “eminent practitioner.” “Chair of the Moscow office 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 Legal 500 EMEA.


Recommended law firm for Energy & Natural Resources in Russia by IFLR1000.



Dmitri Nikiforov

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s practice head Dmitri Nikiforov is ‘a go-to lawyer on oil and gas matters.

The Legal 500

It has strong relationships with Russian clients.

Chambers Europe

Dmitri Nikiforov is recommended as a leading oil and gas lawyer.

Vedomosti: Best Lawyer


Dmitri Nikiforov

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