Energy & Natural Resources in Russia

Debevoise’s Moscow Office Leads and Coordinates International Teams Advising Energy and Natural Resources Companies in the Region


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.

The firm’s Moscow office leads and coordinates the team’s work in the region, working closely with colleagues in the U.S., Europe and Asia who have long experience with Russia/CIS projects. Through bringing together teams of Russian, English, European and U.S. lawyers, the firm ensures clients benefit from a thorough knowledge of the Russian market, an in-depth grasp of Russian law, and considerable international capabilities.

The practice encompasses market-leading lawyers in a number of disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, project finance, international disputes, white collar/criminal/regulatory matters, tax and antitrust. This breadth means the team acts as a one-stop shop for energy and natural resource companies in the region. Chambers Europe has stated the team “is renowned for advising power, mining, and oil and gas clients on a variety of matters.”

The practice builds tailored teams and solutions that advise clients on their most critical transactions and disputes. This frequently includes creating new transaction structures and steering clients through them for the first time. Indeed, Chambers Europe has stated that the team is “creative and transaction-driven.”