Alexey Bardin, former Managing Counsel at Shell Exploration and Production Services in Russia, has joined Eversheds Sutherland as Of Counsel and Head of Energy & Infrastructure.
Bardin spent the past 14 years at Shell, and from fromJanuary 2009 to January 2019 was also Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Petroleum Advisory Forum, where he was in charge of cooperation with Russian governmental authorities and provided effective expert support in the field of Russian subsoil legislation.
Before joining Shell in 2005, Bardin spent five years with Allen & Overy and then three years with LeBouef, Lamb, Green & MacRae. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
“Having worked for 22 years at Shell and in international law firms, Alexey has been involved in some of the most important oil and gas projects since the fall of the Soviet Union,” according to Eversheds Sutherland.
“Alexey is an outstanding specialist with a wealth of experience and deep understanding of the oil and gas industry," commented Eversheds Sutherland Managing Partner Victoria Goldman, "and I am certain that Alexey will help us with further development of this practice in our firm, providing our clients with the highest possible quality of legal support.”
Bardin stated that he is “happy to join Eversheds Sutherland’s team and of course very pleased of the confidence shown in me,” and that he hopes that he can “contribute to the firm by building on my experience within oil & gas law.”