Vadim Panin and Evgeny Yuriev have been promoted to Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in Russia.
Vadim Panin joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2009 after spending two and a half years at Allen and Overy. He earned his Ph.D at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
Evgeny Yuriev joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2008 after spending three years at Salans. He obtained an LL.M. (2004) and Ph.D. (2000) in Law from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
According to Herbert Smith Freehills, "Vadim Panin, a banking and finance specialist advises international and domestic lenders, as well as sponsors and borrowers, on secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, structured finance transactions and restructurings. Vadim specialises in international and domestic project finance transactions involving international, Russian and Asian banks, ECAs and multilaterals. He has an in-depth experience and knowledge of the oil and gas, petrochemical and infrastructure sectors. Vadim has advised on a number of complex, award-winning transactions which involved innovative solutions and structures."
"Evgeny Yuriev," the firm reports, "advises both international and domestic clients on all aspects of cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Amongst his clients are the major Russian companies Gazprom, Vnesheconombank and Sberbank, and several major international investors including Japanese trading houses, US private equity funds, Chinese SOEs, and major European corporations. He has particular expertise in the energy, automotive, TMT, pharma and other sectors. Aside from his corporate/M&A practice, Evgeny also leads the regulatory offering in our Russian practice. His regulatory expertise includes advising major international investors and Russian companies on foreign direct investments, antitrust and merger control, industry-specific regulation, data protection and many other areas."
“Our firm consistently develops and reinforces the corporate and finance practices which allows us to support clients more effectively in such hard times for all," said Herbert Smith Freehills EMEA Managing Partner. "We thank Vadim Panin and Evgeny Yuriev for the work they have done and highly appreciate their professional and leadership skills. We are sure that their participation in the partnership will enable us to strengthen our positions in Russia."