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Vladimir Barbolin

Vladimir Barbolin


Vladimir Barbolin

Vladimir Barbolin specialises in cross border-finance, syndicated lending (including under Russian law), secured and unsecured facilities, insolvency and work-outs. Industry experience includes banks, real estate, metals & mining and oil & gas.

  • Advising Sberbank on three facility agreements relating to Metropolis Office Buildings 1, 2 and 3. These deals are unique as they combined refinancing of existing Nordea loans and (in the case of Office Building 2) financing in anticipation of acquisition of the asset by Hines and PPF Real Estate
  • Advising Sberbank on UTair‘s, one of Russia's major airline and helicopter service providers, debt restructuring. The deal involved the refinancing of multiple UTair bank loans and other instruments with two Russian law syndicated facilities, having an aggregate amount of approximately about US$585.5 million
  • Advising Integra Group, one of the leading companies in the oilfield services sector in Russia, on a RUB8.7 billion syndicated Russian law loan from Sberbank and Alfa-Bank to refinance existing financial indebtedness of Integra Group
  • Advising a syndicate of banks on a US$4.75 billion syndicated pre-export finance facility refinancing the existing international debt of UC Rusal Plc, the world's largest aluminum producer. We also advised subsequently on implementing a covenant holiday option for the borrower

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Career and qualifications

  • Qualified in Russia in 2003
  • Joined Clifford Chance Moscow 2001
  • Seconded to London office, Real Estate 2006 (6 months)
  • Partner since May 2018

Awards and citations

  • Ranked Band 2 for Banking & Finance
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked as a 'Rising star' for Banking
    IFLR1000 2018
  • “Vladimir has a profound understanding of his clients' needs and always finds the perfect way to suit them and exceed the expectations.”
    IFLR1000 2018: Banking & Finance – Russia
  • “Knowledgeable, accessible, attentive, responsive, creative work approach.”
    IFLR1000 2018: Banking & Finance – Russia
  • "Clients praising Vladimir’s commercial outlook say: "He's good at finding the balanced approach and compromises." Another describes him as "knowledgeable and constructive".
    Chambers Global 2017: Banking & Finance – Russia