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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 a group of international banks on the amendment to the credit facility agreement for PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, which increased the funding limit from US$2,500 million to US$4,150 million
  • Advising VTB Bank on an up to US$250 million EXIAR-covered loan facility for Uralchem, the largest ammonium nitrate producer in Russia, to finance the group’s export supplies of mineral fertilisers overseas
  • 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 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 2018

Awards and citations

  • A client notes his "extensive experience of working with the biggest banks in Russia. He knows them and their limits very well, which helps a lot. He is fast in responding and very commercially oriented." Sources also highlight his pragmatic and hands-on approach.
    Chambers Global 2021: Banking & Finance - Russia
  • ‘Vladimir Barbolin is always client-orientated and aims at achieving a result benefiting all parties. He carefully considers all possible solutions to any problem.’
    Legal 500 2021: Banking & Finance
  • Ranked Band 2 for Banking & Finance
    Chambers Europe 2021
  • Ranked as 'Next Generation Partner' for Banking & Finance
    Legal 500 2021
  • Ranked as a 'Highly regarded' for Banking
    IFLR1000 2020