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8.10. Syndicated Loans in Russia: One for All and All for One?

Friday, May 17
11:00 - 13:00

Hall #7, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)

For this subject, we offer to arrange for the discussion among business representatives and legal practitioners, and to discuss the issues banks and borrowers face upon structuring syndicated loans, the issues of the existing statutory regulation and the planned amendments to the laws on syndicated loans.

Business representatives will start the discussion with a general comparison of the Russian and the foreign syndicated loan markets, and then will cover the most relevant issues hindering the development of the Russian syndicated loan market, including the such matters as syndicated loans’ conveyance on over-the-counter markets and sub-participation in a syndicated loan.

Then we will proceeds with the discussion of the enforcement issues related to the Law on Syndicated Loans (including, inter alia, the comparison of enforcement of the provisions on allocation of the money received by one of the lenders between the members of the lending syndicate under English and Russian law.

And at last, we will discuss the planned amendments to the Law on Syndicated Loans and other applicable statutory acts.


Elena Borisenko

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, Gazprombank JSC


As the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management, Ms. Borisenko is overseeing the Gazprombank’s Legal Department and responsible for addressing all legal matters encountered by Gazprombank and its group of companies.

  • Education

Saint Petersburg State University, Law School (2000)

  • Legal practice

Private legal practice, corporate and commercial law (2000-2008)

Member of Saint-Petersburg Bar Chamber (2001-2008)

  • State Service

2008 - 2009 - Advisor to the Head of the Federal Registration Service

2009 - 2010 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation 

Feb. 2010 - March 2011 – Head of the Department of Legal Aid and Cooperation with Judicial System, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation

2011 - 2012 - Advisor to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, Official Representative of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation

2012 - 2015 – Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.

Areas of responsibility: development of legal profession: pro bono legal aid, attorneys and bars, notary, forensics, improvement of the national arbitration legislation.

  • Teaching and lecturing

 Saint-Petersburg State University, Law School, State and Administrative Law Department (2013-till now)


Ivan Dun

Vice President – Department Head, Gazprombank JSC

Roman Fomin

Senior Managing Director, VEB.RF

Nikolai Kurmashev

Counsel, Linklaters CIS

Dmitry Kuzmin

Senior Associate, Ivanyan & Partners

Rustem Miftakhutdinov

Head of Insolvency Proceedings Unit, Rosneft Oil Company PJSC

Daria Semenikhina

Counsel, Ivanyan & Partners

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director – Head of Syndications and Structuring, SBERBANK

Julia Voskoboinikova

Legal Counsel, Linklaters CIS

* The Programme may be subject to change