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Infrastructure and project finance in Russia: How to attract more commercial lenders to the market

Broadcast on Sep 27, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Russia & CIS 2021

Platinum Sponsor

Sberbank

Gold Sponsor

Gazprombank

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Credit Bank of Moscow

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Raiffeisen Bank

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Sovcombank

ESG Partner

VEB.RF

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Crédit Agricole CIB

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Emirates NBD

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Herbert Smith Freehills

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Mashreqbank

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Alfa Bank

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Allen & Overy

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ING

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Intesa Sanpaolo

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Latham & Watkins

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Morgan Lewis

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Rosbank

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S&P Global Ratings

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Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)

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Delo Group

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Gazprom Neft

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GV Gold

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MMK

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Metalloinvest

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Nordgold

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Segezha Group

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Severstal

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Slavneft

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Tatneft

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TMK

Supporting Partner

CCI France Russie (Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce)

Supporting Partner

Russian Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • Attracting commercial lenders to projects: Are Russian project finance deals bankable?
  • How can both international and local lenders increase their involvement in these large infrastructure deals?
  • What role are ECAs and DFIs playing in the project finance landscape?
  • Understanding the growing role of PPPs in attracting investment to infrastructure projects
  • How to attract more commercial banks into the Project Finance Factory and how to make deals bankable: What opportunities does this bring?
Russia & CIS

Moderator

Dmitry Gubarev

Dmitry Gubarev

Dmitry Gubarev

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills

Dmitry has a focus on syndicated lending and debt restructurings in the Russian market. Dmitry represents international and Russian banks and corporations on all types of financing transactions in Russia and other CIS countries, including syndicated loans, real estate and infrastructure financings, pre-export financings and structured products.

Consistently recognised as a leading Finance lawyer in the Russian market, clients describe Dmitry as "proactive and dynamic" and a “very strong negotiator," according to Chambers Global. Legal 500 sources comment that he “impresses with his helpfulness, knowledge and professionalism” and note his “excellent knowledge of English and Russian law and his ability to provide effective solutions during tough negotiations.

Herbert Smith Freehills

Dmitry Gubarev

Speakers

Yuri Korsun

Yuri Korsun

Deputy Chairman

VEB.RF

Yuri Korsun

Yuri Korsun

Deputy Chairman at VEB.RF

Year And Place Of Birth

Born on May 29, 1970 in Leningrad.

Information About Vocational Education

A.B. Freeman School of Business; Tulane University, 1999; MBA degree, specialization – finance and financial management. St. Petersburg State University, 1995; Faculty of Philology.

Professional Background

1990 - 1994 - Information Technology Manager (SGS, S.A.)

1995 - 1997 - Corporate Account Manager, Xerox Corp.

1997 - 2000 - Business Consultant, Headquarters for Emerging Markets, Xerox Corp. (USA)

2001 - 2005 - Corporate Account Manager, Citibank.

2005 - 2007 - Corporate Director, ABN AMRO.

2007 - 2009 - Head of Structured Credit Products, Alfa-Bank.

2009 - 2018 - Senior Managing Director, Head of Structural Credit Products, PJSC Sberbank.

From April 2018 - Deputy Chairman of VEB.RF.

VEB.RF

Yuri Korsun

Russia’s largest development institution

VEB.RF is a Russia’s national economic development institution. It is a state corporation established by Russian federal law exclusively for the public good. It is a non-commercial, non-profit organization with no shareholders. VEB.RF’s charter capital comprises funds and other property contributed by the Russian Federation; it also receives direct contributions from the Federal Budget. However, it is not a ministry or a state agency, but a special entity, tasked with facilitating a wide range of socio-economic development activities.

In partnership with commercial banks, VEB.RF provides financing for large-scale projects to develop the country’s infrastructure, industrial production and social sphere, strengthen its technological potential and improve quality of life. In mid-2018 VEB.RF was has embarked on a new business model with focus on the following areas: infrastructure, high value-added industry, urban development.

VEB.RF is also a government agent for Russia’s foreign debt, both of the Russian Government and of the former Soviet Union, and the management of certain pension funds through State Trust Management Company (“STMC”), a separate division of VEB.RF.

The highest governing body of VEB.RF is the Supervisory Board chaired by Prime Minister of Russia. VEB.RF coordinates activities of other specific national development institutions.

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Liya Grishaeva

Liya Grishaeva

Managing Director, Legal Support of Export Projects

EXIAR

Liya Grishaeva

Liya Grishaeva

Managing Director, Legal Support of Export Projects at EXIAR

EXIAR

Yulia Shkhiyantz

Yulia Shkhiyantz

Yulia Shkhiyantz

Chief Financial Officer at United Metallurgical Company (OMK)

United Metallurgical Company (OMK)

Denis Shanurenkov

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director, Head of Syndications and Structuring

Sberbank

Denis Shanurenkov

Denis Shanurenkov

Managing Director, Head of Syndications and Structuring at Sberbank

Over 10 years of managerial experience in banking. Before joining Sberbank Denis headed Structured finance Department at Alfa Bank, with main focus on the arrangement of syndicated loans to largest corporate clients, on the project finance and on the structured loan solutions.

Before Alfa Bank Denis was a co-head of Bonds and Loans Origination team at Commerzbank’s Moscow office. Joined Sberbank in 2010.

Denis has an MBA degree from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

Sberbank

Denis Shanurenkov