Alexey Chertov advises clients on banking, finance, restructuring, and insolvency matters. He counsels banks in connection with financing transactions and debt collections, and represents banks that are creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He also helps corporate clients in restructuring loan portfolios and in insolvency proceedings. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Alexey was an associate in the banking practice of another international law firm. Since October 2013 until May 2014 Mr. Chertov was seconded to Sberbank Europe AG where he worked on a number of international financing transactions as in-house legal counsel. A native Russian speaker, Alexey is also fluent in English.
Advising VTB Bank (Austria) AG in connection with a US$ 20 million financing of S.C. T.M.K.-Artrom S.A., a leading Russian pipe manufacturer.
Representing a syndicate of international banks with a US$ 70 million claim in connection with two bankruptcy proceedings relating to entities of the Russian metallurgical group "Red October".
Advising Sberbank Europe AG as a borrower in connection with debut EUR 350 million equivalent dual-currency syndicated term loan facility arranged for Sberbank Europe AG by a syndicate of international banks with Barclays Bank PLC as documentation agent and Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Filiale Luxemburg as facility agent.
Advising Sberbank Europe AG in connection with US$ 75 million term loan facility to NIS a.d. Novi Sad (Serbian subsidiary of JSC Gazprom Neft.
Advising VTB Bank (Austria) AG in connection with the recognition and enforcement of a London Court of International Arbitration award in the bankruptcy proceedings of a Russian company.
Advising a syndicate of international banks in connection with a EUR 389 million financing of Gestamp Automoción, S.A.
Representing a major French bank in litigation in connection with debt collection from a Russian company and a Lithuanian company.
Advising a major international company in connection with bankruptcy proceedings in respect of JSC Kubankhleboproduct and LLC Rosinteragroservis.
Advising a major Russian real estate developer in connection with insolvency proceedings and debt restructuring.
Advising a foreign bank in connection with the challenge of a stand-by letter of credit issued by a major Russian state-owned bank.
Representing BRED Banque Populaire in litigation regarding the reimbursement of more than EUR 75,000 in legal fees incurred by the bank in connection with proceedings in Russia.
Advising a syndicate of international banks in connection with a EUR 70 million financing of Magnezit Group Limited.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2011, Master of Law
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2009, Bachelor of Law
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Next Generation Lawyers, Banking and Finance: Lender or Arranger Side, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Recommended, Banking and Finance: Borrower Side, Russia, Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020)