Konstantin Kochetkov focuses his practice on banking and finance law and advises on project finance, sovereign debt, and infrastructure transactions. He has experience in various financing transactions in the Russian Federation, and representing both lenders and borrowers, including major metals and mining groups.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Konstantin was a senior finance lawyer in and manager of the St. Petersburg office of another international law firm. He speaks native Russian and is fluent in English and French.
Acting for a Russian steel group in connection with a USD 2.6 billion refinancing of credit facilities for the acquisition of mining assets in Russia.
Acting for a syndicate of banks, on a RUB 6.3 billion limited-recourse facility to finance the construction of a wood processing plant in Tomsk.
Acting for a Russian steel production company in connection with a USD 127 million export finance facility arranged by the Czech Export Bank with the support of EGAP.
Acting for an international financial institution on the financing of a regional power company backed by a municipal guarantee granted by the City of Lipetsk with the support of the Lipetsk Region.
Acting for a syndication of banks, including international finance institution, in connection with a RUB 700 million facility to Surgutsky Rayon backed by a guarantee of the Khanty-Mansi government.
Acting for a Russian nickel producer in connection with a EUR 278 million export finance facility arranged by an international syndicate including DZ Bank, ING Bank, Calyon and Bayerische Landesbank to finance the purchase of Artic container vessels with the support of Hermes.
Acting for a syndicate of foreign banks in connection with a RUR 6.3 billion limited recourse facility to a Russian energy generation company to finance the refurbishment of several units of hydro cascade in Volga region.
Acting for an international syndicate in connection with a USD 300 million syndicated pre-export finance facility to a Russian copper producer secured by assignment of copper export contracts.
University College London, 2009, LLM
Kutafin Moscow State Law University, 2003, Specialist
Eligible in the Russian Federation
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Chambers Global, Russia: Banking & Finance - Up and Coming (2016–2017)
Ranked, Chambers Europe: Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business (2017)