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Vadim Nikitin

Vadim Nikitin

Senior Associate

Vadim is a Russian law qualified banking and finance lawyer. 



Vadim is a Russian law qualified banking and finance lawyer. He advises lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans. Vadim specialises in transactions which involve financing of commercial real estate, energy and infrastructure projects. He also advises on land and city planning regulations.

Vadim's experience includes advising:

  • Russian Fishery Company in connection with an up to US$1billion (in US$ equivalent) multicurrency facilities from Sberbank for the purposes of refinancing of the current liabilities, working capital financing, construction of seven fishing vessels, as well as in connection with the issue by Sberbank of on-demand guarantees for the benefit of the Russian Federal Fishing Agency as security for performance of the company's undertakings under fishing quotas distribution agreements
  • Russian Crab Group in connection with a multibillion syndicated facility in relation to the acquisition of crab fishing quotas, acquisition of crab fishing fleet and constructions of new crab fishing vessels in Russian shipyards
  • VTB Bank on an up to US$1.9 billion project finance of the construction of a bulk cargo terminal in sea-port Taman in Krasnodar region
  • Sberbank of Russia on over €900 million financing of acquisition of a number of shopping malls in Moscow and St. Petersburg by FORTGROUP from Immofinanz Group
  • United Capital Partners on an up to US$3.65 billion secured loan facility from VTB Bank to a joint venture established by United Capital Partners and commodities trader Trafigura for the purposes of acquisition of a 49% stake in Essar Oil Limited (with simultaneous acquisition of another 49% stake by Rosneft)


Vadim graduated from the Moscow State Law Academy in 2005. Prior to joining the firm as an associate in 2016, Vadim worked as counsel at Gleden Invest and in the London and Moscow offices of other international law firms.