Alexander Kitaev


Alexander's experience spans various financing transactions, whether secured or unsecured, or conventional or Islamic, representing a range of clients, including banks, aircraft lessors, airlines and major CIS, Middle East and international companies.
He specialises in general lending and asset finance, and also advises financial institutions on banking regulatory, financial services, securities market and general corporate matters.


Representative matters

A group of regional banks on a conventional and Islamic financing of nine Boeing 737-8 aircraft to be leased to a major airline based in the Middle East.

A CIS airline on an operating lease of two ATR 72-600 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital.

Various international and regional banks and corporates on amendments to the existing conventional and Islamic loan documentation in connection with LIBOR transition.

An international bank on an unsecured financing to an African multilateral development bank.



Russian Federation, 2018


LLB (with honours), Private international law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 2018

LLM (with honours), Private international law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), 2020


Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.