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Sergey Blinov

Counsel

Sergey is a banking expert focusing on the CIS and Middle East regions.

He is an all-round finance lawyer with substantial experience in a broad range of banking and finance transactions, covering trade finance, export credit finance, restructuring, project finance, acquisition finance, subordinated loans, syndicated lending, restructurings (both consensual and contentious), and debt capital markets transactions. He has also advised various financial institutions on major insolvency proceedings and related litigation.

Being an international trained counsel, Sergey brings more than 15 years of banking expertise to helping state-owned and commercial banks, emerging companies and global market players navigate complex issues. His portfolio of projects also includes work on sanctions and regulatory issues in emerging markets.

Sergey has been praised for his work and recognised among leading banking and insolvency lawyers.

Experience

Representative matters

UzAuto Motors as Issuer on the issue of USD300m 4.85%. Notes due 2026 for UzAuto Motors.

K-sure and the covered lenders on a USD660m financing to an oil company’s subsidiary in Uzbekistan in respect of the construction of its gas processing complex.

The Korean ECAs and the twenty commercial lenders on the financing of the Government of Turkmenistan’s USD1.8bn ethane cracker and polyethylene plant in Kiyalny, Turkmenistan.

International and regional lenders on a multi-billion facility to a major steel plant.

Recognition
He is attentive and responds quickly. He is also good at managing clients' expectations
Chambers Global, 2021

Qualifications

Admissions

Russia, 2009

Academic

Diploma, Law, Moscow State University, 2009

Languages

Russian, English
Dubai
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.
Disclaimer
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.