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Practice Focus
Alexey Frolov heads Energy, Mining, Infrastructure practice group. He specializes in corporate, commercial and natural resources law. Alexey advises multinational and domestic clients on high-profile M&A transactions and joint ventures in the areas of oil and gas and mining, as well as on subsoil and environmental regulatory issues.
Representative Legal Matters
  • Advised Vitol plc on its investment in a major project in the oil and gas industry.
  • Advised Chelyabinsk Electrometallurgical Plant on a 50/50 joint venture with Volzhsk Pipe Plant (a member of the TMK Group). The basis for the JV is Russian Stainless Company LLC established by the parties. The parties expect more than RUB 100 billion to be invested in the project.
  • Advised the Russian Platinum Group on various aspects of the proposed development of disseminated ore deposits of platinum group metals (PGMs) in the Norilsk Industrial District (Chernogorskaya Mining Company and Southern part of Norilsk 1 deposit).
  • Advised the Russian Platinum Group on its 50/50 joint venture with the Norilsk Nickel Group in connection with the proposed development of disseminated ore deposits in the Norilsk Industrial District (Arctic Palladium Project).
  • Advised a Russia-based vertically integrated steel and mining company on acquisition of a 20% stake in a major pipe enterprise located in the south of Russia.
  • Advised a multinational oil & gas company in connection with the establishment of a joint venture for the construction and operation of the Baltic LNG plant in Russia.
  • As a lead counsel, advised Rhône Capital, a global private equity firm, and its affiliate Wellbore Integrity Solutions (WIS) on the USD 400 million acquisition of the drilling and fishing businesses from Schlumberger in 25 jurisdictions across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Advised shareholders of Amur Zoloto in relation to the agreement between Kopy Goldfields AB, HC Alliance Mining Group Ltd. and Lexor Group SA whereby Kopy Goldfieds agreed to acquire 100% of the shares in Amur Gold Company Limited, through a reverse takeover.
  • Advised the borrower and the project owner, Alliance Altyn LLC, in connection with attracting a USD 180 million project financing from a large Russian bank for the construction of mining facilities and processing plant at Jerooy gold ore deposit in the Kyrgyz Republic.
  • Advised Yamal Development LLC on a USD 2,94 billion acquisition of a 60 percent equity stake in Artic Russia from Eni. Artic Russia owns a 49 percent interest in SeverEnergia, a Russian oil and gas company operating in the Yamal-Nenets region.
Professional membership
  • member of the Association of International Energy Negotiators (AIEN)
  • member of the Mining Advisory Council
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2006
  • Moscow State Legal Academy, Law Degree with Honours, 2000
  • Moscow State Linguistic University, 1995