Aydin Jebrailov Mining Law - Russia

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Norton Rose Fulbright
White Square Office Center
Butyrsky Val str.10, Bldg.A.
Moscow 125047, Russian

Tel: +7 499 924 5101
Fax: +7 499 924 5102

Email: Aydin.Jebrailov@nortonrosefulbright.com
Web: www.nortonrosefulbright.com

Aydin Jebrailov is a mining, energy and project finance lawyer based in Moscow. Aydin has represented clients as lenders and borrowers in the financing of major mining projects. He has hands-on-experience in leading transactions from a legal perspective covering all aspects of negotiating, structuring and financing subsoil operations in Russia. His legal expertise also includes assistance to clients on regulatory compliance issues such as land, environmental, technical standard and health and safety-related matters. Aydin’s clients extend beyond the borders of Russia. He has overseen oil and gas legal assignments in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Aydin regularly advises on high profile, large scale transactions. In the energy sector, he has advised on the acquisition of subsoil properties at auctions and tenders, direct and indirect acquisition and sale of interest in existing natural resource projects, profit sharing agreements, and advising parties on energy production sharing agreements. He also assists clients with title legal opinions on Russian subsoil licenses and the conversion of exploration licenses into production licenses. Aydin also has comprehensive experience in complex reorganizations and transfers of subsoil rights of potentially troubled companies to legally secure corporate entities. In addition, he has obtained approvals on many occasions from subsoil authorities for amendments to licenses, and has successfully defended subsoil users from suspension or termination of their rights in administrative disputes and in Russian commercial courts. Aydin also has considerable experience related to acquisitions of interest in “strategic” companies and legal framework pertaining to subsoil plots of federal significance.

Aydin is regularly cited in leading legal directories. Aydin is ranked in Band 1 in Energy & Natural Resources: Mining – Russia in Chambers Global 2013-14. Mining expert Aydin Jebrailov “provides advice that is valuable to the success of our projects,” say impressed clients (Chambers Global 2014). Aydin is ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources in Legal 500 2014. Aydin is endorsed as a leading energy and mining lawyer in Who’s Who Legal 2008-14. He was named best energy and natural resources lawyer by Best Lawyers 2011-14.

Aydin graduated from Baku State University, School of Law, in 1978 and with a PhD from the Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 1986.

He is fluent in Russian, English, Azeri and Turkish.

Mining Law Practice:

Our Moscow mining and minerals practice covers a full range of services from corporate finance and project finance to dispute resolution. With a wealth of expertise in the mining industry, and as part of a dedicated global team, we are confident we can fully tailor our service to your needs.

Our clients include international and domestic mining companies, contractors and service providers, engineering and metallurgical concerns, investment banks and lending institutions, as well as governments. We work closely with our mining colleagues across the globe to provide fully integrated advice on cross-border transactions and disputes throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Our team of mining lawyers in Moscow are at the forefront of trends and developments in the mining industry, and are continuously involved in groundbreaking mining transactions. Our highly-specific expertise covers the entire spectrum of mining ventures, from precious and semi precious metals, to minerals and coal.

Our lawyers are at the forefront of emerging legislative issues in the mining sector and have a wealth of industry contacts. We assisted in the founding of the Mining Advisory Council, which we chair three times a year in our Moscow office. The Council, a type of a “mining think tank”, brings together high-level mining industry participants from various countries and Russian government officials responsible for mining and mining legislation matters.

We offer in-depth legal advice on every aspect of a mining project, from the initial exploration, licence tendering process, negotiation and preparation of mineral licences, through to the operational exploitation of the discovery. We counsel companies on the legal issues and industry-specific concerns which affect the structuring of mining projects, including the ownership of production, feasibility and evaluation procedures of Russian assets, including title, regulatory compliance and environmental risks.

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