At Nextons we understand the nature of this highly capital-intensive and results-driven sector – so crucial for Russia's economy. We work alongside industry participants, helping to ensure that your projects are brought on stream as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Nextons’ team of top-notch specialists in the Energy and Natural Resources practice accompanies the most complex projects and transactions, including those spanning multiple jurisdictions. A number of international and Russian companies operating in this sector approach us regularly for expert advice and intelligent solutions – both at project inception and throughout the operational stage.

Nextons practitioners handle the most complex M&A and joint venture deals and provide comprehensive advice across corporate, banking and finance, competition, tax and dispute areas. We work closely with our colleagues in the Central Asia / Caspian region and worldwide.

Key Service Areas

  • Oil and gas
    • We deal with the full range of upstream, midstream and downstream work. This includes acquisition and sale of oil and gas assets (M&A), joint ventures, project development, LNG projects pipelines, refineries, petrochemicals, trading, storage, and electricity transmission and supply.
      Our clients include the range of industry participants including major global, Russian, and other CIS-country private and state-owned companies, independents, PE funds, drilling and other oil & gas service contractors, pipeline companies, refiners, petrochemicals producers, retail operators, commodities traders, and lenders.

  • Mining
    • Nextons’ lawyers advise clients across the entire spectrum of mining and metals projects, including exploration, project development and finance, smelting, processing and refining, pre-export / prepayment finance, and trading and export of ores and metals. Our clients' projects have involved coal (both thermal and coking), a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and precious and rare-earth metals.

  • Electricity / Renewables
    • Nextons offers services across all points of the supply chain from generation and transmission to distribution, supply and metering. We are also active in Russia’s emerging renewable energy sector.

  • Energy finance
    • We cover a broad range of finance transactions, including project finance and prepayment financings that characterize today’s global oil, gas, mining and metals, and power industries.

  • Energy disputes
    • The Nextons team has the needed combination of dispute resolution expertise and in-depth knowledge of the industry. We have substantial experience acting for Russian and international companies in complex and high-value energy disputes – including litigation in the Russian and English courts as well as arbitration in London, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna, Singapore and elsewhere around the world.

  • Transshipment and transportation
    • We can provide you with the full-scope of legal services related to transshipment and transportation of various commodities, as well as acquisition and disposal of terminals and other transshipment facilities.

  • Climate change and global agreements
    • We have been advising clients on climate change issues since the earliest days of the carbon markets, helping them to navigate the opportunities and challenges that climate change offers to their business. We advise on the issues of Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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What Our Clients Say

“Deep understanding of the customer’s needs while maintaining a high quality of legal expertise.”The Legal 500, 2021
“Customer orientation, availability, ready to help in a short time. Professional team of lawyers.”The Legal 500, 2021
“They are always ready to help; they are a very client-oriented firm.”Chambers Europe, 2020
“The lawyers have the desire and ability to work under tough conditions.”Chambers Europe, 2020
“Good knowledge of both Russian and international aspects of the business.”The Legal 500, 2018
“They are knowledgeable and experienced in the renewables sector, providing brief, relevant and to-the-point advice with the right amount of depth.”The Legal 500, 2018
“The team provides very commercial, user-friendly and punchy advice.” Chambers Europe, 2017
“We get almost 24/7 access and prompt responses.”Chambers Europe, 2017