Alexandra Samsonova regularly advises corporate borrowers, banks, and other financial institutions on banking and finance transactions across various industries. Ms. Samsonova’s experience also includes advising clients on restructurings and dispute resolution matters.

Ms. Samsonova’s experience includes advising:

  • VTB Bank (PJSC) as arranger and lender in connection with the take private offer for KAZ Minerals PLC
  • ING (as documentation bank) in relation to a US$750 million credit facility for Evraz, a global metals and mining company and a leading producer of infrastructure steel products, provided by a club of ten international banks
  • ING Bank (as documentation agent) in relation to term loan facilities for NordGold (a major gold mining group of companies) provided by a syndicate of banks, including ING, Raiffeisenbank, UniCredit, and Société Générale, and guaranteed by NordGold subsidiaries in Canada, Guinea, Kazakhstan, and Russia
  • A major international bank in respect of a billion plus facility for PJSC Gazprom, the largest exporter of natural gas in the world
  • Bank of America, N.A. (as arranger) in respect to a US$200 million term loan facility for PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and one of the largest producers of nickel, platinum, and copper
  • Sberbank in relation to a term loan facility for Gallery Media Holding Ltd., a provider of outdoor advertising services
  • The DTEK Group in connection with the restructuring of US$2.5 billion of bank and bond indebtedness
  • A Russian bank in connection with a global settlement of a number of multibillion-RUB disputes with a group of industrial and financial companies
  • A Russian bank in LCIA arbitration proceedings initiated by an international creditor under an “old style” subordinated loan agreement that was written down by the bank as a result of financial rehabilitation measures

Bar Qualification

  • Russia


  • Diploma in Law, Moscow State University of International Relations

Languages Spoken

  • English