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Ilya Dvorkin

Partner / Advocate

Moscow

Dvorkin Ilya
Ilya Dvorkin

Partner / Advocate

Moscow

Ilya is a partner and an advocate at the Advocates Bureau “Allen & Overy Legal Services”. He is the head of the Structured and Asset Finance practice in Russia.

Ilya is a recognised expert in the field of asset finance and acts for all of the leading players in the Russian and international aviation market. Ilya’s practice features a wide range of aircraft-financing matters, including pre-delivery payment financings, ECA financings, aircraft sale and purchase transactions, portfolio sales and leasing, as well as related Russian tax, customs and regulatory issues. Ilya was one of the first lawyers to successfully lead the repossession of aircraft from Russia on behalf of an international lessor. Among others, he advised leading international lessors on the KrasAir, KD Avia and Aeroflot Cargo cases. He represents major Russian and international aircraft lessors and banks on their restructurings, aviation related disputes and airline bankruptcy cases in Russia.

Ilya is ranked in Band 1 as a leading practitioner in Aviation: Finance - Russia by Chambers Europe and as a leading individual in Transport in Russia by The Legal 500 and in Banking and Finance, Transportation and Maritime Law by Pravo.ru-300. He has been recognised as a leading aviation expert by the Best Lawyers in Russia since 2012 and was referred to as “one of the best aviation lawyers, if not the best, in the Russian market” by The Legal 500 (2014). According to the 2015 edition of The Legal 500, Ilya “handles some of the country’s largest and most complex aircraft finance matters, as well as disputes”. According to the 2016 edition of Chambers Europe, Ilya is “highlighted as ‘being very good in negotiations’. Sources add: “He has commercial sense”… He is considered ‘one of the top guys’ in aircraft financing issues by market commentators.” According to the 2017 edition of Chambers Europe, clients praise Ilya for his ability to “see the whole picture from legal and commercial points of view and warn [the clients] about commercial risks” and the 2019 edition of Chambers Europe highlights that Ilya “remains one of the leading figures for aviation mandates, with sources praising his ‘ability to get involved in sensitive situations side by side with the client and provide practical help at critical times’.”

Ilya works very closely with Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, VEB-Leasing, VTB Leasing, State Transport Leasing Company, Ilyushin Finance Co., GECAS, AerCap, Willis Lease Finance Corporation and other major market players on the Russian aircraft finance market.

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Moscow

Allen & Overy Legal Services
Dmitrovsky pereulok 9
Moscow
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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as lawyer, Russia, 2003

Academic

Degree, Law, Ulyanovsk State University, 2003

Degree, Linguistics, Ulyanovsk State University, 2005