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Igor Gorchakov

Partner / Advocate


Gorchakov Igor
Igor Gorchakov

Partner / Advocate


Igor is a partner in Banking and Dispute Resolution practices and an advocate at the Advocates Bureau "Allen & Overy Legal Services". 

He is an experienced and versatile Russian lawyer specialising in banking and dispute resolution, including domestic and cross-border litigations and arbitrations. His wide ranging banking and finance expertise includes general lending, syndicated lending, project finance, real estate finance, securitisation, derivatives and bank regulation. Igor also practises in the areas of international capital markets and M&A.

Igor is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and a member of the Moscow Bar Association.

Igor is recognised as a leading practitioner by The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and legal directories. The current edition of Best Lawyers in Russia named Igor a leading lawyer in Banking and Finance, Litigation, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Capital Markets, Corporate Law, M&A, and Project Finance and Development practices.

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Publications: 15 December 2021

Russian Supreme Court says sanctioned persons may ignore arbitration clauses

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Publications: 12 October 2021

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Publications: 21 April 2021

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Publications: 08 October 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Insolvency Moratorium is extended until January 2021

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Diploma in law (with high honours), St. Petersburg State University, 2000

Diploma in linguistics, English major, St. Petersburg State University School of Linguistics, 1996