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Ilya Dvorkin

Partner / Advocate

CIS Desk

Dvorkin Ilya
Ilya Dvorkin

Partner / Advocate

CIS Desk

Ilya is a partner and the head of the Structured and Asset Finance practice in the CIS. He is also a Russian-qualified advocate.

Ilya is a recognised expert in the field of asset finance and acts for major market players, including aircraft lessors, airlines, financial institutions, export credit agencies, manufacturers and transport operators. 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 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. He represents major aircraft lessors and banks on their restructurings, aviation related disputes and airline bankruptcy cases in the CIS. Ilya also advises on shipping deals and assists clients with other related banking and finance transactions.

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 He has been recognised as a leading aviation expert by Best Lawyers since 2012 and was referred to as “one of the best aviation lawyers, if not the best, in the Russian market” and “an excellent negotiator who has very deep knowledge of the market and the legal framework” (The Legal 500).

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Admitted as lawyer, Russia, 2003


Degree, Law, Ulyanovsk State University, 2003

Degree, Linguistics, Ulyanovsk State University, 2005