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Alexandra Rotar is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Moscow office, and a member of the firm’s Global Transactions practice. Her primary area of focus is advising companies investing and operating in the Russian oil and gas, power, renewable energy, metals and mining and natural resource sectors, specializing on regulatory, commercial and corporate matters.

Alexandra regularly advises clients on joint ventures and Mergers & Acquisition transactions, contractual supply arrangements, operating agreements as well as regulatory and environmental matters specific to the Russian energy sector.

Alexandra is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and currently participates in the AIPN Model Farm Out Agreement Revision Committee.

Publications

“Environmental Impact Assessment: Effective Legal Institution of Environmental Risk Prevention" in The Environmental Law Journal, December 2016 (co-author)

“Russian Electric Vehicle Stimulus: The Age-Old Question: What Comes First – the Chicken or the Egg?” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, November 2016 (co-author)

“Extension of Russia / Ukraine Related Sanctions Sanctioned Entity – Glavgosekspertiza – Russian federal institution for official state examinations of project documentation”  in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, March 2016 (co-author)

“Uncovering Hidden Value - Unconventional Resources" in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, March 2016 (co-author)

“Renewable Energy In Russia: Recent Developments” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, April 2016 (co-author)

“Renewable / Alternative Energy – Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, U.S., and Canada; Regional Perspectives on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, February 2016 (co-author)

“Regional Perspectives on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, February 2016 (co-author)

“The Paris Agreement: Russia's perspective”, Euromoney's Energy Expert Guide 2016, January 2016 (co-author)

“Infrastructure, Energy and Land: Russia’s renewed focus on the development of the Russian Far East” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, December 2015 (co-author)

“Russia: Environmental Liability for Off-Shore Oil and Gas Operations” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, February 2015 (co-author)

“Certain Aspects of Environmental Liability for Off-Shore Oil and Gas Operations”, The Oil, Gas and Law Journal (PravoTEK), December 2014 (co-author)

“Opportunities In Russia's Renewable Energy Program”, Law360, New York, July 2014 (co-author)

“Russia's Second Renewable Energy Auction Gives Both Glimmer of Hope and Cause for Concern” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, July 2014 (co-author)

“New Model for Partnership on Russian Shelf”, The Oil, Gas and Law Journal(PravoTEK), February 2014 (co-author)

“Russian LNG: Export Liberalization” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, February 2014 (co-author)

“Unconventionals in Russia: Legal Aspects”, Oil & Gas Eurasia, November 2013 (co-author)

“Risk Service Structure Becomes a Little Less Risky for Russian Offshore Operations”, in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, November 2013 (co-author)

“Electricity Regulation in the Russian Federation: Overview”, Practical Law Company, 2013 (co-author)

“Unconventional Russia” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, April 2013 (co-author)

“Model AIPN Agreements: International Practice and Ways of Adaptation for Application in Russia (in Russian)”, The Oil, Gas and Law Journal (PravoTEK), February 2012 (co-author)

“Russia: Expanding Opportunities for Foreign Investment in Major Oil and Gas Deposits”,  The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, January 2012 (co-author)

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Credentials

B.A. Law (Jurisprudence), Moscow State Institute for International Relations, magna cum laude

L.M., Moscow State Institute for International Relations, magna cum laude

Russia

Russian Federation (admitted 01/07/2009)

Matters

Upstream Oil and Gas

Represented a Middle Eastern State Company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture;

Represented Oil India Limited on its acquisition of 50 per cent stake in Russian upstream oil project;

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Upstream Oil and Gas

Represented a Middle Eastern State Company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture;

Represented Oil India Limited on its acquisition of 50 per cent stake in Russian upstream oil project;

Represented an oil and gas company on its decommissioning obligations;

Represented TNK-BP on structuring and negotiating its risk sharing arrangements for the development of mature oil fields;

Represented an international oil and gas major on regulatory issues related to Russian shale development;

Represented Hess Corporation with respect to its acquisitions and business in Russia;

Represented a large international oilfield service and engineering company on an engineering service joint venture;

Represented an international oil field service company on the sale of its pipeline and specialty services business in Russia;

Represented a foreign state energy company on acquisition of 50% interest in subsoil use block in Russia;

Represented an international insurance brokerage company on environmental liability for damage (including trans-border damage) caused by oil and gas operations on Russian shelf;

Represented an international oil field service company with respect to the operations of its business in Russia;

Advised on Russian law regulations applicable to the decommission obligations for Russian oil and gas projects;

Represented a large US independent oil company on various corporate and regulatory aspects of its business in the Russian oil and gas sector;

Represented a large global oil and gas service company on contractual provisions and liability aspects of Russian regulations applicable to its operations in Russia;

Represented a large energy company on anticorruption legislation and application in Russia;

Represented an investor on various aspects of oil products trading, including back-to-back arrangements, in Russia;

Represented a large oil field service company on regulations applicable to the company's use and transfer of seismic and geological information;

Represented numerous companies as lead lawyer on their legal due diligence reviews of Russian oil and gas and energy assets;

Represented an international investor on an international arbitration under the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce with respect to oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan;

Downstream Oil and Gas

Represented SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the sale of a transshipment terminal and related commercial agreements;

Represented Rosneft Oil Company on the purchase of 100% of shares of SANORS Holding Limited (Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company);

Represented a large Russian oil company with respect to joint venture with a large Russian gas processing and petrochemical company, including on joint-venture agreement and multiple, interrelated oil product supply agreements;

Represented an oil company on its Russian refinery joint ventures and related commercial contracts;

Represented En+ Group for the sale of 100% of the Afipsky refinery;

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back crude and product sales agreements;

Metals and Mining

Represented a Russian company on a 50/50 quartz mining joint venture in Russia;

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back metals sales agreements;

Power

Represented an international renewable energy operator with respect to acquisition of a solar plant in Russia;

Represented TNK-BP on the establishment of a gas-to-power joint venture for the construction of a new power unit in Western Siberia;

Represented Integrated Energy Systems on it conventional power joint venture;

Represented an international investor in relation to construction of two heat power plants in Moscow region;

Represented an oil company in relation to its project on generation of power for own industrial needs.

Insights

Article · Source: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

October 1, 2017
Oil and gas regulation in the Russian Federation: overview

Article · Source: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

October 1, 2017
Mining in the Russian Federation: overview

Article · Source: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

October 1, 2017
Electricity regulation in the Russian Federation: overview

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Matters

Upstream Oil and Gas

Represented a Middle Eastern State Company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture;

Represented Oil India Limited on its acquisition of 50 per cent stake in Russian upstream oil project;

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Upstream Oil and Gas

Represented a Middle Eastern State Company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture;

Represented Oil India Limited on its acquisition of 50 per cent stake in Russian upstream oil project;

Represented an oil and gas company on its decommissioning obligations;

Represented TNK-BP on structuring and negotiating its risk sharing arrangements for the development of mature oil fields;

Represented an international oil and gas major on regulatory issues related to Russian shale development;

Represented Hess Corporation with respect to its acquisitions and business in Russia;

Represented a large international oilfield service and engineering company on an engineering service joint venture;

Represented an international oil field service company on the sale of its pipeline and specialty services business in Russia;

Represented a foreign state energy company on acquisition of 50% interest in subsoil use block in Russia;

Represented an international insurance brokerage company on environmental liability for damage (including trans-border damage) caused by oil and gas operations on Russian shelf;

Represented an international oil field service company with respect to the operations of its business in Russia;

Advised on Russian law regulations applicable to the decommission obligations for Russian oil and gas projects;

Represented a large US independent oil company on various corporate and regulatory aspects of its business in the Russian oil and gas sector;

Represented a large global oil and gas service company on contractual provisions and liability aspects of Russian regulations applicable to its operations in Russia;

Represented a large energy company on anticorruption legislation and application in Russia;

Represented an investor on various aspects of oil products trading, including back-to-back arrangements, in Russia;

Represented a large oil field service company on regulations applicable to the company's use and transfer of seismic and geological information;

Represented numerous companies as lead lawyer on their legal due diligence reviews of Russian oil and gas and energy assets;

Represented an international investor on an international arbitration under the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce with respect to oil and gas assets in Kazakhstan;

Downstream Oil and Gas

Represented SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the sale of a transshipment terminal and related commercial agreements;

Represented Rosneft Oil Company on the purchase of 100% of shares of SANORS Holding Limited (Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Company);

Represented a large Russian oil company with respect to joint venture with a large Russian gas processing and petrochemical company, including on joint-venture agreement and multiple, interrelated oil product supply agreements;

Represented an oil company on its Russian refinery joint ventures and related commercial contracts;

Represented En+ Group for the sale of 100% of the Afipsky refinery;

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back crude and product sales agreements;

Metals and Mining

Represented a Russian company on a 50/50 quartz mining joint venture in Russia;

Represented the trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back metals sales agreements;

Power

Represented an international renewable energy operator with respect to acquisition of a solar plant in Russia;

Represented TNK-BP on the establishment of a gas-to-power joint venture for the construction of a new power unit in Western Siberia;

Represented Integrated Energy Systems on it conventional power joint venture;

Represented an international investor in relation to construction of two heat power plants in Moscow region;

Represented an oil company in relation to its project on generation of power for own industrial needs.

Insights

Article · Source: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

October 1, 2017
Oil and gas regulation in the Russian Federation: overview

Article · Source: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

October 1, 2017
Mining in the Russian Federation: overview

Article · Source: Practical Law, Global Guide 2017

October 1, 2017
Electricity regulation in the Russian Federation: overview

View all

Credentials

B.A. Law (Jurisprudence), Moscow State Institute for International Relations, magna cum laude

L.M., Moscow State Institute for International Relations, magna cum laude

Russia

Russian Federation (admitted 01/07/2009)