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Alexandra Rotar is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Moscow office, and a member of the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments  practice. Alexandra focuses on providing legal advice to companies investing and operating in the Russian and CIS oil and gas, power, renewable energy, metals and mining and natural resource sectors.

Over the past ten years, Alexandra has represented clients on some of their most significant transactions in the energy sector, with focus on joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly advises clients on commercial agreements such as supply agreements and service contracts, as well as on compliance with corporate, industrial, regulatory and environmental regulations as applicable to companies doing business in the energy sector.

Alexandra is a long-standing member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and has been leading AIPN Young Negotiators Group in Russia for a number of years. She is currently the AIPN Regional Director for Russia and CIS.

Legal 500 EMEA 2019 considers Alexandra to be “a key name for joint ventures, contractual supply arrangements and regulatory matters specific to the Russian energy sector”. 

Alexandra is an author of over twenty publications in energy sector, ranging on topics from unconventional resources, to Russian LNG export liberalization, to environmental liability for off-shore oil and gas operations.

Publications

"Uzbekistan: New PPP Law and Opportunities" in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, August 2019 (co-author)

“Renewable Energy in Russia: Increased Interest in Wind, Hydro and Waste” in King & Spalding’s Energy Newsletter, September 2018 (co-author)

“Electricity Regulation in the Russian Federation: Overview”, Practical Law Company, 2017 (co-author)

“Mining Regulation in the Russian Federation: Overview”, Practical Law Company, 2017 (co-author)

“Oil & Gas Regulation in the Russian Federation: Overview”, Practical Law Company, 2017 (co-author)

“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 Rosneft (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

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

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

Russia

Russian Federation (admitted 01/07/2009)

English

French

Russian

"A.Rotar is a key name for JVs, contractual supply arrangements and regulatory matters specific to the RF energy sector"


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Matters

M&A and Joint Ventures Representation

Gazprom neft on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture for the Evrotek-Yugra project.

A Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

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

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M&A and Joint Ventures Representation

Gazprom neft on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture for the Evrotek-Yugra project.

A Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

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

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

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

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.

An oil company on its Russian refinery joint ventures and related commercial contracts.

En+ Group for the sale of 100% of the Afipsky refinery.

En+ Group in respect of acquisition of a company holding construction rights certain hydraulic facilities for loading mineral fertilizers in a Russian commercial sea port for the purposes of construction of a terminal for loading of aluminum oxide.

A large international oilfield service and engineering company on an engineering service joint venture.

An international oil field service company on the sale of its pipeline and specialty services business in Russia.

Hess Corporation with respect to its acquisitions and business in Russia.

A foreign state energy company on acquisition of 50% interest in subsoil use block in Russia.

A Russian company on a 50/50 quartz mining joint venture in Russia.

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

An international oil company with respect to establishment of an incorporated gas-processing joint-venture with a major Russian petrochemical holding.

Petrofac, an international oil & gas facilities service provider, in respect of a potential joint-venture in Russia.

Integrated Energy Systems on its conventional power joint venture.

An international renewable energy operator with respect to acquisition of a solar plant in Russia.

A shareholder in respect of amendment and restatement of a shareholders’ agreement for a joint-venture company holding rights in an investment project for construction of a luxury health complex in Russia.

A multinational corporation in relation to a number of matters pertaining to its upstream project in a FSU country.

A company that provides micro-loan services for retail trade in an angel-round investment by Baring Vostok.

A large European agricultural company in respect of acquisition of 49% in a Russian breeding company.

Numerous companies as lead lawyer on their legal due diligence reviews of Russian oil and gas and energy assets.

Regulatory and Corporate Advice

An oil and gas company on its decommissioning obligations.

An international oil and gas major on regulatory issues related to Russian shale development.

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

An international oil field service company with respect to the operations of its business in Russia.

A large US independent oil company on various corporate and regulatory aspects of its business in the Russian oil and gas sector.

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

A large energy company on anticorruption legislation and application in Russia.

A large oil field service company on regulations applicable to the company's use and transfer of seismic and geological information.

A Middle Eastern Investor on review and structuring of a Russian solar project.

An international investor in relation to construction of two heat power plants in Moscow region, including in respect of regulatory matters applicable to the Russian power sector and corporate matters pertaining to shareholders’ relationship.

An oil company in relation to its project on generation of power for own industrial needs, including in respect of its obligations to sell power to other consumers at regulated prices.

A Canadian oil service company on regulatory and corporate matters related to establishment and initial operation of its business in Russia.

An international oil field service company in respect of its participation in the tender process for provision of its services to a major Russian oil company and negotiating respective service contract.

A German service provider in respect of termination of contract and liability resulting from its inability to perform a service contract in Russia due to sanctions and revocation of its export license by the German Federal Office of Economic and Export Control's (BAFA).

An operator under a product sharing contract in a FSU country in respect of limitations on Russia-transit of its products to Ukraine.

Energy / Commercial Transactions Representation

An international oil company on structuring and negotiating its risk sharing arrangements for the development of mature oil fields.

The trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back crude and product sales agreements.

International Investigations, Dispute Resolution

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.

Prepared drafts of expert opinions on various Russian law matters in arbitration proceedings.

Represented a New-York based private equity firm in respect of an internal investigation conducted in relation to operations of its Russian affiliate.

Advising a subsidiary of a major Russian state oil company in an international arbitration proceedings with respect to a dispute related to its Russian upstream joint venture project.

Insights

Newsletter

August 8, 2019
Energy Newsletter - August 2019

Energy Law Exchange

August 8, 2019
Uzbekistan: New PPP Law and Opportunities

Article · Source: Practical Law Company

August 1, 2019
Oil and Gas Regulation in the Russian Federation: Overview

View all

Matters

M&A and Joint Ventures Representation

Gazprom neft on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture for the Evrotek-Yugra project.

A Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

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

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

M&A and Joint Ventures Representation

Gazprom neft on its acquisition of an interest in Russian upstream acreage and the related joint venture for the Evrotek-Yugra project.

A Middle Eastern state company on the structuring and negotiation of a Russian oil and gas joint venture.

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

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

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

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.

An oil company on its Russian refinery joint ventures and related commercial contracts.

En+ Group for the sale of 100% of the Afipsky refinery.

En+ Group in respect of acquisition of a company holding construction rights certain hydraulic facilities for loading mineral fertilizers in a Russian commercial sea port for the purposes of construction of a terminal for loading of aluminum oxide.

A large international oilfield service and engineering company on an engineering service joint venture.

An international oil field service company on the sale of its pipeline and specialty services business in Russia.

Hess Corporation with respect to its acquisitions and business in Russia.

A foreign state energy company on acquisition of 50% interest in subsoil use block in Russia.

A Russian company on a 50/50 quartz mining joint venture in Russia.

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

An international oil company with respect to establishment of an incorporated gas-processing joint-venture with a major Russian petrochemical holding.

Petrofac, an international oil & gas facilities service provider, in respect of a potential joint-venture in Russia.

Integrated Energy Systems on its conventional power joint venture.

An international renewable energy operator with respect to acquisition of a solar plant in Russia.

A shareholder in respect of amendment and restatement of a shareholders’ agreement for a joint-venture company holding rights in an investment project for construction of a luxury health complex in Russia.

A multinational corporation in relation to a number of matters pertaining to its upstream project in a FSU country.

A company that provides micro-loan services for retail trade in an angel-round investment by Baring Vostok.

A large European agricultural company in respect of acquisition of 49% in a Russian breeding company.

Numerous companies as lead lawyer on their legal due diligence reviews of Russian oil and gas and energy assets.

Regulatory and Corporate Advice

An oil and gas company on its decommissioning obligations.

An international oil and gas major on regulatory issues related to Russian shale development.

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

An international oil field service company with respect to the operations of its business in Russia.

A large US independent oil company on various corporate and regulatory aspects of its business in the Russian oil and gas sector.

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

A large energy company on anticorruption legislation and application in Russia.

A large oil field service company on regulations applicable to the company's use and transfer of seismic and geological information.

A Middle Eastern Investor on review and structuring of a Russian solar project.

An international investor in relation to construction of two heat power plants in Moscow region, including in respect of regulatory matters applicable to the Russian power sector and corporate matters pertaining to shareholders’ relationship.

An oil company in relation to its project on generation of power for own industrial needs, including in respect of its obligations to sell power to other consumers at regulated prices.

A Canadian oil service company on regulatory and corporate matters related to establishment and initial operation of its business in Russia.

An international oil field service company in respect of its participation in the tender process for provision of its services to a major Russian oil company and negotiating respective service contract.

A German service provider in respect of termination of contract and liability resulting from its inability to perform a service contract in Russia due to sanctions and revocation of its export license by the German Federal Office of Economic and Export Control's (BAFA).

An operator under a product sharing contract in a FSU country in respect of limitations on Russia-transit of its products to Ukraine.

Energy / Commercial Transactions Representation

An international oil company on structuring and negotiating its risk sharing arrangements for the development of mature oil fields.

The trading segment of a large Russian investment bank on back-to-back crude and product sales agreements.

International Investigations, Dispute Resolution

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.

Prepared drafts of expert opinions on various Russian law matters in arbitration proceedings.

Represented a New-York based private equity firm in respect of an internal investigation conducted in relation to operations of its Russian affiliate.

Advising a subsidiary of a major Russian state oil company in an international arbitration proceedings with respect to a dispute related to its Russian upstream joint venture project.

Insights

Newsletter

August 8, 2019
Energy Newsletter - August 2019

Energy Law Exchange

August 8, 2019
Uzbekistan: New PPP Law and Opportunities

Article · Source: Practical Law Company

August 1, 2019
Oil and Gas Regulation in the Russian Federation: Overview

View all

Credentials

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

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

Russia

Russian Federation (admitted 01/07/2009)

English

French

Russian

"A.Rotar is a key name for JVs, contractual supply arrangements and regulatory matters specific to the RF energy sector"


Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

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Recognition

"A.Rotar is a key name for JVs, contractual supply arrangements and regulatory matters specific to the RF energy sector"


Legal 500 EMEA, 2019