Yuri Arkhipov - Ivanyan and Partners
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Yuri Arkhipov

Yuri, an expert in corporate law, focuses on energy and natural resources, including legal support for oil and gas projects. He advises on M&A transactions, procurement of goods by state enterprises in Russia, and general corporate matters. Yuri has considerable experience of negotiating production sharing agreements (PSAs) for Russian and foreign investors in Russia and abroad.

He has participated in structuring and implementing a variety of large-scale exploration projects, including offshore drilling operations on the Russian continental shelf. In particular, Yuri has provided legal support for exploration projects in the Barents, Kara, Pechora, and Black Seas, including drafting drilling and service contracts, and procuring combined energy insurance.



Advising an investment group on a gas project in Uzbekistan for exploration of a gas field, future production under the terms of a production sharing agreement, and construction of a gas chemical complex. Total investment: $5.5 bn (2017-present)

Advising an investment consortium on all legal aspects of a project for a midterm increase in oil and gas extraction in Uzbekistan, including drafting and negotiating 400+ well construction contracts, as well as credit documentation. Total investment: $3.9 bn (2017-present)

Advising a private investor within the framework of a major infrastructure project for constructing a terminal for transshipment of liquefied hydrocarbons (LPG) st a seaport in the Far East of Russia. Deal value: $2.1 bn (2018-present)

Advising a Russian businessperson on a long-term investment project for increasing the capacity of the Gazli natural underground gas storage facility in Uzbekistan, including additional exploration, and development of gas horizons and oil rims of the gas fields. Investment: up to $1 bn (2019-present)

Advising a private investor on entering into a project for construction of a large (30 thousand ha), full-cycle, meat and dairy farm in Jizzax, Uzbekistan. Investment: $120 m (2018-present)