10.01.2024 | News
BGP Litigation announces the appointment of a new partner

BGP Litigation announces the appointment of a new partner - Vladislav Rikov, Head of the Transport and Asset Finance Practice.

Vladislav advises on transport and private asset finance projects. His expertise includes structuring the operation of transport assets subject to restrictions; regulatory issues in the operation of transport assets; acquisition, sale, leasing of transport equipment. He also has deep specialisation in aviation matters and has expertise in structuring the ownership and operation of assets both in Russia and abroad. 

Vladislav's clients include major beneficiaries, aviation companies, transport equipment manufacturers, major transport and logistics companies, leasing companies and banks. He has accompanied the first projects in Russia on structuring aircraft operation taking into account cabotage restrictions, and successfully challenged customs authorities' orders on aircraft confiscation. Vladislav is one of the most quoted lawyers in the field of aviation. He participates in regulatory work as a member of expert groups under Rosaviatsia and the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. He also teaches and lectures to students at the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

The practice, headed by Vladislav Rikov, was established in 2022 and immediately entered the first groups of the national legal rankings Pravo-300 and Kommersant.

"Vladislav is one of the legal market's strongest specialists in transport and asset finance. In a fairly short period of time since joining the firm, he has managed to significantly expand his client portfolio and the range of services provided by the practice: Vladislav's team fully covers aviation, marine and automotive areas. The result of the work of the practice under Vladislav's leadership is the smooth operation of our clients' transport assets in Russia and abroad, as well as successful acquisitions of transport assets and spare parts, taking into account the sanctions restrictions. Vladislav leads the firm's complex international projects, assisting clients in the CIS, UAE and China. I congratulate Vladislav on his appointment as partner and wish him further success in this new capacity," commented BGP Litigation partner Dmitry Bazarov.

"I thank my colleagues for the trust. We will continue to develop and strengthen the practice to cover the clients' needs in the most efficient and professional way. I am confident that our joint work will help not only the development of our clients' business, but also the industry as a whole," said Vladislav Rikov.

BGP Litigation is a law firm specialising in comprehensive business support in 18 areas. The firm has been operating on the Russian market for 16 years with a staff of over 100 lawyers. BGP Litigation has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Dubai.