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Transport - Shipping 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Alexander Mednikov is held in high esteem by market commentators thanks to his deep expertise in shipbuilding matters and financings across the sector.


Alexander graduated from the law faculty of the Russian People’s Friendship University in 1998 and has almost 20 years of practical experience in law.

At present, he is a managing partner of Jurinflot International Law Firm, Russia’s oldest and one of the leading firms specialising in maritime law. Having been originally founded in 1929 as an in-house law department of the Soviet state-owned ship agent and broker Sovfracht, Jurinflot started as a separate entity in 1991. At present, with 15 lawyers in the central office in Moscow and two in the affiliated office in Saint Petersburg, Jurinflot is a recommended law firm for shipping and transport sectors in The Legal 500Chambers and PartnersBest Lawyer and in the Russian national legal rating Pravo.Ru-300. The firm’s practice is diverse and covers most maritime law topics from marine insurance, dispute resolution and accident response to maritime labour, compliance and ship finance.

The primary sphere of Alexander’s practice is advising in issues of ship finance, chartering, sale-purchase and registration of ships, marine compliance, commodity trading. Notable cases include; providing legal support to charterers of the 7 cruise liners to house guests of the Sochi Olympics, pre-purchase due-diligence of one of Russia’s largest shipping groups, creation by split-off of a new shipping company and subsequent sale to a major European buyer and assisting a major Russian owner in purchase of an offshore vessel.

He also contributes chapters for Russia legal publications including Kluwer’s Maritime Law Handbook, The Law Reviews’ Transport Finance Law Review, and the ship finance, shipbuilding, and ports and terminals editions of Getting the Deal Through.

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