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Michael P. Anderson

Special Counsel
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Michael Anderson is a special counsel at the firm’s London office where he is a member of the banking and asset finance practice group. Michael advises on a full-spectrum of banking and finance matters, including pre-export finance, corporate and investment grade lending, real estate finance, structured finance and syndicated lending. His expertise extends to both established and emerging markets and he regularly acts for banks and borrowers on cross-border financings into Russia and the CIS.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Anderson served as a senior associate for a multinational law firm in Moscow and London.


  • Chambers Europe 2017: listed as an associate to watch.

Speaking Engagements

  • “LMA PFX Facility” - LMA Moscow Training Day, September 28, 2017
  • “Developments in English law” - LMA Moscow Training Day, April 14, 2016
  • Advising Société Générale on US$240,000,000 pre-export financing facility to Metalloinvest.
  • Advising Morgan Stanley's real estate fund known as MSREF VII on the refinancing of a facility used to finance the acquisition of the Galeria Shopping Centre in St.Petersburg.
  • Advising ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG, as lender, on a US$50,000,000 corporate facility to a Russian metals mining company, to be used for general corporate purposes.
  • Advising ING Bank N.V. on a US$2,000,000,000 pre-export financing facility to United Company Rusal PLC.
  • Advising EBRD on a risk sharing projects with Banka Société Générale Albania SH. A., Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania and ProCredit Bank Albania to support the financing of agribusiness loans.
  • Advising VTB Bank (Public Joint-Stock Company), as agent, on a US$150,000,000 Export Credit Agent backed facility to a Russian exporter. The facility is covered by the Russian Agency for Export Credit and Investment Insurance (EXIAR).
  • Advising ING Bank N.V., as co-ordinator, on the amendment and restatement of a PXF facility agreement for United Company Rusal PLC, as part of a rescheduling of its bank indebtedness.
  • Advising UniCredit Bank Austria AG, as agent, in relation to amendments to a US$240,000,000 real estate finance facility in connection with the corporate restructuring of the borrower group.
  • Advising ING Bank N.V., London Branch, as agent, in connection with a EUR384,000,000 secured credit facilities to Segezha Group, to be used to finance Segezha Group's investment programme, which includes long-term projects such as an overhaul of Segezha pulp & paper mills and construction of a new plywood factory in Kirov, as well as general corporate needs.
  • Advising Nordea Bank AB (publ), as lender, in connection with two acquisition facilities relating to the acquisition by Hines Russia & Poland Fund and PPF Real Estate Holding B.V. of two office buildings located in Moscow, Metropolis Office Building I and Metropolis Office Building III.
  • Advising Invest AG, a private investment company, in connection with a debt-for-equity swap relating to a large Russian supermarket chain.
  • Advising Trafigura BV on an up to US$1,500,000,000 prepayment under an up to 10 million tonnes 5-year crude oil and petroleum products supply contract with Rosneft, together with the related syndicated financing.
  • Advising Morgan Stanley's real estate fund known as MSREF VII on the financing aspects in connection with the acquisition of 82,000 sq.m. Metropolis shopping centre in Moscow.