LONDON (8 May, 2017)—Reed Smith announced today that leading energy and infrastructure project finance partner Andrei Baev has joined Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources (ENR) practice in London. Baev was previously a partner with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he served as the managing partner of the firm’s Moscow office.

“Andrei’s unique cross-border experience in energy, natural resources and infrastructure financing is truly exceptional, and his broad client base and industry experience across multiple sectors and jurisdictions are a natural fit for Reed Smith’s global platform,” said ENR chair Prajakt Samant. “Andrei will especially help connect our Energy & Natural Resources practice with our Financial Industry Group, our Trade Finance teams, our Kazakhstan office, and our rapidly expanding International Arbitration practice.”

Baev has more than 25 years of experience in project finance and corporate transactions concentrated in the emerging markets of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. Baev has advised on major projects in all facets of the oil and gas sector, including the financing of cross-border pipeline projects, and upstream, midstream and downstream developments. He has also worked extensively on major independent power, nuclear power, mining, telecommunications, and other critical infrastructure projects around the world. Baev represented major Russian companies in many high-profile projects inside and outside of Russia.