Alexander Novak
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Founding Partner
Alexander is a founding partner of NYZ Partners focusing on a broad range of legal and GR issues in Russia. He is an experienced legal executive with background in a major international law firm and within the public sector.

He advises international clients on financing, leasing and corporate projects in Russia, as well as Russian clients on their international investments and business operations.

Prior to founding NYZ Partners Alexander led a private practice focusing on leasing, financing and corporate projects. He previously held a senior position within the Moscow office of White & Case LLC with a secondment to the asset finance practice of the firm's London office and served as a legal advisor to the regional government in the Far East of Russia.

Alexander has been recognised in Best Lawyers Russia 2020 – Aviation.
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He has been actively involved in the activities of the Aviation Working Group, an international association of aircraft manufacturers, financiers and lessors, and advised in connection with Russia's accession to the Cape Town Treaty.

Alexander's background includes serving as a volunteer judge at international student moot court competitions and lecturing on legal aspects of international transactions. He is also passionate about meditation, exploring new frontiers (including completing a 70.3 Ironman challenge) and creative writing.


  • Best Lawyers Russia 2020 – Aviation
  • Finalist of the National Executives Contest "Leaders of Russia"


  • Khabarovsk State Academy of Economics and Law (Law Faculty)
  • Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Advanced Management)
      Advising a major Russian lessor in connection with the acquisition, export credit finance and leasing to Russian airlines of 50 new Boeing 737 aircraft.
      Representative Experience (including in prior firms)
      Advising lessors and airlines, including ACG, AerCap, AirLease Corporation, Apollo Aviation Group, Avia Capital Services, BBAM, Boeing Capital, ILFC, Jackson Square Aviation, MCAP and others in connection with the leasing and sale of aircraft and engines, including drafting, negotiating and closing of the transactions, as well advising on regulatory, customs, tax, bankruptcy matters and repossession of aircraft equipment.
      Conducting pre-acquisition due diligence of various finance and leasing structures and aircraft title documentation.
      Advising a number of Russian corporates in connection with the acquisition and financing of business jets.
      Advising a major international food products company on a number of M&A projects in Russia.
      Advising government authorities, financiers, lessors and airlines on various Cape Town Convention matters.
      Advising investors on a number of projects for acquisition and modernization of airport infrastructure.
      Advising an international infrastructure fund on its investment into a Russian rail rolling stock leasing company.
      Advising a European bank on its acquisition of a stake in one of the Russia's top private consumer banks.
      Advising a Chinese state bank on its financings to a timber processing plant in the Far East of Russia.
      Advising a Chinese state bank on a number of financings to a major Russian telecom operator.
      Advising Russian and French banks and a Russian credit agency in connection with the export credit financing for 9 Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft.
      Advising a major Russian bank on restructuring of a loan portfolio and setting up a JV with a leading rail car leasing company.
      Advising a Russian export agency on its multiple export supported projects.
      Advising development institutions on loans to a number of Russian water supplying companies for the modernization of water infrastructure in Russia.
      Advising a Russian venture capital fund on a number of early stage investments.
      Advising a Chinese bitumen company on potential acquisitions of assets in Russia.
      Conducting various pre-sale due diligences covering corporate, finance, IP, real estate, disputes, regulatory matters.
      Advising a number of family offices on legal aspects of private equity investments and property management.
      Advising a major Russian oil company on its bareboat charter arrangements.
      Representing an international shipping company on sale of its Russian assets.
      Advising a Russian state bank on export financing of oil tankers.
      Advising on various bareboat charter matters and ship registration issues.
      M&A and Finance
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