Roman Chapaev

Roman Chapaev

AdviceVector, commodities & fintech
  • Business Law, Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Securities Law
  • England
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Roman Chapaev is a commodities, finance and corporate counsel.

Extensive experience in the commodities markets, including oil, metals and softs across Africa, the Americas, Europe and the CIS.

Roman works on commercial, corporate and finance transactions for traders and banks, including long-term off-takes, warehouse / throughput agreements, all types of prepayment, trade finance and borrowing base facilities, acquisition financings, share purchase and option agreements and complex debt restructurings.

He also provides advice on regulatory and compliance matters, such as derivatives, anti-dumping and competition, collective investments schemes / alternative investment funds, financial promotion and data protection.

Roman has recently worked with fintech projects, advising on securities markets legislation and structuring the business.

His professional background includes English and US law firms in London, acting as consultant for a multilateral development bank and commercial counsel in Geneva for a major independent commodities trading house.

He has contributed to published works on financial markets (such as Financial Markets and Exchanges law (Oxford University Press), securities markets (Law in Transition, EBRD) and arbitration (American Review of International Arbitration).

He is qualified to practice, and provides advice on, English law. Roman also covers EU-level regulations. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of London.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Securities Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commodities
  • Trade Finance
  • FinTech
  • Securities markets and compliance
  • Corporate
  • Structured Trade Finance
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
  • Russian
Professional Experience
- Current
DLA Piper
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
University of Geneva
Diploma | Commodities trade and finance
Honors: Distinction
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Queen Mary, University of London
Ph.D. (2009) | Banking and Finance law
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College of Law
LPC (2007) | Law
Honors: Distinction
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BPP Law School
GDL (2005) | Law
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BPP Law School
LL.M | Law
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LL.M. (2003) | EU law
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J.D. (2001) | Law
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Professional Associations
Solicitors Regulation Authority  # SRA Number 492732
Practicising Member
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Articles & Publications
Securities Markets Legislation
Law in Transition, EBRD
International Commercial Arbitration
American Review of International Arbitration
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
AdviceVector, International House
24 Holborn Viaduct
London EC1A 2BN
United Kingdom
Cell: (079) 854-4607 Ext. 5