Ragnar Johannesen

Ragnar Johannesen is an English law qualified, Moscow-based counsel specializing in banking and corporate finance, with a particular focus on event-driven transactions, restructurings, and structured and limited recourse financings (including structured trade and export financings).

Mr. Johannesen has experience in transactions involving multilateral financial institutions, development banks and export credit agencies. His sector experience covers oil and gas, mining and commodities, financial services, real estate, retail, transport and TMT. He is recommended by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe as a "leading individual" for banking and finance in Russia.


  • Ragnar Johannesen is noted for his cross-border expertise: "He has good experience of the CIS and Russia" Chambers Global 2015
  • "Extremely strong negotiator", "Recommended for his considerable experience and an impressive grasp of commercial implications" Chambers Europe 2013
  • "He is as good as any partner – a real star in the team" Chambers Global 2012
  • "Ragnar Johannesen has built a solid reputation amongst clients, who praise him for his drafting and negotiation skills" Chambers Global 2012