Rybalkin, Gortsunyan, Dyakin & Partners (RGD) provided consultations to PJSC MMK (MMK) regarding the issuance of bonds governed by Russian law (ISIN: RU000A105H64; Registration number: 4-21-00078-A) to replace a significant portion of guaranteed 4.375% Eurobonds worth USD 500,000,000 due in 2024 issued by MMK International Capital DAC (ISIN: XS1843434959 / US553142AA88).
This transaction became a successful example of replacement bond issuance on the Russian market since the sanctions imposed on the Russian issuers by the USA, UK, and EU made it technically impossible to deliver Eurobonds payments.
Oleg Isaev, Partner at the Corporate Practice, and Alexander Geda, Counsel at the Finance Practice, were responsible for legal support of this transaction. The project team also included associates Dmitry Arnautov and Regina Platonova. The RGD team oversaw the revisions made in the Eurobond documentation and helped MMK prepare and issue documents required for issuing replacement bonds under the Russian law. Replacement bonds were placed by exchanging Eurobonds and reassigning the rights to Eurobonds that could not be directly delivered to MMK.
As a result, MMK issued replacement bonds worth USD 308 million, which made it possible to largely restructure the company’s debt on issued Eurobonds. This was one of the first cases when replacement bonds were issued on the Russian market.
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