Corporate Finance

Whilst acquisition finance appears to the most common task for the team with our credentials, our team members have been, primarily, on the borrower side, of various structured finance, debt capital markets (including Eurobond offerings) and equity capital markets transactions with listings in Russia and abroad.

Members of our team also have extensive exposure to plain financings, including LMA and Russian facilities, employee stock option schemes, option transactions and derivatives.

Our team members have advised, among others, on the following landmark corporate finance transactions:

  • Advising a major Russian investment company on the secured financing of the acquisition of strategic stake

  • Representing a UK-registered company with Russian gas assets in the process of its admission to, and placement of its shares on, AIM of the London Stock Exchange

  • Advising a major Russian electronics retail company in connection with the process of its preparation for an initial public offering of shares on the London Stock Exchange

  • Advising Altimo on its US$1.5 billion financing from Deutsche Bank secured by Russian shares and further refinancing of this loan with VEB

  • Advising Lebedyansky on its initial public offering and related issues

  • Advising a major Russian oil and gas company in connection with a Eurobond offering

  • Counselling a Guernsey company with Russian gas assets in connection with the process of its preparation for the placement of its shares

  • Advising Vozrozhdenie bank on a private placement of shares

  • Advising Geotech on private placement of shares to a consortium of investors led by JP Morgan