LAW FIRM DIRECTORY

Practice Areas

LARGEST PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS

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No.

 

TRANSACTION SCOPE

 

AMOUNT

 

LAW FIRMS

ACCOMPANYING THE TRANSACTIONS

1

 

Modification of terms for financing granted by the China Development Bank to Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC

 

3.65 bln USD

 

Clifford Chance, Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of the China Development Bank

 

2

 

Issue of Eurobonds by Ukraine with maturity in 15 years, which was performed together with offer of reacquisition to Eurobond holders with maturity in 2019 and 2020

 

3 bln USD

 

White & Case LLP and AVELLUM for and on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Latham & Watkins LLP and Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Securities, lead managers of issue

3

 

Restructuring of the debt of Metinvest B.V. on guaranteed bonds and credits of pre-export financing

 

2.3 bln USD

 

Baker McKenzie and Allen & Overy for and on behalf of Metinvest B.V.

Linklaters and AVELLUM for and on behalf of group of bondholders

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of creditors of pre-export financing

4

 

Restructuring of bonds of DTEK Finance plc as part of the long-term debt restructuring of DTEK Group

 

1.27 bln USD

 

Latham & Watkins LLP and Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of DTEK

Shearman & Sterling LLP and AVELLUM on behalf of bondholders

5

 

Sale of East Balt Bakeries Company by One Equity Partners Company to Grupo Bimbo*

 

650 mln USD

 

Baker McKenzie for and on behalf of One Equity Partners

Redcliffe Partners, Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, White & Case, NautaDutilh, Morgan Lewis & Bockius for and on behalf of Grupo Bimbo

6

 

Granting of credit line to Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC by Citibank and Deutsche Bank under guarantee of World Bank

 

478 mln EUR

 

Allen & Overy and Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of Citibank and Deutsche Bank

 

7

 

Acquisition of business for manufacture  of engines and generators of Robert Bosch GmbH* by consortium of Chinese companies consisting of Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co, ZMJ, China Renaissance capital Investment Inc.

 

545 mln USD

 

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co, ZMJ, China Renaissance capital Investment Inc

 

8

 

Debut issue of Eurobonds by Kernel Holding S.A.

 

500 mln USD

 

AVELLUM for and on behalf of Kernel Holding S.A. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Harneys, FBK Legal, PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Samuels Richardson & Co Arendt & Medernach SA, Borel & Barbey — advisors to Kernel on foreign law issues

Latham & Watkins LLP, Lenz & Staehelin, Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of lead managers

9

 

Issue of Eurobonds of MHP S.A., with maturity in seven years and yield of 7.75% per annum, secured by guarantees provideds by Ukrainian subsidiaries of MHP

 

500 mln USD

 

AVELLUM for and on behalf of MHP S.A. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Mouaimis & Mouaimis LLC, Harneys, Arendt & Medernach SA — advisors of MHP on foreign law issues

Latham & Watkins LLP and Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of lead managers

10

 

Acquisition of Plarium Global Company by  Aristocrat Leisure* Company

 

500 mln USD

 

Herzog Fox & Neeman and DLA Piper for and on behalf of Aristocrat Leisure

 

11

 

Extension of pre-export financing, provided by Duferco S.A

 

500 mln USD

 

Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of BNP Paribas

 

12

 

Alienation of 99.9% shareholding in Ukrsotsbank PJSC to UniCredit in exchange for minority stake (9.90%) in ABH Holdings

 

450 mln USD

 

DLA Piper, Sayenko Kharenko, Baker McKenzie, Aequo, Skadden for and on behalf of ABH Holdings

Linklaters and AVELLUM for and on behalf of UniCredit Group

13

 

Restructuring of DTEK Group debt

 

436 mln USD

 

Jeantet for and on behalf of Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V.

 

14

 

Acquisition of significant number of shares in BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) and Oranta NJSIC (Ukraine) by Kazkommertsbank (Kazakhstan) and private investor

 

410 mln USD

 

Ilyashev & Partners for and on behalf of Kazkommertsbank and a private investor

 

15

 

Corporate reorganization of holding company which controls Intelcom Ukrainian Telecom operator (TM Giraffe)

 

400 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners and Stelios & Americanos (Cyprus) for and on behalf of Intelcom

OMP for and on behalf of the second project partner

16

 

Restructuring of Roust Corporation debt

 

385 mln USD

 

Arzinger and Skadden for and on behalf of Roust Corporation

 

17

 

Acquisition of business for production of chemicals for leather products from BASF SE* by Stahl Lux 2 S.A.

 

316 mln USD

 

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of Stahl Lux 2 S.A.

 

18

 

Modification of terms for financing granted to Ukrzaliznytsya Company

 

261 mln USD

 

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of the Export-Import Bank of Korea

 

19

 

Granting second credit line to state-owned Ukreximbank under state guarantees within the Agreement on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area

 

260 mln USD

 

Jeantet for and on behalf of the European Investment Bank

 

20

 

Sale of 30 aircraft, leased by 16 airlines in 14 countries of the world to KAHALA Aviation* by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE)

 

about 260 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and KAHALA Aviation

 

21

 

Granting revolving credit to UniCredit Bank Austrian AG and ING Bank N.V. by Kernel Group under agreement on crediting of export transactions

 

200 mln USD

 

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of UniCredit Bank Austrian AG and ING Bank N.V.

 

22

 

Sale of minority block of shares to Kernel Holding SA by the Ukrainian Agrarian Investments Holding Company

 

155 mln USD

 

Baker McKenzie for and on behalf of minority shareholders in Ukrainian Agrarian Investments Company

AVELLUM for and on behalf of Kernel Holding S.A.

23

 

Implementation of investment project on alternative energy by Hydromist Ventures

 

150 mln USD

 

GOLAW for and on behalf of group of investors

 

24

 

Implementation of investment project for construction of grain storage terminal in Odesa Region

 

150 mln USD

 

Evris for and on behalf of Ukrainian private investors

 

25

 

Construction of the Park Avenue complex by Seven Hills

 

140 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Seven Hills (Ukraine), Scorpio Real Estate Group (Cyprus), BSG Investments (Israel)

 

26

 

Acquisition of Rokitt Inc, whose capital asset is patented innovative technology of data storage and processing of Rokitt Astra Technology*, by Centrica plc

 

132 mln USD

 

Arzinger and McGuireWoods LLP for and on behalf of Centrica plc

 

27

 

Acquisition of Enrico Giotti S.p.A., an Italian house of spices and flavors by McCormick Inc from the family of Giotti’s founders

 

127 mln USD

 

Sherman & Sterling and Kinstellar for and on behalf of McCormick Inc.

 

28

 

Transfer of the corporate rights of legal entities by BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) in the territory of the Russian Federation, Cyprus and the Netherlands to assets of seaport in the Russian Federation*

 

125 mln USD

 

Ilyashev & Partners for and on behalf of BTA Bank

 

29

 

Implementation of investment project on construction of a grain terminal in a Black Sea seaport

 

122.6 mln USD

 

ANK for and on behalf of Transgrainterminal LLC

 

30

 

Sale of the leading Bulgarian company Devin AD* by ADVENT International

 

120 mln EUR

 

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang for and on behalf of ADVENT International

 

31

 

Granting credit to Nibulon Company by the International Finance Corporation

 

up to 120 mln USD

 

Asters for and on behalf of IFC

 

32

 

Restructuring of Obolon PJSC debt owned by international and Ukrainian creditors on bilateral secured credit obligations

 

over 100 mln USD

 

Baker McKenzie for and on behalf of Obolon PJSC

 

33

 

Acquisition of residential real estate complex in Kyiv by Hagag Group

 

over 100 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Hagag Group

 

34

 

Construction of the first order of the Business Park office complex

 

100 mln USD

 

Gramatskiy & Partners for and on behalf of City Capital Group

 

35

 

Acquisition of Mykogen Company by Greenyard Company

 

93 mln EUR

 

Baker McKenzie for and on behalf of Greenyard

Jeantet for and on behalf of Abris Capital

36

 

Transfer of four aircraft for operational leasing to a Ukrainian airline by SMBC Aviation Capital, including advising creditors — financial institutions regarding financing and support in connection with the loan granted by them for acquisition of the aircraft — leasing objects

 

about 90 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of SMBC Aviation Capital

 

37

 

Modification of terms for financing granted to Rubezhnoye Cardboard and Packaging Mill JSC

 

88 mln USD

 

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of Citibank Europe Plc

 

38

 

Implementation of the next stage of an investment project to develop a container terminal on Quarantine Mole of Odesa Seaport, including construction of a protective breakwater, dredging operations

 

82.99 mln USD

 

ANK for and on behalf of Odesa Container Terminal SE (HHLA Group of Companies)

 

39

 

Restructuring of the group of Ukrainian companies of Africa-Israel Investments in connection with conversion of debts

 

80 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Africa-Israel Investments Ltd

 

40

 

Restructuring of Centravis debt owed to group of Ukrainian and foreign banks

 

about 80 mln USD

 

Arzinger for and on behalf of Centravis

 

41

 

Sale of the aircraft, leased by a Ukrainian airline, to Castlelake Group Company by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Group Company, including advising creditors — financial institutions regarding financing and support in connection with transaction financing

 

over 75 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Castlelake and DAE

 

42

 

Granting two senior secured loans by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and IFC to M.V. Cargo for the construction of a new grain terminal in Yuzhny Port

 

74 mln USD

 

Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of EBRD and IFC

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang for and on behalf of M.V. Cargo

43

 

Restructuring of corporate relations in Lekhim Group of pharmaceutical companies for improvement of management and protection of assets, including reacquisition of shares held by minority shareholders (squeeze-out)

 

66 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Lekhim Group of Companies

 

44

 

Allocation of trade financing line by the EBRD to Oschadbank as the issuing bank within the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme.

 

50 mln EUR

 

Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of Oschadbank

 

45

 

Provision of loan funds to a Ukrainian agricultural holding by Banque de Commerce et de Placements SA
for financing purchase of agricultural products of Ukrainian origin for further export

 

57 mln USD

 

INTEGRITES for and on behalf of Banque de Commerce et de Placements SA

 

46

 

Sale of the Prime and Eurasia Business Centers in Kyiv belonging to BTA Bank (Ukraine), to
Dragon Capital Company

 

55 mln USD

 

Ilyashev & Partners for and on behalf of BTA Bank (Kazakhstan)

Sayenko Kharenko for and on behalf of BTA BANK PJSC (Ukraine)

Aequo for and on behalf of Dragon Capital

47

 

Construction of residential complex in the suburbs of Kyiv by Amtel Properties

 

55 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Amtel Properties (Singapore)

 

48

 

Modification of financing terms granted to Interpipe Company

 

55 mln USD

 

Redcliffe Partners for and on behalf of Citibank N.A.

 

49

 

Provision of financing for Metropolia LLC by Sberbank

 

50 mln USD

 

KPD Consulting Law Firm for and on behalf of Sberbank

 

50

 

Restructuring of Activ Solar Group debt owed to Sberbank

 

50 mln USD

 

KPD Consulting Law Firm for and on behalf of Sberbank

 

51

 

Construction of plant for seed production in Ukraine

 

50 mln USD

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners for and on behalf of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Du Pont Corp.

 

52

 

Provision of pre-export financing to leading Ukrainian agro-holding by Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

 

50 mln USD

 

INTEGRITES for and on behalf of Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.

 

 

NOTES. THE SPECIFIED TRANSACTIONS WERE MADE IN THE IV QUARTER OF 2016 – THE I-III QUARTERS OF 2017. TRANSACTIONS SPECIFIED ON A CONFIDENTIAL BASIS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TABLE. SYMBOL LEGEND: * — global transaction