LAW FIRM DIRECTORY

Practice Areas

LARGETS PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS

No.

 

TRANSACTION ESSENCE

AMOUNT

LAW FIRMS ACCOMPANYING TRANSACTIONS

1

 

Acquisition by Deere & Company of Wirtgen Group of Companies*

 

$5.2 bln

 

LINKLATERS LLP, AVELLUM for and on behalf of Deere & Company

 

2

 

Acquisition by Servier, French pharmaceutical company, of business in the area of oncology belonging to Shire*

 

$2.4 bln

 

BAKER MCKENZIE for and on behalf of Servier

 

3

 

Refinancing of Metinvest B.V debt, including issuing new Eurobonds and introducing changes to the existing pre-export financing loan facility

 

$2.3 bln

 

ALLEN & OVERY and AVELLUM for and on behalf of Metinvest;

LINKLATERS LLP and SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of joint lead managers and the trustee;

CLIFFORD CHANCE, REDCLIFFE PARTNERS, WALDER WYSS LTD, HARNEYS for and on behalf of Deutsche Bank AG, UniCredit, Natixis and ING (creditor coordinators which provided pre-export financing)

4

 

Issue of Ukrainian Eurobonds to the amount of $2 bln

 

$2 bln

 

SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and J.P. lead managers Morgan Securities,
AVELLUM for and on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

 

5

 

Merger of businesses and assets of Anadolu Efes and Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. (AB InBev) in Ukraine and Russia*

 

$1.92 bln

 

CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN and HAMILTON LLP and SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of AB InBev;

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT LLP and ASTERS for and on behalf of Efes

6

 

Acquisition by Adobe Corporation of Magento Commerce business*

 

$1.68 bln

 

HOGAN LOVELLS and ARZINGER for and on behalf of Adobe Corporation

 

7

 

Mriya Agro Holding Group of Companies debt restructuring

 

$1.1 bln

 

SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of Mriya Agro Holding;

HOGAN LOVELLS and AVELLUM for and on behalf of creditors – bondholders;

LATHAM & WATKINS, ARZINGER for and on behalf of creditor banks

8

 

Acquisition by HP Inc. of Samsung Electronics Co* printers production and distribution business and assets

 

$1.05 bln

 

SAYENKO KHARENKO, PAUL, WEISS for and on behalf of HP Inc.

 

9

 

Conclusion of framework agreement between Ukrzaliznytsia and General Electric Company on modernization of existing locomotives, purchase and leasing of the new ones

 

$1 bln

 

ASTERS for and on behalf of General Electric Transportation;

AVELLUM for and on behalf of Ukrzaliznytsia;

WHITE & CASE LLP, SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of Ukreximbank

10

 

Restructuring by FESCO Group of Companies of the issue of Eurobonds and subsequent tap issue

 

$875 mln

 

AEQUO for and on behalf of FESCO

 

11

 

Private placing by Ukraine of external public loan short-term bonds to the amount of $725 mln with redemption in 2019

 

$725 mln

 

WHITE & CASE and AVELLUM for and on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

LATHAM & WATKINS and SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of the domestic government loan bonds placement agent

12

 

Supply of Axis Industries LLC (Lithuania) individual heating units funded by an international financial organization

 

€600.2 mln

 

GRISHCHENKO AND PARTNERS for and on behalf of Axis Industries (Lithuania)

 

13

 

Acquisition by State Enterprise "Ukrainian Aviation and Transport Enterprise "Khoriv-AVIA" of helicopters from AIRBUS HELICOPTERS within the framework of intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and France

 

€550 mln

 

JEANTET for and on behalf of AIRBUS;

TARASOV AND PARTNERS for and on behalf of Khoriv AVIA

14

 

Providing investment company with financing through the purchase of secured bonds and a revolving loan facility for acquisition of Guala Closures Group of Companies

 

$616 mln

 

LATHAM & WATKINS LLP and REDCLIFFE PARTNERS for and on behalf of Credit Suisse International, Banca IMI S.p.A, Banco BPM S.p.A., Barclays Bank Plc and Unicredit S.p.A.;

STUDIO LEGALE ASSOCIATO, IN ASSOCIAZIONE CON LINKLATERS LLP for and on behalf of Guala Closures Group

15

 

Issue by MHP SE of Eurobonds with a yield of 6.95 % and redemption in 2026, secured by the guarantee of its Ukrainian subsidiaries

 

$550 mln

 

FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP, MOUAIMIS & MOUAIMIS LLC, CMS LUXEMBOURG, AVELLUM for and on behalf of MHP SE;

LATHAM & WATKINS LLP and BAKER MCKENZIE for and on behalf of lead managers (J.P. Morgan Securities plc, London branch of ING Bank N.V. and UBS Limited)

16

 

Restructuring of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia bonds with a yield rate of 9.875 % and redemption in 2021

 

$500 mln

 

WHITE & CASE LLP and ASTERS for and on behalf of Ukrzaliznytsia

 

17

 

Implementation by Nordex of the wind power plant project in Kherson region

 

$450 mln

 

DENTONS for and on behalf of Nordex

 

18

 

Attraction by РJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih" of syndicated loan from EBRD

 

$350 mln

 

CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON and KINSTELLAR for and on behalf of РJSC "ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih"

 

19

 

Construction of Airport City office and logistics center

 

$300 mln

 

GRAMATSKIY AND PARTNERS for and on behalf of Seven Hills

 

20

 

Signing EPC agreements, agreements for equipment supply and support of financing transactions between DTEK Renewables B.V. and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) in connection with the implementation of a 200 MW solar power plant construction project in Nikopol

 

€230 mln

 

EVERSHEDS and ASTERS for and on behalf of CMEC;

DENTONS for and on behalf of DTEK Renewables B.V.

21

 

Attraction by National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom" of a sovereign loan for constructing spent-fuel storage financed through the issue of debt securities in the US market, certain risks under which are insured by OPIC

 

$250 mln

 

BAKER MCKENZIE for and on behalf of National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom"

WHITE & CASE LLP and AVELLUM for and on behalf of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine;

SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of OPIC and bonds placement lead managers;

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US for and on behalf of OPIC;

MORGAN, LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP for and on behalf of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

22

 

Lease by European Agro Investment Ukraine of a group of buildings and marine terminals with a total area of 113,110 m2 in the Black Sea maritime port (Odessa region) for the construction of a multifunctional maritime shipping complex

 

$250 mln

 

GOLAW for and on behalf of European Agro Investment Ukraine

 

23

 

Provision by Paribas S.A. Bank and other financial institutions of a revolving pre-export loan facility for Ferrexpo Finance Plc, Ferrexpo AG and Ferrexpo Middle East FZE 

 

$195 mln

 

MILBANK, TWEED, HADLEY & MCCLOY, HADEF AND PARTNERS, AVELLUMfor and on behalf of Ferrexpo Group of Companies;

DENTONS, BMG AVOCATS for and on behalf of BNP Paribas

24

 

Construction of Garden Bay Resort gated community

 

$170 mln

 

GRAMATSKIY AND PARTNERS for and on behalf of City Capital Group

 

25

 

Granting by the European Investment Bank (EIB) of a loan to Ukrenergo National Power Company for modernization of 12 electric power substations in certain regions of Ukraine and the transition to the modern process control systems at electric power substations

 

€136 mln

 

BAKER MCKENZIE for and on behalf of EIB

 

26

 

Issue by JSC State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine of a loan participation eurobonds redenominated in national currency with the interest rate of 16.5 % per annum and redemption in 2021

 

$156 mln

 

SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of Ukreximbank

AVELLUM for and on behalf of Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc issue lead managers

27

 

Implementation by Delta-Wilmar CIS LLC of a project for construction of soybeans utilization plant, terminal for handling oil meal and grain at Yuzhnyi commercial seaport, and a berth in the port area

 

$150 mln

 

ANK Law Firm for and on behalf of Delta Wilmar

 

28

 

Restructuring of PJSC Ukrvtorchermet debt to PJSC Oshchadbank in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Financial Restructuring"

 

about $150 mln

 

ARZINGER for and on behalf of Ukrvtorchormet

 

29

 

Implementation by Atlas Volovets Energy LLC of a project for construction of a wind power plant

 

€120 mln

 

COLLEGIUM for and on behalf of Atlas Volovets Energy

 

30

 

Acquisition by Ipsos of four GfK global research subdivisions*

 

€105 mln

 

K&L GATES and AEQUO for and on behalf of Ipsos

 

31

 

Financing construction of the first stage (100 MW) of Primorskaya wind power plant in Zaporizhia region

€90 mln

 

BAKER MCKENZIE for and on behalf of German banks consortium headed by Bayerische Landesbank and DTEK Renewables Group

32

 

Implementation by PLATANO EESTI Group of Companies (Latvia) of the project for construction of three ARCTICMAX vessels under a contract with SHANGHAI SHIPYARD CO LTD

 

$101.7 mln

 

ANK Law Firm for and on behalf of PLATANO EESTI

 

33

 

Restructuring of outstanding loan participation bonds issued by Kyiv city

 

$101.15 mln

 

WHITE & CASE LLP and AVELLUM for and on behalf of Kyiv city

 

34

 

Restructuring of syndicated loan provided by PJSC Alfa-Bank to PJSC Toronto-Kyiv for the construction of "Toronto-Kyiv" business center in the historical part of Kyiv

 

$100 mln

 

SAYENKO KHARENKO for and on behalf of Toronto-Kyiv;

EVRIS for and on behalf of Alfa-Bank

35

 

Providing Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group with pre-export financing by ING Bank N.V. and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

 

$100 mln

 

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT LLP, AVELLUM, HARNEYS, MONTANIOS & MONTANIOS for and on behalf of ING Bank N.V.

 

36

 

Creation by MV Cargo and Cargill of a joint venture and construction of a new grain terminal in Yuzhnyi Ukrainian commercial Black Sea port

 

$100 mln

 

CMS for and on behalf of MV Cargo;

BAKER MCKENZIE for and on behalf of Cargill

37

 

Providing Kernel Group with a secured, revolving loan facility of pre-export financing with the participation of banking syndicate

 

$100 mln

 

HOGAN LOVELLS, REDCLIFFE PARTNERS, BONN STEICHEN & PARTNERS, NIEDERER KRAFT & FREY: WALKERS (DUBAI) LLP for and on behalf of Natixis

 

38

 

Construction of the first stage of Business Park office complex

 

$100 mln

 

GRAMATSKIY AND PARTNERS for and on behalf of City Capital Group