White & Case has advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on the follow-on offering by the Central Bank of Russia of shares in the charter capital of Moscow Exchange, Russia's largest securities exchange group.
Varul’s M&A team advised on the sale of shares in the Cinamon Group of companies from GILD Arbitrage venture capital fund to DLT Capital, an Estonian company owned by Russians Tatjana Tolstaja and Vitaly Yakovlev.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) has announced that it advised the Housing Finance Bank (ZhilFInans) on the two transactions to securitize its mortgage assets (a transaction reported on by CEE Legal Matters yesterday).
Liniya Prava has announced that it acted as tax advisor to Bank ZhilFinans on the offering of July 26 mortgage bonds of MA Sunrise 1 and MA Sunrise 2 at the Moscow Exchange, "as part of securitization transactions in relation to a portion of Bank ZhilFinans mortgage loan portfolio components."
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is representing the Russian PIK Group residential real estate developer in its RUB 23.4 billion (approximately USD 673 million) loan agreement with VTB Capital, announced June 17. No other details were provided.
Skadden has represented JSC Gazprom in its June 17 listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) through the introduction of up to 4 billion global depositary shares, representing up to 8 billion ordinary shares of JSC Gazprom.
Slaughter and May is advising North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) and Seadrill Limited on a long term Investment and Co-operation Agreement with Rosneft to pursue growth opportunities offshore and onshore in the Russian drilling market at least through 2022.