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Akin Gump has advised PJSC LUKOIL on the completed issuance of USD 1 billion of Rule 144A/Regulation S notes. The offering consists of 10-year notes with a coupon of 4.75 percent per annum. The notes have been issued by LUKOIL International Finance B.V. and guaranteed by PJSC LUKOIL. The company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness.

The Moscow and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton have advised longstanding client Polyus Gold International in its USD 500 million Eurobond offering, due March 28, 2022 with a coupon of 4.699% per annum.

Goltsblat BLP has advised Severgroup on its sale of a 100% shareholding in AO Metcombank, the biggest commercial bank in the Volgograd Region and a leader on the Russian car lending market, to PAO Sovcombank. Baker Botts advised Sovcombank on the deal, which was cleared by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service in September. On October 7, 2016, Severgroup and Sovcombank announced that the necessary approvals had been obtained and the transaction had closed successfully.

The Pepeliaev Group has announced the launch of a Family and Inheritance Law Practice Group, led by Partner Julia Borozdna, and designed to "provide advice on property and non-property related personal issues in relation to any family relationships, including when people are planning to marry."

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