Avellum and Watson Farley & Williams have advised the EBRD on a long-term secured loan of up to EUR 52.5 million to Novi Biznes Poglyady.
Attendees to the 2019 CEELM Winter Party were cornered, over the course of the evening, and asked, without warning or an opportunity to prepare, what achievement over the past 12 months they were proudest of.
Avellum has advised the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on a long-term secured loan of up to USD 10 million to Butsefal LLC and Prometey Swiss SA.
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Avellum has advised arrangers J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on a USD 464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of PSJC Vodafone Ukraine. DLA Piper advised Bakcell on the deal.
Noerr has advised HKM Beteiligungs GmbH on the sale of 100% of shares in Gratka sp. z o.o.to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, which was advised by Clifford Chance.
Sayenko Kharenko and Latham & Watkins have advised BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, and Raiffeisen Bank International as the joint lead managers of Ukraine’s EUR 1.25 billion Eurobond issuance. Avellum and White & Case advised Ukraine's Ministry of Finance on the issuance.
Ukrainian commercial and residential real estate markets continue to be dynamic and are becoming more and more attractive to both local and foreign investors. The new Ukrainian Parliament, elected in summer 2019, has already passed some laws necessary for the development of the real estate sector and attracting investments to it. Below you will find an overview of the most significant changes in Ukrainian real estate legislation regarding buildings and construction in 2019.
In The Corner Office we ask Managing Partners across Central and Eastern Europe about their unique roles and responsibilities. The question this time around: What was the most useful or valuable piece of software or new technology your firm has acquired in the past five years?
Avellum and Latham & Watkins have advised CHG Healthcare on its acquisition of Modio Health.
Another in our series of articles leading up to the 2020 Dealer’s Choice Law Firm Summit and Deal of the Year Awards in London.
Sayenko Kharenko has advised the JSC State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (Ukreximbank) on its issuance of USD 100 million subordinated loan participation notes, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The notes were issued by Biz Finance Plc., which applied the total principal amount of the issue towards financing a subordinated loan to the bank. Latham & Watkins and, reportedly, Avellum, advised J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley, the joint leaders on the transaction, the total book order of which reached USD 300 million. White & Case reportedly advised Ukreximbank as well.
Freshfields and Avellum have advised the Netherlands-based Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group on the acquisition of Benteler Distribution Ukraine, a part of the international distribution division of Benteler International AG.
DLA Piper and PwC Legal have advised NEQSOL on its USD 734 million acquisition of VF Ukraine from Russian telecommunications operator MTS Group, which includes USD 84 million of earn-out payment. DLA Piper also advised NEQSOL on the raising of acquisition financing for the deal from a group of international funds and financial institutions led by J.P. Morgan Securities and Raiffeisen Bank International. Latham & Watkins and Aequo advised the MTS Group on the deal, while Avellum and Linklaters advised JP Morgan and Raiffeisen Bank on the underlying financing.
Avellum has helped Ufuture obtain merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the partial sale of its stake in LvivTech.City to unnamed buyers.
Avellum has advised Kernel Holding S.A. in connection with an offering of USD 300 million 6.5% guaranteed notes due 2024. Joint lead managers ING Bank N.V., London Branch, and J.P. Morgan Securities plc were reportedly advised by Latham & Watkins and Sayenko Kharenko.
Sayenko Kharenko has advised joint lead managers Raiffeisen Bank International and Renaissance Capital on the EUR 325 million Eurobond issue by DTEK Renewables, a first-ever issue of notes under the green bond framework by a business from Ukraine.
Aequo and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised NJSC Naftogaz on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the company’s return to the market with EUR 500 million 7-year Eurobonds at 7.625% p.a., its second capital markets transaction in 2019. Avellum and White & Case advised lead-manager and book-runner Citibank.