Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has announced that M&A and Capital Markets specialist Konstantin Kroll has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity Practice Group.
Kroll is dual-qualified in Russian and English law, and he has an LL.M. from Manchester University along with a Diploma in Law, with honors, from Moscow State University. He joins from Jones Day, where has has worked since 2011. Previously, he was a partner with Allen & Overy, where he led the firm's debt capital markets and derivatives practices in Russia.
According to an Orrick press release, Kroll "has advised on some of the largest M&A and private equity transactions in the energy, manufacturing, consumer and banking sectors in the Russian market.” The firm also explained that “within capital markets, Mr. Kroll has acted for issuers and managers on Russian and international IPOs and has been involved in MICEX, LSE (AIM and primary market), Hong Kong, Luxembourg, NYSE and Irish listings. He advises on the issuance of debt, equity, and synthetic instruments, including GDRs/ADRs, LPNs, CLNs, ELNs, and CDOs, exchangeable and convertible bonds, repackagings and securitizations. Most recently, Mr. Kroll represented Russian Copper Company in the formation of a joint venture with Gerald Metals to develop a major copper deposit and in its acquisition of Enisseiskaya Industrial Company, the holder of an exploration license for Elegest coal deposit considered to be one of the largest deposits of baking coal in the world. He also represented Evraz in the formation of a joint venture with Alrosa in the metal industry, advised on a sovereign Eurobond issue by Byelorussia and acted for two Russian issuers on 'dim sum' bond issues in Hong Kong.”
Kroll is enthusiastic about the new role: "I’ve long worked across the table from Orrick and am very excited to join this top quality team. Orrick’s 25-office global platform will be of great value to my clients as they increasingly focus on international opportunities. The firm has distinctive international strengths, such as its top 3 ranked HKSE practice and its representation of large Chinese enterprises, as well as its top tier African infrastructure practice, that are key to business strategies my clients are pursuing.”