Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and J.P. Morgan Securities on Ukraine's USD 2 billion Eurobond issue. Avellum advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the issue.
The issue consists of USD 750 million notes due 2024 and USD 1.25 billion notes due 2028. Sayenko Kharenko reports that a share of proceeds of the new issue has been used by Ukraine to redeem its USD 725 million zero coupon notes issued for the purposes of bridge financing earlier in 2018, while the remaining funds will be applied for general budgetary purposes of the sovereign.
According to Sayenko Kharenko, “the issue took place on the back of prolonged negotiations between Ukraine and IMF and gives a positive signal that international capital markets are still open for the Ukrainian debt.”
The Sayenko Kharenko team was led by Partner Nazar Chernyavsky and Counsel Igor Lozenko and included Associates Denis Nakonechnyi and Yurii Dmytrenko and Junior Associates Oles Trachuk and Vira Pankiv.
The Avellum team was led by Senior Partner Glib Bondar with support from Counsel Taras Dmukhovskyy, Tax Counsel Vadim Medvedev, and Associates Oleg Krainskyi, Anastasiya Voronova, Orest Franchuk, Anna Mykhalova, Anna Kalabska, Yelyzaveta Kravtsova, and Oles Bidnoshyia.
Editor's Note: This article was updated to include information about Avellum's involvement.