Our lawyers provide legal advice to investment and commercial banks, institutional investors, government and municipal authorities, state companies and organisations, and other parties to transactions in the capital markets and banking business, including lenders and borrowers, financial consultants, issuers, guarantors and sureties, arrangers and underwriters. We offer comprehensive advice for raising equity and debt capital, raising funding, investment projects and debt restructuring.
We are experienced in international, sovereign and private finance and advise on transactions at all stages. We support IPO projects, including prospectuses drafting, conducting due diligence, national law legal memorandums drafting.
The Firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in advising on currency control issues, foreign currency regulation and licensing of banking operations, financial services and securities market transactions in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Our experts advise financial institutions, underwriters and investment companies on a large number of matters, including legislative amendments, capital and liquidity issues. We aim to giving practical and up-to-date recommendations in dealing with complex and comprehensive tasks.
We have a unique experience on the Russian market and support private pension funds and banks on a number of debt products by providing legal assistance in debt restructuring and cross-border financing.
Furthermore, we advise and are experienced in acting for various parties in international financial arrangements, including syndicated lending, project and trade finance.
Our lawyers were at the origin of the Russia’s securitization market and were involved in drafting and adoption of the most important statutes governing the sector, including Federal Law dd. 21 December 2013 No. 379-FZ, which has allowed to securitize the non-mortgage assets in Russia.
Our Minsk team have experience in advising on various investment and finance projects. Some examples of the projects include giving advice on raising and disposing of investments, obtaining loans from foreign banks (including structural financing), securities and stock market operations (including offering matters).
Our Belarusian team acted as the Belarusian law counsel to BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Sberbank, as co-arrangers, on the debut and subsequent Eurobond offerings by the Republic of Belarus. The offerings totaled USD 1.8bn.