Capital Markets

Our lawyers have extensive experience advising and representing corporate clients and financial institutions in capital markets transactions, in their various capacities – as issuers, arrangers, trustees and investors.  We have acted on both equity and debt capital markets transactions.

Our lawyers have acted on the restructuring of note issues under existing debt facilities, including working on amending the terms and conditions of the notes, making amendments to the underlying loan facility agreements and obtaining the relevant waivers from the note holders.

We also assist clients in structuring and negotiating derivative products, and have advised on a regular basis on negotiating ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association) and TBMA/ISMA (The Bond Market Association/International Security Management Association) documentation, as well as on master brokerage and payment netting agreements with various global investment banks.

Representative transactions – our lawyers have advised:

  • Sudosroitelny Bank on the issue of USD 30 mln subordinated loan participation notes under an established USD 500 mln debt issuance programme and subsequent restructuring of the outstanding loan participation notes in the aggregate principal amount of USD 80 mln in order to comply with current prudential requirements of the Central Bank of Russia;
  • a Russian bank on negotiating a master brokerage agreement and a payment netting agreement;
  • Tatneft on negotiating ISDA documentation with ING for documenting transactions with commodity derivatives;
  • a Russian bank on negotiating ISDA documentation with a number of global investment banks (including Goldman Sachs, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Société Generale and Julius Baer); and
  • a lender on the relation between a loan agreement and a master swap agreement.

Testimonials

…a team of highly skilled commercial lawyers, whose attention to details is evident in every aspect of their role.
Founder & CEO of an Internet start-up company
…very knowledgeable and particularly creative in finding solutions to a problem…
Head of Financial Institutions, a major Russian commercial bank
…the highest professionalism of lawyers enabled us to structure the deal with the maximum possible comfort for our company, for which we are grateful…
Head of Finance Operations, Rosvodokanal
…uncanny ability to find an original angle others have not thought of…
Partner, Bristows LLP
…there were a few moments when we thought that we would never find common ground and complete the transaction…it was your recommendations and attention to detail which left a very professional impression on our counterparty and made them somewhat more trusting and agreeable.

Padva, Haslam - Jones & Partners LLP
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