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Avellum

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Distinguished team regularly instructed by high-profile creditors as well as sovereign borrowers. Excellent reputation for full-scope transactional financing advice, including project finance and complex structured finance issues. Advises international financial institutions on high-value lending and debt restructuring. Frequently involved in pre-export financing. Particularly noted for its strong track record in representing the state of Ukraine in bond issuances. Also highly regarded for acting for companies as well as arrangers in bonds transactions. Regularly works with international law firms on complex and high-stakes matters.

Notable practitioners

Glib Bondar is seen as one of the leading figures in the market with many years of experience. He offers a broad range of expertise in finance matters which include sovereign debt, project financing and debt restructuring. He is also known for his capital markets work. A source describes him as a "very commercially minded individual, with excellent technical skills," while another client notes that "he is very easy to work with" and "pragmatic," adding that "he is a clear market leader."

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Overview

Our pre-eminent Finance practice (covering Banking, Finance, Capital Markets, Financial/Debt Restructurings) is well-known in the market for its cutting-edge expertise and exemplary service.

AVELLUM regularly handles the most challenging and high-profile financial transactions in Ukraine involving a cross-border element. We work on financing projects (including financings from the EBRD); lending and capital market deals (including new money issues and debt restructurings); Ukrainian sovereign borrowings; significant non-performing loans sales and regulatory advice to both international and domestic financial institutions. We advised on all new Eurobond issues from Ukraine in 2017 and 2018.

Our representation portfolio includes corporate, sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers, lead managers, dealer managers, trustees, individual and groups of noteholders, lenders and borrowers.

We are preferred Ukrainian counsel for top international law firms and receive regular referrals from Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hogan Lovells, Shearman & Sterling LLP, White & Case, Latham & Watkins.

Recently we advised:

  • the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the state-guaranteed USD250 mln loan to SE ‘NNEGC ‘Energoatom’
  • Ferrexpo on a USD195 mln revolving pre-export facility provided to Ferrexpo Finance Plc, Ferrexpo AG, and Ferrexpo Middle East FZE by BNP Paribas S.A.
  • ING Bank N.V. on a USD100 mln secured pre-export revolving loan facility to MHP

Members

Bondar, Glib (Head of Department)

Krainskyi, Oleg

Mykhailenko, Tetiana

Mykhalova, Anna

Voronova, Anastasiya

Clients

City of Kyiv

Deutsche Bank

EBRD

Ferrexpo Group

ING Bank

Kernel

Metinvest

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP)

Rabobank

Société Générale

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine

UniCredit Group

Industries

Agribusiness

Banking and Financial Services

Energy

Food & Beverages

Government

IT

Manufacturing

Mining & Metals

Real Estate

Banking & Finance Department

Avellum

firm
Department location

38 Volodymyrska Str

4th floor

Kyiv

Kyiv City Municipality

Ukraine

01030

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

AVELLUM advises Interpipe on USD300 million Eurobond issue

Authors: Glib Bondar, Anastasiya Voronova, Oleg Krainskyi, Anna Mykhalova, Mariana Veremchuk

Highlight

AVELLUM advises on Ukraine’s first notes issue listed on London Stock Exchange

Authors: Glib Bondar, Oleg Krainskyi, Anastasiia Zhebel, Mariana Veremchuk

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Ukraine

Banking & Finance


Glib Bondar
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