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Capital Markets

Asters has extensive experience working on both debt and equity transactions with Ukrainian issuers, international issuers with business in Ukraine, and investment banks. We successfully employ our vast industry experience to provide excellent service on all aspects of capital markets transactions: Eurobonds, syndicated loans, IPOs, secondary offerings and private placements, depositary receipts programs, and others. Asters is the only Ukrainian law firm that received the title of the Warsaw Stock Exchange IPO Partner.

Firm recognition:

  • Highly ranked for capital markets
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • Tier 1 firm for capital markets
    The Legal 500: EMEA 2017
  • One of the Top 5 law firms for capital markets
    Ukrainian Law Firms 2016
  • Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year
    ACQ Global Awards 2012
  • Capital markets law firm of the year
    Corporate Intl Global Award 2010

Representative experience

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on capital markets transactions:

  • VimpelCom, a leading international telecommunications holding and a parent of the leading Ukrainian mobile telecom operator Kyivstar, on USD 2.2 billion Eurobond issue by its subsidiary VimpelCom Holdings B.V.
  • State Road Agency of Ukraine in connection with UAH 14 billion (approximately USD 1.75 billion) private domestic placement of bonds with 3, 5 and 7 year maturity.
  • EasyDate, an international IT company with major operations located in Ukraine, on Ukrainian law issues in connection with its IPO on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market of, the first Ukrainian IT sector IPO on international markets.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS Investment Bank and Dragon Capital on the USD 250 million debut issue of Eurobonds by Mriya Agro Holding Public Limited, one of the leading agricultural groups in Ukraine;
  • Morgan Stanley and ABN AMRO as lead managers in connection with USD 250 million Eurobond offering by Mironivsky Hliboproduct.
  • Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, JP Morgan Chase and UBS as lead managers in connection with Kyiv City USD 150 million Eurobond issue, the first municipal Eurobond offering in Ukraine.
  • RUSAL, a major international producer of aluminium, in connection with due diligence of Mykolayiv Alumina Plant for the purposes of RUSAL's IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Standard Bank and BNP Paribas as lead managers in connection with USD 100 million Eurobond offering by Bank Pivdennyi.
  • Citigroup and Standard Bank as lead managers in connection with USD 100 million Eurobond offering by Forum Bank.
  • Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein as lead manager in a debut USD 100 million Eurobond offering by UkrSibbank.
  • Ukreximbank in connection with USD 150 million Eurobond issue.

Featured services:

  • IPOs, SPOs;
  • private placements;
  • syndicated loans;
  • eurobonds;
  • LPN, CLN structures;
  • GDR, ADR;
  • corporate structure, tax planning, due diligence.
 

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    Loan gravity (Rus)

    15 December 2014

    Cross-Border Transactions under Pressure from Currency (Eng)

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