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AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the issuance by Ukraine of its new USD2 billion 7.253% senior notes due 2033 (“New Eurobonds”). The new issuance was combined with Ukraine’s first ever switch tender offer in relation to its outstanding USD-denominated 7.75% senior notes due 2021 and USD-denominated 7.75% senior notes due 2022. The New Eurobonds were admitted to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Dublin.
Net proceeds received by the state budget amounted to approximately USD1.1 billion. The New Eurobonds have the 12-year maturity, which is the longest one since the landmark 15-year instrument issued by Ukraine back in 2017. Together with proactive management of the upcoming maturities through the switch tender offer process, this allowed to even out Ukraine’s public debt servicing schedule, as well as reduce the related expenses.
The AVELLUM team was led by senior partner Glib Bondar with significant support from associates Oleg Krainskyi, Mariana Veremchuk and Mykola Falko. Partner Vadim Medvedev, senior associate Anton Zaderyholova and associate Oles Bidnoshyia provided tax support.