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Banking and finance: Borrower side

Within: Banking and finance: Borrower side

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited handles all Russian and English law aspects of the largest and most complex secured and unsecured finance transactions. The Moscow practice is led by Vladimir Dragunov and draws on the strengths of colleagues in the London and Hong Kong offices to advise Chinese clients on acquisition finance. Simon Morgan is the other key figure.

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Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Within: Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited handles secured and unsecured finance transactions, advising on both Russian and English law; in one notable example, the Moscow and Frankfurt practices advised ING Bank on the Russian law matters related to an export credit agency-covered $88m loan facility agreement granted to a major Russian pulp and paper manufacturer. Vladimir Dragunov heads the department. Simon Morgan has notable expertise advising on loans and credit facilities, securitisation and structured finance, and Max Gutbrod handles restructuring and financial regulatory matters.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited’s capital markets team has a strong offering in the areas of securitisation and derivatives, while also handling equity and debt capital markets. Recent highlights include advising Eurasian Development Bank on an update of its $3.5bn notes programme in accordance with Regulation S and Rule 144A and issue of loan participation notes (LPN) under the programme. Dmitry Dembich and London-based Roy Pearce assisted UBS Investment Bank with an issue of $500m 6.95% subordinated Tier-1 compliant perpetual LPNs under Alfa-Bank’s $5bn euro medium-term note programme (EMTN) programme. In other highlights, Vladimir Dragunov is advising Absolut Bank on the early termination of a securitisation transaction concerning mortgage-backed securities issued in March 2013 for $183m.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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