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Latham & Watkins LLP


Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: Lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 2

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP's ‘well-organised, efficient and knowledgeable’ practice specialises in advising domestic and international banks on acquisition finance, syndicated loans and restructuring in the oil and gas and mining sectors. The ‘responsive and practical’ Ragnar Johannesen ‘knows the market very well’ and is the main practitioner along with recently promoted counsel Elizaveta Bacheyeva.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Latham & Watkins LLP

Clients value Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘combined knowledge of Russian, English and US legal legislation and market practices’ and their ‘ability to handle domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions with great expertise from the Moscow office’. The firm has strong capabilities in debt and equity capital markets and in recent work advised RusHydro on its issuance of $360m 7.4% LPNs due 2021. Other highlights include assisting Obuv Rossii with its IPO listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange. ‘Well-known figure’ David Stewart has significant experience advising issuers, underwriters and financial advisers on securities offerings, IPOs and global depository receipts (GDRs), and Mikhail Turetsky has a strong track record of advising on eurobonds and other securities transactions by CIS issuers.

Leading individuals

Mikhail Turetsky  - Latham & Watkins LLP

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Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow
Commercial, corporate and M&a: Moscow - ranked: tier 3

Latham & Watkins LLP

At Latham & Watkins LLP, corporate specialist Alexander Gomonov was a new arrival from Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited. Gomonov’s expertise spans the full range of commercial and joint venture deals, with a particular focus in the oil and gas and mining sectors. Olga Ponomarenko is likewise experienced in M&A and financial and corporate transactions. Working alongside colleagues in the Dusseldorf office, the team advised Uniper, a leading German energy company, on divesting its Russian gas operations to Austrian oil and gas company OMV, including its stake in the Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP's transactional expertise was strengthened by the hire of corporate partner Alexander Gomonov from Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited; his recent work includes advising Yaisky Oil Refinery on a RUR55bn refinancing of a Sberbank loan. Ragnar Johannesen specialises in banking and corporate finance. Elizaveta Bacheyeva is noted for cross-border finance transactions.

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