PHENOMENA, LLC

Leonardo Business Centre, 11th Floor

19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street

Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine

Telephone: +380 (44) 359-0444

Fax: +380 (44) 359-0455

Email: office@phenomenalaw.com

BANKING AND FINANCE / CAPITAL MARKETS

BANKING AND FINANCE / CAPITAL MARKETS

PHENOMENA’s experience in Banking and Finance / Capital Markets practices includes representing lenders, borrowers, guarantors, sureties, pledgors, financial advisors, issuers, investment banks, arrangers and underwriters.  Our attorneys advised local and foreign, state and privately held clients, such as: Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V., Bank Hapoalim, BNP Paribas, Cargill Financial Services International Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston (Ukraine), Deutsche Bank AG, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im Bank), ING Belgium NV/SA, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Lombard Odier, Marfin Egnatia Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Standard Bank plc, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG.

The variety of clients and solid experience determine the Firm’s deep expertise in all types of financial transactions.  In our work, we combine profound knowledge of traditional financial products with our legal expertise, which allows us to offer our clients creative approaches and innovative solutions.  We advise on:

  • secured and unsecured, term and revolving, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities;
  • issuance of Eurobonds;
  • private placement of securities;
  • initial public offerings (IPO);
  • ADR and GDR programs;
  • currency control regulations;
  • banking and financial services; and
  • all kinds of securities. 

In the course of providing our services, we regularly interact with Ukrainian state regulators, namely the National Bank of Ukraine, the National Commission for Securities and Stock Market, and the National Commission for State Regulation of Financial Services Markets. Over the years, we have built consistent relations with such authorities helping us to serve our clients’ needs even more efficiently.

The Firm’s Banking and Finance / Capital Markets team consists of experienced lawyers having good knowledge of law and remarkable understanding of the financial market. We cooperate with leading foreign and international law firms on cross-border transactions.

PHENOMENA’s recent experience includes the following deals:

  • two export financing credits amounting up to US$80.8 million provided by Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) to one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural companies Public Joint Stock Company “Rise” and secured by a guarantee from Export-Import Bank of the United States;
  • series of secured loan facilities for a total value of US$60.5 million granted by Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. to an international agro-industrial corporation having assets in Ukraine;
  • US$50 million financing provided by a Dutch financial institution to a major supplier/distributor of chemical and metallurgical products;
  • US$36 million financing provided by a European bank to a Russian coal mining company and secured by corporate suretyships from Ukrainian major businesses operating in energy sector;
  • US$25.8 million secured loan provided by Citibank, N.A. to Ukrainian major producer and exporter of iron ore pellets Ferrexpo Poltava Mining (Poltava GOK);
  • €10 million revolving loan granted by Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. to one of the leading Ukrainian oil traders; and
  • US$8.3 million secured financing provided by Atrafin LLC, dba American Trade & Finance Co. to Ukrainian agricultural company Public Joint Stock Company “Sharivske” (belongs to a group of companies “UkrAgroCom” and “Hermes-Trading”).