AEQUO advised NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine
AEQUO has acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the landmark Eurobonds issue. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has acted as a counsel to Naftogaz on English law matters. Naftogaz has placed 5-year bonds in the amount of EUR 600 million at 7.125% and 3-year bonds in the amount of USD 335 million at 7.375%. The deal has become the first placement of Eurobonds by Naftogaz since 2009, as well as the first dual-tranche issue of bonds by Naftogaz in Euros and US dollars.
AEQUO’s team provided comprehensive legal support in all matters of Ukrainian law, including issue structuring, drafting and negotiating the transaction documentation, preparing the Offering Circular, providing legal support in the course of obtaining regulatory approvals, issued legal opinion in respect of the transaction and assisted with completion of the Eurobond issue.
AEQUO’s project team worked under the supervision of YuliaKyrpa, partner, and included Bohdan Dmukhovskyy, Myroslava Savchuk,counsels, Oksana Krasnokutskaya, of counsel, Vasyl Mishchenko and MykhayloSoroka, senior associates, Glib Bukharin, Viktor Komziuk, Olesia Mashtaler, Taras Shmyh and Anna Konovalova, associates.