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Governments, corporates and financial institutions benefit from Linklaters’ deep knowledge of the wider region, and the individual markets within it, as well as the firm’s global resources.

The fast growing economies of Kazakhstan and Ukraine, and emerging economies in Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, have attracted high levels of inward investment and development. Linklaters experience of complex and ground-breaking corporate/M&A, banking, capital markets and project finance/energy & infrastructure across all major industry sectors in the region is unrivalled.

Banking

A selection of our banking experience includes advising:

  • Kazakhmys Plc on the US$1bn pre-export finance debt facility. The five year facility will provide additional liquidity during the development of major copper mine development projects in Bozshakol and Aktogay in Kazakhstan
  • Ukraine acting through the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and represented by the Minister of Finance of Ukraine as the borrower on the sovereign bridge loan facility of US$2bn provided by VTB Bank, a Russian commercial bank
  • China Development Bank Corporation, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank Corporation (Inner Mongolia Branch) and China Construction Bank on the US$90.4m Sinosure backed facility for International Bank of Azerbaijan
  • the lender on the US$150m pre-export facility for Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine, an Armenian copper producer

Capital Markets

A selection of our capital markets experience includes advising:

  • Equity: advising on a wide range of equity and equity-linked products, including IPOs, secondary public offerings, block trades, convertible and exchangeable bonds, by such companies as Kazakhmys plc, TBC Bank, Kcell, Ferrexpo, Evraz Group, Alliance Oil, Halyk Bank, Cadogan Petroleum, Kazkommertsbank, etc.
  • Debt: advising on the standalone and sovereign issues, by such issuers as Kazakhstan Engineering National Company, Halyk Bank, International Bank of Azerbaijan, Georgian Railway, Mriya Agro Holding, DTEK, ATF Bank, Metinvest, Bank of Ukraine, Privatbank, Ukrzaliznytsia, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Ferrexpo, Ministry of Finance of Georgia, etc
  • Liability management: advising on exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations in relation to bond issues by DTEK, BTA Bank, Zhaikmunai LLP, Mriya Agro Holding, Evraz Group, Bank of Georgia, Georgian Railways, Republic of Georgia, First Ukrainian International Bank, Naftogas of Ukraine, Ferrexpo, Interpipe Group, etc.

Corporate / M&A

A selection of our corporate/M&A experience includes:

  • Oleg Mkrtchan, a private Ukrainian investor, on the acquisition of a stake in Polyus Gold International
  • Halyk Bank on the acquisition of HSBC Bank plc's Kazakhstan subsidiary. The was a very important deal for the Kazakh market, with Kazakhstan's major private bank, Halyk, buying out a Western-run business for the first time
  • KAZ Minerals PLC (formerly Kazakhmys PLC) on the US $240m transfer of certain mature assets in the Zhezkazgan and Central Regions of Kazakhstan to Cuprum Holding, a company owned by Vladimir Kim and Eduard Ogays
  • the sellers on the sale of their shares in Belarusian Bank for Small Business to Getin Holding S.A.
  • Inter RAO on the sale of their Armenian electricity generation and distribution businesses to the Tashir Group

Project Finance / Energy & Infrastructure

A selection of our project finance experience includes advising:

  • the lenders and ECAs, including Hermes, UKEF, SACE, KEXIM, K-Sure, on the multi-sourced project financing of IPCI 2, a US$5.2bn polyethylene plant in Western Kazakhstan
  • the consortium of international oil companies on aspects of the Early Oil project, being substantial oil and associated gas developmentin Azerbaijan and its related export arrangements to the Russian and Georgian Black Sea ports
  • the borrowers, Alpha Solar LLC, Beta Solar LLC, Gamma Solar  LLC and Zeta Solar LLB, on a €270m project involving a €175m project finance loan from VTB Capital, for the development of a 80MW solar energy park, the first of its kind in Ukraine. This was also the first commercial bank project financing in Ukraine
  • China Development Bank Corporation Xinjiang Branch as lender on the US$220m term loan facility in favour of Uzbekenergo, the state controlled organisation in control of the power industry in Uzbekistan, to finance the modernisation of the Tashkent thermal power plant
重大交易业绩展示

创新型业务团队 – 承办的“首创性”交易远超其他任何一家律师事务所:

  • 中国银行业历史上最大的收购融资交易 – 就中国信达资产管理股份有限公司用于收购南洋商业银行有限公司的390亿美元有期贷款融资交易提供法律服务
  • 为包括沪港通和深港通项目在内的、具有里程碑意义的中港通项目的设立及网络拓展提供法律服务
  • 中国首家商业银行在香港上市 – 交通银行首次公开发行IPO
  • 首宗外资银行收购中国上市银行股份 – 担任花旗银行的法律顾问,就其收购上海浦东发展银行战略性股权的交易提供法律服务
  • 中国私营公司首次在澳大利亚(或任何其他英语国家市场)成功完成竞争性公开市场交易 – 担任四川天齐实业有限责任公司的法律顾问,就其以8.48亿加拿大元收购Talison的交易提供法律服务
  • 中资公司入股欧洲国营电网公司的首例 – 担任国家电网公司的法律顾问,就其收购葡萄牙国家电网运营商( REN) 25%股权的交易提供法律服务
  • 首次同步进行A股/H股配股 – 鞍钢进行的27亿美元配股
  • 中国财政部主权债券首次上市交易 - 担任财政部的法律顾问,就其230亿人民币主权债券在香港发行(有史以来规模最大的离岸人民币债券交易)提供法律服务
  • 首宗人民币债券融资– 合和公路基建有限公司的人民币债券发行
  • 首宗由中资银行在欧洲牵头的项目融资交易 - 担任国家开发银行的法律顾问,就一个300兆瓦坑口燃煤电厂3.5亿欧元的项目融资交易提供法律服务(波黑塞族共和国斯塔纳里)
权威法律评级机构所颁奖项

年度最佳中国业务
2017年IFLR Asia 法律大奖

年度最佳结构性融资与证券化交易-中国银行发行绿色资产担保债券
2017年IFLR Asia 法律大奖

年度最佳债务及股本挂钩交易-中国长江电力发行双币种可转换债券
2017年IFLR Asia 法律大奖

亚洲年度最佳融资交易奖 - 收购:中国化工收购先正达融资项目
亚洲法律大奖2017年

年度最出色并购交易及年度最出色中国交易 – 中国南车股份有限公司和中国北车股份有限公司合并成为中国中车股份有限公司的交易
ALB China Awards 2016

2016中国最佳雇主(国际所)
Asian Legal Business

年度最佳律所 – 竞争法
China Law and Practice Awards 2016

年度最佳银行及金融业务律师事务所
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳能源与天然资源业务律师事务所
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

中国业务整体最佳国际律师事务所
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳竞争及反垄断业务律师事务所
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳交易: 中国中车发行H股可转换债券
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳交易: 中俄合作亚马尔LNG项目融资
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳交易: 韩国在华发行首单境外政府熊猫债
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳交易: 巴基斯坦塔尔煤田二号矿区开发项目
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳交易: 莱蒙国际集团发行两部分可转换债券
China Business Law Journal Awards 2016

年度最佳证券交易: 债券: 中国银行发行35亿美元的四币种、六部分的“一带一路”债券
The Asia Legal Awards 2016

年度最出色债务市场交易 – 中国银行阿布扎比、匈牙利、新加坡、台北及香港分行的债券发行交易
ALB China Awards 2016

社会责任投资债券 – 中国银行30.3亿美元多币种绿色债券发行
IFR Asia Awards 2016