Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs International, the joint lead managers of Ukraine’s new USD 2 billion Eurobond issue. The notes have a 12-year maturity and bear interest at 7.253 per cent per annum. Alongside the new issue, Ukraine has also completed a switch tender offer in relation to its existing 7.75 per cent senior notes with maturity in 2021 and 2022, which will substantially reduce state debt expenditures in the coming years.
Partner Nazar Chernyavsky commented: “We are proud that Ukraine retains unfettered access to international capital markets in the new challenging environment. It is our pleasure to remain a trusted counsel of international banks that continue to arrange such complex deals despite the global pandemic outbreak.”
Partner Igor Lozenko, added: “Our team is excited to have contributed to a remarkably swift execution of Ukraine’s liability management strategy. We look forward to resuming our work on the most challenging capital markets transactions in our region.”
Sayenko Kharenko’s team was led by partner Igor Lozenko, along with associates Oles Trachuk and Vladyslava Mitsai.