Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to JP Morgan and VTB Capital, joint lead managers of the issuance of USD 1 billion notes by the state of Ukraine, issued in accordance with Rule 144A.
The Notes with a coupon rate of 7.8% p.a. maturing in 2022 will be consolidated and form a single series with the USD 1.25 billion notes issued by Ukraine on 28 November 2012.
In 2012, Sayenko Kharenko advised on the USD 2 billion Eurobond placement by the state, which was tapped by the USD 600 million issue in September, thus becoming the largest-ever Eurobond transaction in Ukraine. Sayenko Kharenko has also acted as Ukrainian legal counsel on other Eurobond issues by Ukraine, including two successful issues in 2010 totaling USD 2 billion, the USD 1.25 billion issue in 2011 and the USD 1.25 billion issue in 2012.
Sayenko Kharenko’s team involved in the current transaction was led by managing associate Yuriy Draganchuk who was supported by associates Iryna Bakina and Marta Hontaruk.