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Anastasia is an associate in our New York office's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance practice. She advises on a wide range of financing transactions, with particular experience in project financings across Russia and the CIS. Anastasia regularly works with leading Russian and international banks and financial institutions as well as representing major corporates in the Russian market. Before joining White & Case in 2011, Anastasia worked at a leading international law firm in New York in its project finance group.
Advising Independent Petroleum Company (IPC) on the establishment of a joint venture with Alliance Group (Alliance), a leading independent oil and gas player with vertically integrated operations in Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. The purpose of the loan was to refinance existing Gazprombank facilities and finance consolidation of Alliance's shares, as well as future operational needs of the JV.
Advising Summa, a Russian investment and trading group, on the multi-stage US$1.2 billion acquisition of a stake in Far Eastern Shipping Company and related acquisition financing obtained from a syndicate of international banks. The financing structure involved a US$800 million senior loan from a syndicate of foreign and Russian banks, as well as a US$150 million financing structured in the form of a REPO. This transaction marks one of Russia's largest leveraged buyouts in 2012.
Advising Beineu Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP in connection with the US$1.8 billion financing of the gas pipeline construction by China Development Bank in Kazakhstan.
Advising EuroChem on a US$1.3 billion unsecured term loan facility from a syndicate of banks on a club basis to refinance an existing pre-export facility of the same amount.
Advising EuroChem in connection with refinancing a US$2 billion facility from Sberbank.