Anya Polyakova | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Anya Polyakova

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1782

E apolyakova@whitecase.com

Overview

Anya Polyakova is an associate in the Firm's Banking group in London. Her experience includes advising banks, other financial institutions and corporate borrowers in relation to acquisition finance transactions and general bank lending.

Anya Polyakova spent six months on secondment in the Firm's Singapore office where she worked with the Bank Finance team and her focus was on bank lending in South-East Asia.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • LLB, College of Law
  • BA (Hons), History, University of Durham

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Experience

Nomura International plc in connection with a £175 million bridge facility to finance the acquisition of the University of Law by Global University Systems group as well as an up to £20 million super senior credit facility for general corporate purposes. The bridge facility has been taken out by £234.4 million 8.000% senior secured notes due 2020, in connection to which we represented Nomura International plc as initial purchaser.

GSO Capital Partners LP in connection with the debt financing for the acquisition of Ibstock Group Limited and Glen-Gery Corporation by funds managed by Bain Capital Europe, LLP.

GSO Capital Partners LP in connection with its financing of Oaktree Capital Management's acquisition of Ainscough Crane Hire group, a major UK crane rental company, from Goldman Sachs and TPG.

UBS AG in connection with a guarantee facility and counter-indemnity agreement provided on behalf of L Capital Asia, the private equity arm of French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, to the vendors in the sale of Crystal Jade (a Chinese restaurant group in Asia).

An Indonesian conglomerate as the borrower of a US$235 million acquisition financing arranged by a leading Europe-based international investment bank. The loan has been used for the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in a French global conglomerate's Indonesian palm oil plantation operating companies.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG in a US$268 million coal receivables backed financing.