Azamat Gaisenov | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Azamat Gaisenov
Azamat Gaisenov

Azamat Gaisenov

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1259

E agaisenov@whitecase.com

Overview

Azamat Gaisenov is an associate in the Firm's Banking group in London. He regularly represents clients on financing transactions and has experience working on acquisition and project financings, debt restructurings, syndicated and bilateral secured and unsecured lending transactions involving local and international companies and multilaterals.

Bars and Courts

  • Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation

Education

  • Law Faculty, Moscow State University

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Experience

Russian investment and trading group, Summa, in its multi-stage acquisition of a stake in OAO “Far Eastern Shipping Company” (FESCO) 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 Russia's largest LBOs in 2012.

A major Russian bank on a US$2 billion financing for the acquisition of a group of companies involved in coal-mining and the coal processing business. This deal was structured on a leveraged buyout basis.

Roust Trading Ltd., an affiliate of Russian Standard Corporation, on financial aspects in connection with its investment in, and acquisition of Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC), a leading producer of vodka. The acquisition was accomplished through a prepackaged Chapter 11 reorganization funded by Roust Trading Ltd and also included more than $1.3 billion debt being restructured with regards to the reorganization of CEDC.

A major Russian bank as senior lender in connection with a US$1.8 billion LBO financing for the acquisition of a number of companies in the coal industry. Another leading Russian bank participated as a junior lender in the financing.

GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit arm of The Blackstone Group LP, in connection with the EUR155m second lien and PIK debt financing and equity financing of Ring International Holding’s reverse takeover of Slovenian-listed Helios Domžale by way of negotiated private acquisition and subsequent mandatory public offer.