Mariya Azbel | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Mariya Azbel
 Mariya Azbel

Mariya Azbel

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1329

E mazbel@whitecase.com

Overview

Mariya Azbel is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets Group in London. She has a wide range of experience in multinational finance transactions, but focuses in particular on emerging markets and high yield debt offerings.

Mariya has also recently completed a six-month secondment to the Firm's Singapore office, where she focused on bank finance transactions.

Bars and Courts

  • Massachusetts State Bar
  • Solicitor of England and Wales

Education

  • BCL/LLB, McGill University
  • Bachelor of International Relations, Kyiv International University

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Experience

Represented the Republic of Ukraine on its issue of US $1,250,000,000 7.8% notes due 2022.

Represented the Republic of Ukraine as guarantor of the issue by State enterprise "Financing of Infrastructural Projects" of US $550,000,000 9% guaranteed notes due 2017.

Represented the Republic of Bulgaria on its issue of €950,000,000 4.25% notes due 2017.

Acted for Barry Callebaut Services NV and Barry Callebaut AG, the largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products in the world (measured by sales volumes in fiscal year 2010), in a high yield bond offering of €250 million 5.375% senior notes due 2021 guaranteed by Barry Callebaut AG and eight of its subsidiaries in five jurisdictions and on a new €600 million senior revolving credit facility with the same guarantors. Credit Suisse, ING, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Généralé Corporate & Investment Banking acted as bookrunners and joint lead managers.

Acted for Deutsche Bank in an onshore issue of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures of face value of Rupees 20,600,000,000 to Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited India, with offshore hedges and various offshore synthetic derivative products. This transaction covered many cross-border issues between Russia, Austria and India.