Anastasia is an associate in our New York office's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance practice. She advises on a wide range of domestic and international project and asset-based financing transactions, with particular experience in financings across Russia and the CIS. Anastasia has represented banks, government agencies, large institutional clients and aircraft leasing companies.
Anastasia speaks both English and Russian with native fluency, and is able to negotiate legal documents in both languages.
Representation of OPIC in connection with a US$65 million loan to African Banking Corporation Zambia Limited for the purpose of acquiring a commercial banking institution in Zambia, as well as investing in information technology and training systems and developing and introducing new retail and corporate banking product technology.
Representation of Mizuho, Banco Espirito Santo, BayernLB, HSH Nordbank AG and NordLB in the lenders’ private sale in foreclosure under the New York Uniform Commercial Code to NRG Energy, and the concurrent refinancing of the South Trent Wind Project, a 101 MW wind power generation facility in Texas.
Representation of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III, a diversified, closed end fund that focuses on investments in infrastructure and related assets in the US and Canada, in its approximately US$280 million acquisition of approx. 42% of the equity interest in IWG Holdings, LLC, the holding company of InSite Wireless Group, LLC and its affiliates, which develop, own, operate and manage communications wireless infrastructure facilities primarily for the wireless and broadcast industries.
Representation of Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in connection with a US$40 million loan to African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited for the purpose of expanding its small and medium enterprise loan portfolio and its loans to underserved individuals and consumers in Botswana, as well as investing in information technology and training systems and developing and introducing new retail and corporate banking product technology.
Representation of Saudi Arabian Oil Company and its affiliates ("SAOC") in connection with the separation and distribution of assets of Motiva Enterprises LLC, the U.S. refining joint venture operated by SAOC and Royal Dutch Shell ("Shell"). Pursuant to the transaction, SAOC will make a US$2.2 billion balancing payment, split between debt and cash and subject to adjustments including working capital. SAOC will take control of the Port Arthur Refinery, along with 24 terminals. Shell will get the Norco and Convent Refineries, along with 11 terminals. Under the agreement, Motiva will have the exclusive right to sell Shell-branded gasoline and diesel in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., as well as the eastern half of Texas and most of Florida. Shell's markets will be Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, a portion of the Florida panhandle, and the Northeastern region of the U.S.
Representation of Waypoint Leasing LLC in connection with an unsecured credit facility with Suntrust and Union Bank.
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.