Azamat Gaisenov is an associate in the Firm's Debt Finance group in Moscow. He regularly represents clients on financing transactions and has experience working on acquisition, project and asset finance deals involving Russian and international companies and multilaterals.
His experience also includes advising Russian financial institutions and corporates with a wide range of structured finance, repo and derivatives transactions. This includes FX, IR, cross-currency, commodities, equity and other products as well as margin requirements.
For half a year in 2015 Azamat worked in Debt Finance practice of our London office and in 2016 he was seconded to Moscow office of Citibank for 6 months.
Representation of a major Russian financial institution in connection with US$580 million financing of acquisition of shares in a Russian energy company in 2019. Transaction involved analysis of SPAs as well as drafting of complex escrow and settlement agreements and finance (including hedging) documentation. The hedging comprised cross currency swaps closely linked to the acquisition documentation.
Representation of a leading Russian financial institution in connection with the US$300 million repurchase transactions with respect to the publicly traded shares of Jersey incorporated holding of Russian mining company which included complex margining provisions in 2018.
Representation of a leading Russian financial institution in relation to a US$230 million secured equity forward agreement on shares of major Russian transportation company with embedded margining provisions in 2018.
Representation of a major Russian financial institution in 2017 in connection with a US$1 billion term loan facility provided to a leading Russian investment company for the purposes of financing the acquisition of diamond mine assets.
Representation of a major Russian financial institution as arranger, facility agent and security agent in connection with US$750 million structured finance transaction in Russian mining & metals sector in 2017. This mandate involved drafting and negotiating the syndicated facility agreement with embedded hedging mechanics which enables the borrower to utilize loans in a single currency and at a rate of interest that were different from the several funding currencies and the funding interest rate of the lenders as well as provides the finance parties with a possibility to charge hedge break costs and prepayment fees.