Ekaterina is a senior associate in our London office’s Project Development and Finance group. She regularly represents clients on financing transactions and has significant experience working on project finance, trade finance, acquisition finance as well as other secured financing transactions involving international banks, companies and multilaterals.
Ekaterina also advises on a number of legal issues relating to banking, currency regulation, security enforcement, sanctions matters and issues relating specifically to concession and PPP projects.
Her representative experience includes:
Representation of lenders on US$603.2 million syndicated financing for the completion of the first start-up complex of the Taishet aluminium smelter. This deal won the Europe Mining Deal of the Year award by IJ Global Awards in 2021.
Representation of lenders led by UniCredit, including Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and ING Bank, in connection with a committed unsecured loan for up to US$400 million to PJSC “VSMPO-Avisma”, the world’s largest titanium producer.
Representation of the lenders on a new US$820 million unsecured finance facility provided to EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer company.
Representation of a syndicate of international banks on debut pre-export financing of up to US$250 million to PhosAgro, one of the world’s leading vertically-integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers.
Representation of EuroChem on a project financing of up to US$750 million from a syndicate of international and Russian banks in connection with its Usolskiy potash project located within Russia’s Verkhnekamskoe deposit, one of the world’s largest potash deposits.
Representation of EuroChem, Russia’s largest mineral fertilizer producer, on a US$1.3 billion pre-export finance from a syndicate of banks.
Representation of export credit agencies, multilateral lenders and commercial bank lenders in connection with the US$20 billion project financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) Integrated Oil and Gas Project in Russia.
Representation of the joint venture project company, Nord Stream AG, and the sponsors in the €9 billion construction and development of the Nord Stream Pipeline.
"She is committed to help you to understand what you need and provide the service," a client says.
Chambers, Banking & Finance, 2022
A source describes her as "very hard-working, very hands-on," and another client adds: "She really helped with the commercial side of the negotiations." Chambers, Banking & Finance, 2021