Ekaterina Logvinova

Local Partner, Moscow

Biography

Overview

Ekaterina is a local partner in our Moscow 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 Russian and international banks, companies and multilaterals. Ekaterina also advises on a number of legal issues relating to banking, currency regulation, security enforcement, and issues relating specifically to concession and PPP projects in Russia.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Education
Master's Degree in Law, Law Faculty
Moscow State University for International Relations
Bachelor's Degree in Law
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Law Faculty
Languages
Russian
English

Experience

Representation of Sberbank and co-investors in connection with acquisition of 75% stake in Prosveshcheniye, the largest brand in the educational books market in Russia. The deal is valued at approximately US$1 billion and represents a vital step toward digitalization of the educational process in Russia.

Representation of VTB Capital (and its two co-investors, Millhouse and Invest AG) in connection with the investment in a Russian online cinema platform Ivi.ru The transaction involved US$250 million private equity investment round led by VTB Capital.

Representation of Raiffeisenbank as mandated lead arranger, documentation agent, facility agent, pledge manager and the largest original lender in connection with a RUB multi-million mixed club financing deal in housing & utilities sector in Russia, including analysis of concession agreements and other related documentation.

Representation of a leading Russian online video streaming service IVI on a landmark financing from Alfa-Bank, one of the major Russian banks.

Representation of VTB Bank on a landmark US$1.7 billion restructuring of Mechel PAO, one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies.

Representation of VTB as a senior lender on a number of key financing transactions on the Russian market, including acquisition finance transactions in metals & mining sector and retail sector, PPP financing, real estate financing.

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 the arrangers and original lenders in connection with a project financing for the development of oil gas fields in the Russian north by LLC SeverEnergia, a joint venture between Russian companies OJSC Gazprom Neft, OJSC Novatek and Italian companies ENI and Enel. The total amount of the financing was more than US$3 billion and consisted of a single term loan facility to be advanced over the course of four years. The deal constituted as one of the largest Russian project financing transactions to date, as well as one of the first syndicated lending transactions to be structured fully under Russian law.

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. This deal was awarded 2009 European Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance International, one of the Best Deals of 2009 by Global Trade Review, 2010 European Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine, and 2010 Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by Infrastructure Journal and as a result of White & Case's work on this project, was selected as 2011 Infrastructure/Energy Team of the Year by The Lawyer.

Publications

New PPP Mechanisms, Oil, Gas and Law journal by LawTek, No. 5, December 2015, (co-author)

Awards and Recognition

Up & Coming 
Chambers, Banking & Finance, Russia, 2021

"very hard-working, very hands-on" 
"she really helped with the commercial side of the negotiations" 
Chambers, Banking & Finance, Russia, 2021

"very committed to work, very punctual and responsive" 
"she is a great negotiator" 
Chambers, Banking & Finance, Russia, 2020

'Ekaterina Logvinova is a very professional and reliable partner in all senses of the word: she understands our priorities and requirements, makes sure that our transactions are prioritised and we get the work product delivered on time, and quickly draws on the expertise of the wider network of the firm to get us the result we need.' Legal 500, Banking and finance: Lenders or Arranger side, Russia, 2020