Maria Kulmukhametova

Associate, Moscow

Biography

Overview

Maria is an associate in our Project Development and Finance group in Moscow. She is involved in a wide range of financing transactions and has experience working on project financings and secured transactions involving Russian and international companies and multilaterals.  She is also advising financial institutions and companies on real estate and acquisition financing transactions and is regularly involved in due diligence projects.  Maria is a part of Moscow office derivatives group and also works on Pro Bono matters.

Bars and Courts
Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation
Education
Master's Degree
International Law
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO - University)
Bachelor's Degree
International Law Department
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO - University)
Languages
English
French
Russian

Experience

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

Advising Intesa Sanpaolo as a lender in connection with US$300 mln financing to a major Russian mining company in 2020.

Advising a major Russian financial institution in connection with financing of a Russian real estate developer for the purposes of residential property construction on the basis of 214-FZ using escrow accounts.

Advising Yandex, a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning, on its acquisition of rights to an approximately four hectare plot of land situated at Kosygina Street in Moscow for the development of its new headquarters. The deal was recognized as “Best property deal in CEE” at Project Finance Awards 2018, organized by EMEA Finance magazine.

Advising the lenders on a new US$820 million unsecured finance facility provided to EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer company.

Advising PPF Real Estate in connection with the acquisition of Nevsky Center shopping mall in Saint Petersburg from Stockmann plc for €171 million and on real estate financing of this deal from Sberbank.

Advising a leading Russian financial institution in connection with US$720 million secured term loan for the purposes of financing the acquisition of a controlling stake in one of the largest Russian retail group.

Advising a major Russian financial institution 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.