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Melanie Davies is counsel in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. She has experience representing underwriters and issuers (public and private) on a range of debt and equity capital market transactions (outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S and inside the United States pursuant to Rule 144A), with a primary focus on emerging and developing markets including Africa, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe.
Melanie also has experience representing borrowers and international lenders in a wide range of liability management transactions, including complex cross-border tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations.
Her structured products transactional experience includes advising on repackagings and cash and synthetic collateralised debt obligations.
Representation of the underwriters in the US$250 million bond offering of Mriya Agro Holding (a Cypriot company with Ukrainian assets).
Representation of the joint dealer managers of a US$1.055 billion exchange offer and consent solicitation to the holders of three tranches of loan participation notes issued for the purpose of financing loans to closed joint-stock company ALFA-BANK to exchange such notes for a combination of cash and US$ Denominated 13.00 percent amortising loan participation notes due 2012 issued by Ukraine Issuance plc.
Representation of the dealer manager in two consent solicitations of open joint stock commercial bank Nadra in respect of its US$175 million 9.25 percent. Loan Participation Notes due 2010 amended to US$ 74,574,489 8.00 percent. Loan Participation Notes due 2017.
Representation of the dealer managers in the consent solicitation by open joint stock company Vseukrainsky Aksionerny Bank in respect of its US$125 million 10.125 percent. Loan participation notes due 2010 amended to US$125 million 10.5 percent. Loan participation notes due 2014.
Representation of the underwriters in connection with the establishment of a US$ 5 billion GMTN Programme for Bank of Moscow and an issue of US$750 million senior unsecured loan participation notes thereunder.