Yana Shneyderman

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Yana is an associate in the Capital Markets practice group, concentrating on domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Georgetown University Law Center
BS
Georgetown University
Languages
English
Russian
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Catalan

Experience

Representation of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Inter-American Investment Corporation, International Finance Corporation and Swiss Export Risk Insurance in connection with the structuring of the financing for the design, construction, and operation of CELSE - Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe S.A., the project company’s 1,516 MW thermoelectric power plant and related LNG receiving and gas transportation infrastructure, located in Brazil.

Representation of Saudi Arabian Oil Company as issuer in connection with the establishment of its global medium term notes programme on the London Stock Exchange, and subsequent US$12 billion notes offering.

Representation of Corporación Quiport S.A., the concessionaire of the Quito International Airport, on the refinancing of its project financing in the international capital markets through a structured securitization of its debt. The refinancing was structured through the issuance of US$400 million aggregate principal amount of 12.000% senior secured notes due 2033 by a special-purpose vehicle, International Airport Finance, S.A. (the issuer), a financing entity newly incorporated in Spain, in a Rule 144A/Reg S bond offering. The proceeds from the notes were used to purchase the existing outstanding amount of Quiport’s project financing and make additional disbursements to Quiport to be used, in part, for a dividend distribution. The structure included project bond and LPN features. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Santander Investment Securities Inc. acted as representatives of the initial purchasers.

Representation of JP Morgan Securities LLC, Itau BBA USA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Bradesco Securities Inc., and UBS Securities LLC, as placement agents, in connection with the equity a secondary offering by a Brazilian investment fund owned by Notre Dame Intermédica and by Bain Capital, the controlling shareholder of Notre Dame Intermédica, of 67,500,000 common shares of Notre Dame Intermédica Participações S.A. (including 7,500,000 common shares sold pursuant to the exercise of an over-allotment option) for an aggregate amount of R$2.7 billion (approximately US$685 million). The company is a leading healthcare services provider in Brazil. The common shares trade on the São Paulo Stock Exchange.

Representation of Represented Jefferies LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as initial purchasers, in connection with Jefferies Finance LLC and JFIN Co-Issuer Corporation's high-yield offering of US$400 million in aggregate principal amount of their 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2026.

Representation of the initial purchasers, led by Jefferies LLC, in an offering of US$150 million in aggregate principal amount of 9.250% senior secured notes due 2021 of Largo Resources Ltd., a Canadian mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ms. Shneyderman also advised the initial purchasers in a secondary offering of 69,000,000 common shares of Largo Resources Ltd. by certain selling shareholders of the Company. The distribution of the shares was made on a registered basis in Canada and on a private placement basis in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

Representation of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as joint lead book-running managers in connection with the US$733 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange of the common stock of BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.

Representation of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as joint lead book-running managers in connection with the US$728 million secondary offering on the New York Stock Exchange of the common stock of BJ's Wholesale Club Holdings, Inc.

Representation of GreensLedge Capital Markets LLC, as placement agent, in connection with the issuance by Cirrus Funding 2018-1, Ltd. (the 'Issuer') and Cirrus Funding 2018-1, LLC (together with the Issuer, the 'Co-Issuers') of (i) the Co-Issuers’ collateralized debt obligation note issuance, consisting of U.S.$277,200,000 Class A Senior Secured Fixed Rate Notes due 2037, U.S.$78,000,000 Class B Senior Secured Fixed Rate Notes due 2037, U.S.$30,000,000 Class C Mezzanine Secured Deferrable Fixed Rate Notes due 2037, and U.S.$29,000,000 Class D Mezzanine Secured Deferrable Fixed Rate Notes due 2037, and (ii) the Issuer’s collateralized debt obligation note issuance, consisting of U.S.$201,800,000 Subordinated Notes due 2037. GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC acted as collateral manager and U.S. Bank National Association acted as collateral administrator and trustee.

Representation of Antares CLO 2018-2, Ltd. (the 'Issuer') and Antares CLO 2018-2, LLC (the 'Co-Issuer' and, together with the Issuer, the 'Issuers') and Antares Capital Advisers LLC (the 'Collateral Manager') on a US$1,008,170,000 collateralized loan obligation note issuance comprising (1) the Issuers’ US$575.0 million Class A-1 senior secured floating rate notes due 2030, US$20.0 million Class A-2 senior secured floating rate notes due 2030, US$95.0 million Class B senior secured floating rate notes due 2030, US$75.0 Class C mezzanine secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2030 and US$65.0 million Class D mezzanine secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2030 and (2) the Issuer’s US$55.0 million Class E junior secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2030 and US$123.17 million subordinated notes due 2030 (collectively, the 'Notes'). Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as lead initial purchaser and U.S. Bank National Association will act as trustee and collateral administrator.