Yulia Akulinina (nee Petelina) | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Yulia Petelina
 Yulia Petelina

Yulia Akulinina (nee Petelina)

Associate, Moscow

T +7 495 787 4986

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Yulia is an associate in our capital markets practice. She has experience representing issuers and underwriters in a full range of capital market transactions, including equity public offerings, debt market transactions, including exchange offers and liability management deals, as well as general corporate representations.

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  • Qualified to practice law in the Russian Federation


  • Law Degree, The Russian Foreign Trade Academy


  • Russian
  • English


Representation of the Republic of Belarus as issuer in connection with (i) issue of US$600 million 6.20 percent Notes due 2030 (February 2018); (ii) issue of the dual-tranche Regulation S/Rule 144A Senior Unsecured US$800 million 6.875 percent Notes due 2023 and US$600 million 7.625 percent Notes due 2027 (June 2017).

Representation of Credit Bank of Moscow as borrower on the following transactions: (i) issue of US$500 million Eurobonds (February 2018); (ii) tender offer with regard to US$500 million 8.70% LPNs due 2018. The aggregate principal amount of the notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the offer was US$393.8 million (April 2017) and US$25 million (October 2017); (iii) issue of perpetual callable US$700 million subordinated eurobonds (May 2017); (iv) issue of US$600 million subordinated eurobonds (April 2017).

Representation of SIBUR as guarantor on (i) the tender offer with regard to US$1 billion 3.914% guaranteed notes due 2018, of which US$616.2 million remained outstanding and (ii) the offering on the international capital markets of US$500 million 4.125% Guaranteed Notes issued by SIBUR Securities DAC and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by SIBUR Holding.

Representation of B&N Bank as borrower in the offering on the international capital markets of US$150 million loan participation notes issued by, but with limited recourse to, B&N Bonds Designated Activity Company for the purpose of financing a loan to B&N Bank.

Representation of EuroChem, a leading Russian fertiliser producer, in a tender offer in relation to its US$750 million 5.125% loan participation notes due 2017. The aggregate principal amount of notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the offer was US$426 million. In conjunction with the tender offer EuroChem issued new US$500 million 3.8% loan participation notes due 2020 to, among others, finance the purchase of notes under the tender offer.

Representation of En+ Group plc as issuer on the offering of global depositary receipts admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange. The total size of the offering amounts to US$1.5 billion at the offer price, of which US$1.0 billion is primary proceeds and US$0.5 billion is a secondary component, excluding the over-allotment option. En+ Group plc is a leading international vertically integrated aluminium and power producer with core assets located in Russia. The transaction is the largest Russian IPO globally since 2012.

Representation of Credit Bank of Moscow on the RUB 14.4 billion (approximately US$248 million) secondary public offering of ordinary shares on the Moscow Exchange.

Representation of Detsky mir, Russia's largest children's goods retailer, as issuer, and Sistema, as selling shareholder, on the RUB 21.1 billion (approximately US$360 million) initial public offering of up to 33.55 percent of Detsky mir’s ordinary shares on the Moscow Exchange.

Representation of Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, VTB Capital and Aton, as Joint Bookrunners, on the fully-marketed RUB 10,416.7 million (approximately US$175 million) secondary public offering of 138,888,888 existing ordinary shares of TMK, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of tubular products for the oil and gas industry.

Representation of Sberbank CIB as agent to the Russian Federation, and Sberbank CIB and VTB Capital as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, on the US$812 million privatization of the Russian Federation's 10.9 percent stake in the charter capital of ALROSA, the world's leading diamond mining company in terms of diamond production. The deal is the largest privatization transaction via offering of local shares in Russia since the 2013 IPO of ALROSA when we also represented joint bookrunners in connection with the US$1.3 billion offering of shares of ALROSA on the MICEX Stock Exchange.