Artemiy Bondarev

Senior Associate, Banking and Finance

Track records

Financial and bank deals:

  • Advising Mechel Group on restructuring of its indebtedness to Gazprombank and VTB in connection with the sale of Elga Coal Complex (one of the world’s largest coal deposits), involving amendments of the finance and security documentation and a 10-year extension of the debt maturity worth approx. USD 6 bn.
  • Advising the Eurasian Development Bank and International Investment Bank on a RUB 8.15 bn syndicated facility for financing construction of two hydro power plants in the Republic of Karelia (Russia).
  • Advising Petropavlovsk PLC in connection with an up to USD 240 m facility provided by Gazprombank to one IRC Limited’s (a company in which Petropavlovsk is the largest, albeit, minority shareholder) iron ore mining subsidiaries.
  • Advising International Investment Bank (IIB) as the lender under a EUR 40 m secured three-tranche facility to Lysvenskiy Metallurgical Plant (LMZ) in order to refinance the existing facilities from VTB and Sberbank.
  • Advised Raven Property Group Limited on several banking and finance transactions under Russian and foreign law, particularly related to financing and refinancing of warehouse facilities' acquisitions in Russia. Recent projects:
    • advice on a RUB 2.8 bn acquisition of a completed and fully let warehouse of 64,375sqm in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, together with 21.5ha of adjacent land, from a fund managed by Amstar, related escrow arrangements for financial closing and debt refinancing.
    • advice on a RUB 6 bn acquisition of a portfolio of three high quality income producing properties in St Petersburg (a warehouse and two office buildings) from EPI Russia I Ky, a fund managed by Northern Horizon Capital, related financial closing, escrow and debt repayment arrangements.
    • advice on two EUR 80 m secured facilities from VTB Germany for refinancing the acquisition of the “Gorigo” class A warehouse complex located near St Petersburg and for leveraging three class A office centres (Kellerman, Pervomayskaya Zarya and Konstanta) in St Petersburg.
  • Advising A1 on the secured financing to, and acquisition of the controlling stake in Rusbioalliance Group, a major Russian producer of berries and fruit preserves.

Asset Finance:

  • Advising International Investment Bank (IIB), a multilateral development bank mainly operating in Eastern Europe and Asia, on RUB 3,6 and RUB 6 bn multi-asset secured facilities for financing and refinancing the acquisition of regional passenger jets Let L-410 Turbolet, Bell, Ansat and Mi-8 helicopters with medical modules and BELAZ coal mining trucks.
  • Advising GTLK Europe DAC on preparing a complex roadmap and advising on legal and tax structure for establishing a leasing platform in Hong Kong for aircraft and ship leasing under the concessionary aircraft leasing tax regime introduced in Hong Kong in the end of 2017.
  • Advising CityJet on delivery of new generation jet from Sukhoi including negotiating a framework agreement for delivery of 15 firm and 16 optional Aircraft, leasing documentation and engine and airframe support services agreements. The contract value amounted to over USD 1 bn, including options and aftersales services.
  • Advising a major Asian bank on delivery of six new Airbus A321 aircraft to a major Russian airline.
  • Advising a major Asian bank on leaseback of four aircraft to a major Russian airline.