Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised consortium of banks led by ING Bank N.V, UniCredit Bank AG, and Deutsche Bank AG on up to USD 500 million financing of a Ukrainian sunflower oil and grain producer Kernel.

"We were happy to advise the consortium of banks on various aspects of financing on the matters of English law, Ukrainian law and laws of several other jurisdictions", says Clifford Chance Ukraine counsel Olexiy Soshenko, who led the team advising the consortium of banks. The team for the transaction also included senior associate Roman Stasiv and associates Dmytro Orendarets and Oleksandr Pankiv.

Banking and finance practice of Clifford Chance provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.

Clifford Chance has been advising leading local and international companies in Ukraine since 1990. In 2008 the firm has expanded its presence in the market by opening office in Kyiv. Today Clifford Chance is one of the leading law firms in Ukraine. The office is comprised of partners and lawyers qualified in Ukrainian and English law, who have extensive experience advising on all core areas of commercial activity, including banking and finance regulatory, debt restructurings, corporate/M&A and real estate.