IFLR1000 has just released theIFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2016 Guide. Once again, EPAP Ukraine has been recognized among the country’sleading law firms in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A. The Guide comments: “EPAP Ukraine has a good transactional offering inUkraine, recommended for financial and corporate advice.In addition to thefirm’s rankings, the Guide acknowledges Partners Oksana Ilchenko and RomanStepanenko as market leaders in theirrespective fields.

Asin years past, the firm's Banking & Finance Practice is ranked amongthe best in Ukraine. The Guide notes that EPAP Ukraine “has worked on anumber of loan transactions, representing lenders and borrowers.” The teamheaded by Partner Roman Stepanenko advised BNP Paribas Fortis and SvenskExportkredit on negotiating an export facility for Ferrexpo Poltava Mining.IFLR1000 also highlights that “debt restructuring has been another area ofactivity for the team. One of its prominent transactions involved acting onFerrexpo's exchange offer for USD 500 million of its outstanding bonds and newissue under its debt programme, where Roman Stepanenko represented thedeal managers, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.”

Withinthe Corporate and M&A category, IFLR1000 reports that EPAP Ukraine “hasadvised on the Ukrainian law aspects oflarger international deals and assisted international clients - both strategicand private equity investors - divesting of, and acquiring local assets. One ofthese deals saw Oksana Ilchenko representing Dynea Chemicals when itsold its Ukrainian subsidiary Dynea Ukraine to German company Mellifera ZehnteBeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH.”

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate lawfirms and lawyers. Its rankings are based on the recommendations of in-house counselat the world's most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well asthe leading lawyers, attorneys and solicitors in each legal market it covers.The first rankings were published in 1990 and currently they research over 120jurisdictions worldwide.

About EPAP Ukraine

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Ukraine (EPAP Ukraine) isone of the leading full-service law firm in Ukraine, advising leading globaland local businesses in Ukraine, throughout the CIS and worldwide.

In 2014, the firm has been recognized as a leader of the Europeanmarket according to The Lawyer European Awards 2014: European Law Firm ofthe Year and European Corporate Team of the Year.


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