AEQUO Acts as a Counsel to the EBRD in Connection with USD 25 000 000 Loan to Astarta
AEQUO advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the Ukrainian law matters of granting USD 25 million loan to Astarta, Ukraine’s leading agribusiness operator and sugar producer.
The proceeds of the loan will be utilized to develop and modernise the existing grain and sugar production infrastructure. In particular, the project involves the construction and acquisition of six grain storage facilities with a total capacity of 480,000 tones and the construction of one sugar storage facility with a total storage capacity of 50,000 tones. The new storage facilities will be located in Poltava and Khmelnitsky region. The financing is provided within the framework of long-standing cooperation between EBRD and Astarta.
AEQUO lawyers assisted with drafting and execution of the financing documentation and issued the legal opinion in favor of EBRD.
AEQUO project team included senior associate Yevgen Blok, who worked under the supervision of Yulia Kyrpa, partner and head of banking and finance practice group.
About the firm
AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.
AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.
The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.
AEQUO has been named Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017, Ukraine Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe Awards 2016, and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2017.
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