Legal Capital Partners* is named the Best Law Firm on the bond market of the year 2012 based on opinion of 500 investment market participants.
Legal Capital Partners won Cbonds Best Law Firm on the Bond Market of the Year 2012** at the Xth Russian Bond Congress held on December 7, 2012.
Legal Capital Partners is awarded Best Law Firm on the Bond Market of the Year according to opinion of 500 professional market players. Opinion poll was held among major banks, international rating agencies, stock exchanges, and first-tier issuers.
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This year Legal Capital Partners team has advised on a number of high-profile groundbreaking deals in the bond market. Highlights include:
legal support of Citi bank and International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in the biggest foreign securities placement in the Russian Federation (amounting to RUR23.0bn). Legal Capital Partners acted as a legal counsel in developing bonds structure, the securities admission to the Russian capital market, drafting and registration of the prospectus, the bonds placement;
advising VTB Capital Finance, an issuer, on issue of RUR25.0bn structured bonds;
advising Prime Finance, an issuer, on issuance of USD360m foreign currency bonds, guaranteed by O1 GROUP LIMITED;
advising Citibank, CJSC, an arranger, on the issue of RUR5,3bn residential mortgage backed bonds of Uralsib Bank.
LCP partners Michael Malinovskiy and Yury Tuktarov attended the awarding ceremony. Michael said: «We are delighted to be recognised by this award and enjoy so many votes of our friends and colleagues together with us focused on the development of the Russian capital market. It is a real testament to the high-profile nature of both our projects and clients, and reaffirms our focus on this important sector. I believe this to be the main reason for our success and recognition in the market.»
* Legal Capital Partners – a leading legal adviser in the capital markets, corporate law and financial transactions. LCP capital market team is the largest in the Russian market (4 partners, 22 lawyers). LCP lawyers have advised on more than 300 share issues and bond offerings and have been involved in over 50 offerings at Russian and international stock exchanges (including IPOs).
** Cbonds Awards – annual professional contest in the bond market held by Cbonds since 2005. Russian bond market players vote for the most prominent traders, researchers, issuers and consultants in the market. Winners are selected on the basis of the poll results with voting at Cbonds web page, which allows for maximum objectivity.