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BANKING AND FINANCE

Lidings offers legal services in all regulatory and civil law matters related to banking and financial services. Applying their legal expertise in working with all types of financial institutions and security documents, our lawyers advise the leading participants of the global market with a particular focus on the specific legal aspects of finance projects in Russia and CIS.

As a law firm focused on providing legal advice to foreign businesses, we combine expertise in the Russian legislation with an ability to select the most efficient way to protect the interests of our clients. Our banking and finance practice has earned a reputation of leading legal advisers in matters of project finance, loan documentation, advising financial institutions on regulatory issues in stock trading, development of financial solutions supporting mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. Our specialization also spans financing of public-private partnership, development and civil engineering projects, structured finance for tax planning, and legal consulting on restructuring and financial settlement of all forms of debt.

We advise on the following legal and regulatory matters related to banking and finance:

  • Project finance
  • Initial and secondary public offerings
  • Bond offerings
  • Securitization
  • Syndicated and bilateral lending
  • Regulation of banking services
  • Corporate and commercial loans
  • Financing of mergers and acquisitions
  • Structured finance and tax planning
  • Debt restructuring
  • Financing of development and civil engineering projects
  • Financing of PPP projects

Recent Deals

  • Advising Belgium's public credit insurer Delcredere | Ducroire on the issues of legal qualification and regulation of risk transactions under the Russian law
  • Advising one of the biggest Turkish companies in wood processing industry in Europe Kastamonu on receiving by its Russian subsidiary of syndicated financing equal to EURO 23 mln
  • Japanese Mizuho Bank on corporate law issues including elaboration of documentation necessary to open and maintain accounts of the bank’s clients
  • Representation of a Cyprus Accuris Network company in major loans under Irish law
  • Advising a Belarusian subdivision of Alfa Bank on debt recovery from the individual guarantor residing in Russia for debts of his company located in the Republic of Belarus
  • Advising Turkish Garanti Bank in relation to financing provision in one of the European jurisdictions with immovable property in Russia as collateral
  • Advising China Development Bank in granting a special purpose loan to a Russian bank to finance construction of a large multifunctional complex in Moscow
  • Advising Latvian Baltikums Bank on a wide range of issues related to legal regulation of activities of companies managing mutual investment funds in Russian Federation
  • Supporting Czech company Hamé in refinancing credit liability
  • Advising one of the leading Korean automobile manufacturers KIA Motors in relation to a debt financing transaction
  • Advising a Latvian Rietumu Bank on various issues in relation to loans provided to Russian companies
  • Elaborating boilerplate loan documentation for Turkish ProCommerce Bank, reviewing credit and mortgage agreement drafts
  • Advising Turkish Ziraat Bank in a credit securitization through establishment of a mortgage over assets
  • Acting as legal advisor to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in a series of loan transactions with Chinese companies operating in Russia
  • Acting as legal advisor to the Korean Development Bank in a series of loan transactions with Korean companies operating in Russia
  • Advising Milanese branch of the ING Bank on various issues in connection with a loan to a major Russian industrial holding
  • Advising Czech branch of the UniCredit Bank with respect to project finance transaction with Russia’s largest coal mining company
  • Advising Slovenia-based company Helios on a debt-equity swap in its Russian subsidiary
  • Advising Royal Dutch Shell on additional share issue
  • Advising Nordic Partners in the course of financial restructuring
  • Advising a Russian subsidiary of the Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai Mobis in the process of receiving a USD 15 million loan from Korean Development bank
  • Advising The Economy Bank, being a part of the BNP Paribas Group, in the process of arranging additional security under a loan provided by the bank to a Latvian company
  • Advising a Hong Kong FOREX trading company FortressHill Holdings Limited in its relations with the brokers having their operations in Russia
  • Advising UK charitable organization Oxfam on microfinance arrangements in Russia
  • Advising PetroVietnam Insurance Corporation (PVI) in the process of signing an insurance consultancy agreement with a Russian insurance group



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