November 12, 2015
Weil has been advising the Ad Hoc Creditors’ Committee ("AHC"), which comprised Franklin Advisers, Inc., BTG Pactual Europe LLP, TCW Investment Management Company and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. on its negotiations with Ukraine as part of the restructuring of 14 sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed Eurobonds with an outstanding principal of approximately $18 billion.
Following eight months of negotiation, on October 29, 2015, Ukraine announced that, with the exception of the Russian series of bonds, the exchange offers were successful. Settlement of the new bonds and the GDP-linked securities for which the old debt is being exchanged is expected today.
Weil played a central role advising the AHC throughout this ground-breaking restructuring, which is critical to securing Ukraine’s ongoing stability and economic recovery.
The Weil team was led by restructuring partners Andrew Wilkinson and Alex Wood with lead associates Kirsten Erichsen and Robert Peel and a team of lawyers across our London and New York offices. PJT Partners acted as financial adviser to the AHC.
Additional information regarding Weil’s representation on this matter can be found on Weil's European Restructuring Watch and below:
- Weil Advises on Ukraine’s $18 Billion Simultaneous Exchange Offers (September 24, 2015)
- Weil Advises on High Profile Ukrainian Sovereign Debt Restructure (August 27, 2015)
- Weil Represents Bondholder Group in Ukrainian Debt Restructuring Negotiations (May 27, 2015)