Experience

    • Ozon in its $750 million offering of 1.875% senior bonds due 2026 convertible into American depositary shares representing ordinary shares of Ozon.
    • Ozon in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of American depositary shares on Nasdaq.
    • A shareholder in a $443 million sale of shares of Polymetal through an accelerated bookbuild.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $500 million Eurobond offering of 2.55% notes due 2025.
    • Burgundy Technology Acquisition Corporation in its $300 million initial public offering.
    • AIA Group in its $1.75 billion offering of 3.2% subordinated fixed rate securities, due in 2040. The offering was named “Bond Deal of the Year” by FinanceAsia in its annual Achievement Awards.
    • TMK in a voluntary tender offer by its subsidiary, Volzhsky Pipe Plant, to acquire ordinary shares of TMK, including ordinary shares represented by global depositary receipts, and the subsequent delisting of TMK’s global depositary receipts from the London Stock Exchange.
    • Covéa Group in its $9 billion acquisition of PartnerRe. (Terminated)
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Yandex in a restructuring of its corporate governance.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $750 million Eurobond offering of 3.375% notes due 2024.
    • Alibaba in the joint venture of its AliExpress business in Russia with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, MegaFon and Mail.ru, aimed at integrating Russia’s key consumer internet and e-commerce platforms.
    • N-Mining in its sale of a 100% stake in gold exploration company, Third Mining Exploration Company, to Kinross Gold Corporation for a fixed cash and share consideration of $283 million and additional consideration in the form of a 1.5% net smelter return (NSR) and contingent consideration linked to future gold reserve additions.
    • Principal shareholder of PJSC Polyus in its approximately $390 million sale through an accelerated bookbuild of ordinary shares in the form of Global Depositary Shares and ordinary shares of PJSC Polyus.
    • NLMK in its $500 million Eurobond offering of 4.70% notes due 2026.
    • AXA and AXA Equitable Holdings on the initial public offering of AXA Equitable Holdings on the New York Stock Exchange for approximately $4 billion, and AXA Equitable Holdings in its offering and sale of $3.8 billion of senior notes.
    • AIA Group in its $500 million offering of 3.90% notes due 2028.
    • AXA in its acquisition of Bermuda-based XL/Catlin Group for $15.3 billion in connection with insurance M&A and regulatory matters.
    • PJSC Polyus and its indirect subsidiary Polyus Finance in the issue of $250 million senior bonds convertible into global depositary receipts representing ordinary shares of PJSC Polyus.
    • PJSC Polyus and its indirect subsidiary Polyus Finance in the $500 million Eurobond offering of 4.70% guaranteed notes due 2024.
    • American International Group in its $5.56 billion acquisition of Validus Group, a Bermuda-based, NYSE-listed, (re)insurance company.
    • NLMK in its $500 million Eurobond offering of 4% notes due 2024, and a related tender offer for outstanding notes due 2018 and 2019 for the aggregate principal amount of $317 million.
    • PJSC Polyus in a public offering of shares and depositary receipts pursuant to Regulation S/Rule 144A and listing of depositary receipts on the LSE.
    • AIA Group in its $500 million offering in Taiwan of 4.47% senior unsecured fixed rate notes due 2047.
    • Nornickel in its $1 billion Eurobond offering of 4.10% notes due 2023.
    • Polyus Gold International in its $800 million Eurobond offering of 5.25% guaranteed notes due 2023.
    • The principal shareholder of NLMK in its block sale of shares and global depositary receipts under Rule 144A/Regulation S.
    • Polyus Gold International in its $500 million Eurobond offering of 4.699% notes due 2022.
    • American International Group in several transactions with Fairfax Financial, a leading global property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, as part of a strategic partnership in 12 jurisdictions across Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Ascot from American International Group.
    • MBIA in the sale of its UK subsidiary to Assured Guaranty.
    • PartnerRe in its €750 million debut Eurobond offering of 1.25% notes due 2026.
    • AIA Group in its $1 billion Rule 144A placement in the United States.
    • The initial purchasers in Liberty Mutual's €750 million debut Eurobond offering of 2.75% notes due 2026.
    • AIA Group in the establishment of its $5 billion Rule 144A Global Medium Term Note Programme and subsequent offerings.
    • Augment Investments Limited in a tender offer to acquire global depositary receipts representing ordinary shares of OJSC Pharmstandard for the total purchase price of $200 million.
    • Polyus Gold in a subsidiary buyback of shares and American depositary receipts for the total purchase price of $3.4 billion.
    • NLMK in its $700 million Eurobond offering of 4.5% loan participation notes due 2023, and a related tender offer for its outstanding notes due 2018 and 2019 for the aggregate principal amount of $571 million.
    • American International Group in the sale of a $750 million stake in PICC Property and Casualty by means of a block trade in Hong Kong.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $1 billion Eurobond offering of 6.625% notes due 2022.
    • Uralkali in a buyback programme of its common shares and GDRs with a total purchase amount of $1.32 billion.
    • Otkritie Financial Corporation in the purchase by its subsidiary of 5,593,041 Class B shares in QIWI, a Nasdaq-listed company.
    • AIA Group in its offering of $750 million of 3.20% senior notes due 2025, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
    • Hanwha SolarOne in its $2 billion acquisition of Hanwha Q CELLS.
    • NLMK in a tender offer in respect of its $800 million 4.45% loan participation notes due 2018 and $500 million 4.95% loan participation notes due 2019 (issued by Steel Funding Limited) in the aggregate principal amount of $121.7 million.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its $1 billion offering of 5.55% Loan Participation Notes due 2020 pursuant to Regulation S/Rule 144A.
    • Norilsk Nickel in its debut $750 million Eurobond offering of 4.375% notes due 2018.
    • Uralkali in its debut $650 million Eurobond offering of 3.723% notes due 2018.
    • Polyus Gold International in its debut $750 million Eurobond offering of 5.625% notes due 2020.
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Mobile TeleSystems in the RUB 5.09 billion acquisition by Mobile TeleSystems of a 25.095% stake in MTS Bank.
    • Baring Vostok Capital Partners in the sale by Baring Vostok-managed funds and other shareholders of $607 million of shares in Yandex, a Nasdaq-listed company.
    • NLMK in its $800 million Eurobond offering of 4.45% notes due 2018.
    • NLMK in its debut $500 million Eurobond offering of 4.95% notes due 2019.
    • Polyus Gold International in its $9 billion premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.
    • KazakhGold Group Limited in a reverse takeover of Polyus Gold valued at $10 billion.
    • Uralkali in its $8.1 billion merger with Silvinit.
    • Baring Vostok Capital Partners, as selling shareholder in the $1.4 billion Nasdaq initial public offering by Yandex, the leading internet company and most popular search engine in Russia.
    • Exova in its £155 million high-yield offering of 10.5% senior notes.
    • Polyus Gold in its acquisition of 50.1% of KazakhGold Group.
    • Ripplewood in its €532 million sale of AEG Power Solutions to Germany1 Acquisition.
    • JSC RusHydro in its listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
    • Catlin Group in its £200 million rights issue, underwritten by JP Morgan and UBS.
    • Citigroup and Crédit Suisse in the €1.7 billion initial public offering and listing on Euronext Paris of shares by Paris Re Holdings Limited, a Stone Point Capital portfolio company.
    • Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant in its $315 million, OJSC Novolipetsk Steel in its $609 million, and OGK-2 in its $1.05 billion initial public offerings of shares and global depositary shares and listings on the London Stock Exchange.
    • Norilsk Nickel, one of the world’s premier metals and mining operations, in the spin-off of its gold assets and the creation of Polyus Gold, a major international gold company with a market capitalization in excess of $9 billion.
    • RAO UES in the $49 billion spin-off of its power-generating assets to its shareholders.
    • Rank Group in the financing aspects of its acquisition of the SIG Group, a Swiss-based packaging company. The financing consisted of senior facilities of €825 million in aggregate, a subordinated bridge facility of €770 million and a €900 million high-yield bond facility. (Terminated)
    • China Life in its nearly $3.5 billion global initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the largest IPO worldwide in 2003.

Education

  • Dartmouth College, 1983, A.B.
  • University of Chicago Law School, 1987, J.D.

Languages

  • English