YELYZAVETA KRAVTSOVA

Managing Associate

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Yelyzaveta Kravtsova is a Managing Associate at AVELLUM’s corporate practice with a primary focus on corporate and M&A law.

Yelyzaveta advises both Ukrainian and foreign clients on cross-border M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. Yelyzaveta has significant experience advising clients on various corporate and commercial law matters, as well as transaction structuring, tax consultancy, and international tax planning.

Prior to joining AVELLUM Yelyzaveta worked at one of the “Big 4” firms.

  • EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSION

      Master of Law degree (with honours), 2019, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

  • RELATED DEALS AND NEWS

      AVELLUM advises on launch of American University Kyiv

      AVELLUM advises Kaspi.kz on acquisition of Portmone

      AVELLUM wins CEE Deal of the Year Award in Ukraine for work on NEQSOL’s Acquisition of Vodafone Ukraine

      AVELLUM advises on Vodafone Ukraine acquisition and Eurobond financings

      AVELLUM advises Joint Lead Managers on USD100 million Tier 2 Eurobond offering by Ukreximbank

      Llegal support to the managing partners of American University Kyiv in connection with its launch

  • RECENT EXPERIENCE

      Advised the managing partners of American University Kyiv in connection with its launch. American University Kyiv is a private university offering a U.S. higher education standard in Ukraine through its partnership with Arizona State University

      Advised JSC “Kaspi.kz” (“Kaspi.kz”) in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in Portmone Group by Kaspi Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaspi.kz

      Advised J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG as arrangers on USD464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of Private Joint Stock Company "VF Ukraine"

      Advised JP Morgan Securities Plc, Raiffeisen Bank International, Dragon Capital, and ICBC Standard Bank as joint lead managers on Vodafone Ukraine’s Eurobond offering of USD500 million 5-year 6.2% loan participation notes

      Advised J.P. Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley acting as joint lead managers in connection with USD100 million Tier 2 Eurobond offering by the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (“Ukreximbank”)

      Advised Citigroup Global Markets Limited as lead manager in connection with an offering by Naftogaz of Ukraine of USD500 million 7.625% loan participation notes due 2026

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. in connection with an offering of USD300 million 6.5% guaranteed notes due 2024

      Acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Metinvest B.V. on (i) dual-currency Eurobond issue, including a USD500 million 10-year tranche at 7.75% per annum and a EUR300 million 5-year tranche at 5.625% per annum and (ii) a tender offer for the USD944,5 million Eurobonds due in 2023 to purchase for cash up to USD440 million of the paper

      Advised MHP Lux S.A. on USD350 million offering of 6.250% notes due 2029

      Advised the joint lead managers, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, with respect to 7.125% EUR600 million and 7.375% USD335 million Eurobond offering of Naftogaz of Ukraine

      Acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the USD2 billion sovereign Eurobond issue consisting of two tranches with 5.5 and 10-year tenor

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AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to JSC “Kaspi.kz” (“Kaspi.kz”) in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in Portmone Group (“Portmone”) by Kaspi Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaspi.kz.

Posted on November 21, 2022
AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to JSC “Kaspi.kz” (“Kaspi.kz”) in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in Portmone Group (“Portmone”) by Kaspi Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaspi.kz. AVELLUM provided full legal support to Kaspi.kz in performing legal due diligence of Portmone, negotiating and drafting the transaction documents, as well as coordinating completion of the entire transaction. AVELLUM advised the client on obtaining merger control clearance of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the approval of the National Bank of Ukraine for the acquisition of the significant stake in Portmone. The acquisition of Portmone gives Kaspi Pay a solid starting platform with a payments licence from the National Bank of Ukraine, Visa & Mastercard accreditation, business relationships with thousands of merchants and a wide pool of banks. Kaspi.kz’s ecosystem connects consumers and merchants, enabling digital payments, e-commerce, and financial services. Kaspi.kz serves customers in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Founded in 2002 in Ukraine, Portmone provides electronic delivery of bills from service providers to customers, payment of customers’ bills via the Internet with Visa and Mastercard, and delivery of customers’ electronic bills to banks and payment of these bills via ATM’s, self-service kiosks and Internet banking systems. The AVELLUM team was led by managing partner Mykola Stetsenko with support from associates Yelyzaveta Kravtsova, Oleksandr Kozhukhar, and Anastasiia Karpenko, who handled corporate and M&A matters. Senior associate Anton Arkhypov and associate Yelyzaveta Kashyna advised on antitrust matters under the general supervision of counsel Mykyta Nota. Counsel Andriy Romanchuk, associates Yelyzaveta Kravtsova, Iryna Fonotova, and Anastasiia Karpenko assisted with obtaining the approval of the National Bank of Ukraine.

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AVELLUM ADVISES ON VODAFONE UKRAINE ACQUISITION AND EUROBOND FINANCINGS

Closing of this truly landmark transaction could be an important signal that the attractiveness of the Ukrainian market finally overbeats the associated risks.

Posted on November 21, 2022
AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to: J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG as arrangers on USD464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of Private Joint Stock Company "VF Ukraine" (“Vodafone Ukraine”) structured through the purchase from MTS’s wholly owned subsidiary Allegretto s.a.r.l of its 100% stake in Dutch subsidiary Preludium B.V., the sole shareholder of Vodafone Ukraine; and J.P. Morgan Securities Plc, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Dragon Capital, and ICBC Standard Bank as joint lead managers on Vodafone Ukraine’s Eurobond offering of USD500 million 5-year 6.2% loan participation notes, proceeds of which were intended for, among others, the bridge loan prepayment. “We are honoured to contribute to successful closing of both phases of this truly landmark transaction which could be an important signal that the attractiveness of the Ukrainian market finally overbeats the associated risks. This is demonstrated by both successful acquisition of Vodafone Ukraine and achievement by Vodafone Ukraine of the lowest U.S. dollar coupon for eurobonds of a corporate issuer from Ukraine.” commented senior partner Glib Bondar. Bakcell is a mobile operator and the leading mobile internet provider in Azerbaijan. It is part of the NEQSOL Holding international group of companies. Vodafone Ukraine is a leading Ukrainian mobile operator providing a wide range of services including 3G/4G data transfer, mobile voice communications, messaging, fixed Internet and mobile TV. Vodafone Ukraine serves approximately 20 million customers. AVELLUM team was led by senior partner Glib Bondar with support from senior associates Tetiana Mykhailenko and Anastasiya Voronova, and associates Oleg Krainskyi, Anna Mykhalova, and Mariana Veremchuk. Partner Vadim Medvedev, senior associate Anton Zaderyholova, and associate Yelyzaveta Kravtsova provided support on tax matters of the transaction.

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