Ekaterina Abashina advises clients on general corporate and banking matters as well as on debt and equity capital market transactions. Ekaterina’s work experience includes cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, secured and unsecured lending, syndicated finance, offerings of Eurobonds, shares, and depositary receipts. Ekaterina also works with ISDA and related derivatives trading documentation. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ekaterina worked for a major international law firm in Moscow. She is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English.
Advising VTB Bank on a complex share and asset deal with leading French bank Société Générale in connection with sale of VTB Bank’s stake in another prominent Russian bank.
Acting as a Russian counsel in a multi-jurisdictional US$ 1 billion acquisition of a global provider of agricultural chemicals and seed treatment products and in a US$ 3.5 billion acquisition of a major developer and distributor of innovative chemical solutions.
Advising Russian state owned bank in connection with a EUR 1.5 billion offering of Eurobonds.
Assisting a leading Russian bank in a RUB 39 billion (approximately US$ 1.2 billion) debt restructuring for one of the largest Russian manufacturers of commercial motor vehicles and road-building machinery.
Advising VTB Capital on a RUB 13 billion (approximately US$ 400 million) facility restructuring of Russ Outdoor, the Russian subsidiary of the major European outdoor advertisement group.
Advising a major US railcar leasing operator in connection with its entering into Russian market.
Advising a leading Russian depository bank in a number of ADR and GDR programmes.
Advising National Settlement Depository in connection with a reform of corporate actions in Russia. The reform introduced e-proxy-voting and new procedures of shareholders' meetings in accordance with international standards.
Moscow State University, Faculty of Law, 2011, BA, With Honors