Yaroslav Smorodin counsels international and domestic clients on various finance, insolvency, litigation and corporate matters. Yaroslav has experience with trade finance transactions and restructurings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He also represents clients in bankruptcy proceedings and advises on general commercial disputes. A native Russian speaker, Yaroslav is also fluent in English.
Acting for a syndicate of international banks in connection with a EUR 1.805 billion five-year prepayment facility for an Austrian trader to finance prepayments made to the largest Russian oil company under a contract for the export of oil products.
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by ING and UniCredit in connection with a US $750 million financing for EuroChem Group AG.
Acting for a syndicate of banks arranged by Natixis in connection with a US $300 million pre-export finance facility for Russian Copper Company, leading copper company in Russia.
Acting for Vitol in connection with a US $184 million prepayment facility for a private Russian oil refinery.
Acting for a major international trading house in connection with a syndicated US $150 million five-year pre-export facility for a major Kazakh oil and gas producer.
Representing a syndicate of international banks with a US $70 million claim in connection with two bankruptcy proceedings relating to entities of the Russian metallurgical group Red October.
Representing Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. and ATB-Leasing in connection with the recognition and enforcement of a US $20 million LCIA award and subsequent inclusion of claims into the creditors’ registers of Coal Company Zarechnaya and Mine Zarechnaya.
Representing United Card Services in a complex RUB 470 million dispute with United Settlement System related to the payment processing system.
Acting for EBRD and DEG in connection with the sale of their minority stakes in Rosevrobank to Sovcombank with the joint transactional value of approx. RUB 5 billion.
Acting for a corporate investment arm of one of Russia’s largest state-owned banks in its acquisition of a 20% stake in the holding company of a provider of complex solutions for the oil and gas industry in Russia and neighboring countries.
Acting for EBRD in connection with the RUB 645 million sale of its minority stake in Belaya Dacha Trading to the initial individual shareholders.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2017, LL.M., with honors
Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2015, LL.B., with honors