Press Release

Morgan Lewis Advises Sberbank (Switzerland) AG on up to $60 million Prepayment for RUSAL Marketing GmbH

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MOSCOW and LONDON, February 7, 2017: Morgan Lewis has advised Sberbank (Switzerland) AG on the up to $60 million prepayment for RUSAL Marketing GmbH, Switzerland, a member of RUSAL Group, one of the world’s major producers of alumina. The transaction was structured as an advance payment under the sale contract between RUSAL Marketing GmbH and Sberbank (Switzerland) AG. The prepayment is to be discharged by deliveries under the sale contract over a period of one year.    

Commenting on the deal, Morgan Lewis partner Grigory Marinichev said: “Sberbank is clearly one of the leaders in this market in terms of its innovative approach to prepayment finance structures.  We are pleased to have had the opportunity to advise them on this remarkable transaction.”

The Morgan Lewis team advising on the transaction was led by Mr. Marinichev and partner Amanda Jennings. Assistance was provided by associates Alexey Chertov and Alexander Geda.