OLEG MAZUR

Managing Partner

Practice Overview

Oleg is Managing Partner at Mazur Ivanusa, LLC and specialises in banking and capital markets work in various sectors and debt restructuring.  He has extensive knowledge of leverage finance and corporate lending. His clients include banks, other major financial institutions and corporates.  Oleg has worked on some of the most significant matters in the financial, agricultural, energy, real estate, infrastructure and other sectors including major acquisitions in the Ukrainian banking sector.

Key Practices and Sectors

Banking & Finance and other extensions of credit/ Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Derivatives, Insolvency and Debt Restructurings.

Qualifications

Oleg holds a graduate degree in law (JD) from the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, 1998.

Languages

English, German, Russian and Ukrainian.

Professional Honours

Oleg Mazur is consistently ranked among the leading lawyers in the areas of Banking & Finance/Debt Restructurings by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe (2009-2016). He receives widespread approval from interviewees who describe him as a strong negotiator highlighting his technical prowess in regulatory and transactional work.

Professional directories are consistently ranking  Oleg for his finance work.  He is cited in PLC Which Lawyer? (2010-2012), IFLR 1000 (2011-2015-2021, The Best Lawyers (2010-2014), and the Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (2011-2013) for his banking and finance and restructuring work in Ukraine.

Oleg was several times ranked in a special survey “Client’s Choice 2010/14: Top 100 the Best Lawyers in Ukraine” prepared by The Best Lawyers together with the Ukrainian legal newspaper “Yurydychna Gazeta“.

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Cohen & CO / Exito Partners

DGF Professional Selection Tenders
Represented Exito Partners & Cohen Ukraine, a Ukrainian subsidiary of Exito Partners Limited on all Ukrainian law aspects relating to the company’s participation in two professional selection tenders announced by the Deposits Guaratee Fund

The National Bank of Ukraine v. Igor Kolomoisky

UAH 6 billion dispute
Acted as Ukrainian banking law expert for the National Bank of Ukraine in the UAH 6 billion matter NBU v. Mr Igor Kolomoisky, a high net worth individual, which was heard before the First Instance Court of the Republic and Canton of Genève

Cohen & CO / Exito Partners

Pioneer Sale of UAH 294 mln NPLS by DGF
Represented Exito Partners & Cohen Ukraine as financial advisors to the Deposits Guarantee Fund in connection with the sale of a secured portfolio of 335 NPLs with the value of USD294 million. The loan portfolio was comprised of the assets of 21 Ukrainian banks managed by the DGF

US Ex-Im Bank

USD 22 mln secured loan to Ferrexpo Poltava Mining
Represented Export-Import Bank of the United States, Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) as lender, on a USD22 million secured financing provided to Ferrexpo AG, a Ukrainian major producer and exporter of ore pellets

HSBC TRUSTEE v. NADRA BANK

High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division
Upon instruction of Clifford Chance LLP acted as Ukrainian banking law expert for HSBC Trustee Ltd. in a EURO 60 million matter HSBC v. Nadra Bank in the High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division Commercial Court in London

Erste Group Bank AG

EUR 500 mln sale of NPLs and other assets
Represented Erste Group Bank AG as lender in connection with the sale of (i) the Bank’s cross-border NPLs originally made available to major Ukrainian borrowers and (ii) the Bank’s other Ukrainian exposures, projects and joint ventures for a total amount exceeding EURO500 million

US Ex-Im Bank

USD 23 mln secured loan to UkrLandFarming
Represented Export-Import Bank of the United States, Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) as lender, on a USD23 million secured financing provided to PJSC “Rise”, a Ukrainian major producer of agricultural production owned by UkrLandFarming PLC

US Govt. & OPIC

Represented OPIC and the US Govt. in the resolution of OPIC's long-standing dispute with the Government of Ukraine, which involved participation in government-to-government negotiations and preparation of complex settlement agreements

EBRD and other Lenders

Restructuring of USD 400 mln indebtedness of kreditprombank
Represented a group of 28 international lenders (incl. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Cargill, ING, UniCredit, RBS and other finance institutions) on a restructuring of USD400 million international indebtedness of Kreditprombank

US Ex-Im Bank

USD 60 mln secured loan to UkrLandFarming
Represented Export-Import Bank of the United States, Deutsche Bank AG (New York Branch), PEFCO as lenders, on a USD60 million secured financing provided to PJSC “Rise”, a Ukrainian major producer of agricultural production owned by UkrLandFarming PLC

US Ex-Im Bank

USD 37 mln secured loan to Ferrexpo Poltava Mining
Represented Export-Import Bank of the United States, Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) and Citibank New York as lenders, on a USD37 million secured financing provided to Ferrexpo AG, a Ukrainian major producer and exporter of ore pellets

Hortytsa / Credit Suisse London

USD 88 mln to Hortytsa from Credit Suisse London Branch
Represented Hortytsia, the largest Ukrainian alcohol producer in connection with a USD88 million secured loan with equity upside provided by Credit Suisse London Branch, a major international bank

Goodyear Dunlop

EUR 425 mln financing from a syndicate of banks
Represented Goodyear Dunlop Tires Europe B.V. as borrower on Ukrainian law matters arising in connection with a EURO425 million refinancing arranged, inter alios, by JP Morgan Chase Bank, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and HSBC Bank Plc. as joint bookrunners and joint lead arrangers

Interpipe

USD 531 mln secured loan from Barclays and Citibank
Represented Interpipe Group on the USD 531 mln PXF facility and the construction of EFSC complex in Dnepropetrovsk, provided by Barclays Bank and Citibank and guaranteed by SACE, the Italian export credit agency

Hortytsa

Global Group Restructuring
Represented Hortytsa, the largest Ukrainian alcohol producer in connection with its pre-IPO global corporate group restructuring