Dentons was honored for its role in the restructuring of Ukraine’s sovereign debt at The American Lawyer’s 2016 Global Legal Awards. The deal was recognized as the “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Public Restructuring”.

Successfully navigating complex regulatory and political issues, lawyers from Dentons’ Kyiv office acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to a group of bondholders, which provided financing for the restructuring of Ukraine’s debt. The bondholder group was led by one of Ukraine’s largest private creditors, Franklin Templeton Investments, and also included T. Rowe Price, TCW Group and BTG Pactual Europe. The Dentons team was led by Partner Natalya Selyakova, Head of the Banking and Finance Group in Ukraine, supported by Associates Nikolay Zhovner and Nadiya Shylienkova.

“Ukraine is going through spectacular, transformative changes, and we are proud to be able to play our part,” said Natalya Selyakova. “We are delighted to be among honorees, this recognition is a testament to the dedication of our team and quality of our services.”

The American Lawyer’s Global Legal Awards honors firms and legal departments involved in the world’s most distinguished international work and social initiatives. This year’s contest attracted more than 200 entries across a wide range of disciplines. The awards gala took place on September 26, in New York City.

The original press release can be found here on the Dentons website.