Daria Semenikhina - Ivanyan & Partners
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Daria Semenikhina

partner, co-head of transactional practices group (corporate/M&A, banking & finance)
For 13+ years, Daria has been advising lenders and borrowers on attracting and providing financing. Her experience includes advising on bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition finance, pre-export financing, ECA-backed financing, asset finance, and refinancing and restructuring of existing indebtedness.



Advised two lenders – Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, and Gazprombank, in the Russian TOP-3 – on syndicated loan financing for 10 years to Messoyakhaneftegaz, a joint venture of two Russian TOP-5 oil corporations, NK Rosneft and Gazprom Neft. Deal value: ₽100 b ($1.6 b) (2017)

Advised two lenders – Russian state development corporation, VEB.RF, and Gazprombank – on a secured syndicated loan to Shchekinoazot, a leader in the Russian chemicals market, for the construction of a new methanol plant. The deal was one of the first two project finance transactions in Russia implemented via the Project Finance Factory, a newly-introduced mechanism for long-term investments. Deal value: ₽14.5 b ($240 m+) (2019)

Advised two Russian banks – MKB and GPB – on ₽5-b ($83-m) syndicated loan financing to Eurotorg, the largest retailer in Belarus (2019)

Advised the developer and the operator of the port of Vanino in the Russian Far East on attracting loan financing in the form of a loan facility in the context of a large-scale infrastructure project for the construction of a new coal terminal in the port. Volume of investments: ₽34 b ($565 m+) (2019)

Advised an international investment company as a borrower concerning several stages of financing for a project in Uzbekistan for the construction, overhaul, and development of wells in oil and gas condensate fields. First stage value: $200 m+ (2017)