Ukraine’s Sovereign Restructuring: As settlement in relation to Ukraine’s successful sovereign exchange offers is expected today, we explain why this sovereign deal is ground-breaking

On 29 October 2015, Ukraine announced that, with the exception of the Russian series of bonds, the exchange offers were successful.

Settlement of the new bonds and the GDP-linked securities for which the old debt is being exchanged is expected today.

Weil played a central role advising the ad hoc creditors’ committee throughout this ground-breaking restructuring, which is critical to securing Ukraine’s ongoing stability and economic recovery.

The Weil team was led by restructuring partners Andrew Wilkinson and Alex Wood with lead associates Kirsten Erichsen and Robert Peel and a team of lawyers across our London and New York offices. PJT Partners acted as financial adviser.

Ukraine was advised by Lazard as financial advisor and global coordinator and White & Case LLP as international legal counsel.

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