Oleg Kuts

Since 2013, Oleg study special (GDL/LPC) 4-years courses at the University of Law in London. Graduated from UCL (LL.M Law degree) in 2011, Belarus State University in 1995 (LLB and LPC) and Moscow Academy by City Council in 1987 (Master’s).
Joined KK & Partners (UK) ltd. in January 2013, he has been involved in a number of transactions in cross-border M&A, corporate restructuring, corporate finance law, equity/debt investments and international tax planning.
Since January 2008 he acted for Kazakhmys PLC and specialised primarily in cross-border M&A, corporate reorganisation and restructuring, international investments and structured finance transaction in the natural resources and energy sectors with the particular emphasis on the CIS.
Oleg also worked for Deutsche Bank (DB) in London for two years, where he advised and assisted on legal aspects of international finance (including syndicated loans), compliance with the FSA, the UKLA and Russian banking law and directives, IPO (Prospectus and disclosure) regulation and was responsible for cooperation with the DB branch and UFG in Moscow.
Prior to joining DB, from 1990 to 2003, Oleg worked as a Managing Partner at his own chambers Kuts & Sons ltd. and focused on private equity, cross-border M&A, investment structuring, banking law and security (e.g. asset financing, structured finance, leveraged buy-outs), debt restructuring and refinancing (including insolvency procedures such as administration, receivership, voluntary arrangements, liquidation and bankruptcy), off-shore regulation, international arbitration and litigation.
Oleg is a member and arbitrator at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in London and has extensive experience (over 20 years) in international arbitration, Ad Hoc hearings and mediation.
Oleg, during last 8 years, is an honorary speaker at international conferences on Corporate Finance, International Contract Law, M&A, International Tax Planning, Trust Law and International Arbitration for lawyers from CIS countries.
Significant experience includes:
Capital markets:
■ Dan Group bonds’ issuance (US$20m – 2012);
■ Advised DB on an IPO of Bank Magnit (US$368m – 2006);
■ Advised DB in connection with an IPO of Halyk Bank (US$748m – 2006).

■ Strategic advices and alternatives in connection with Kazakhmys’ reorganisation (6 phases) and implementation of asset deal structures in the UK, EU, USA, Canada, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan (67 subsidiaries);
■ Advised on the legal due diligence review with regard to a proposed sale of shares to JS SAMRUK (governmental energy legal entity in Kazakhstan) and associated joint ventures issues;
■ Advised on the acquisition of a further 7.66% stake in ENRC PLC from the Kazakh Government in exchange for the issue to the Kazakh Government new shares in Kazakhmys (US$2.24bn);
■ Advised Kazakhmys PLC on its proposed US$37.6bn merger with ENRC PLC;
■ Advised on the acquisition of Kazakhstan’s largest power plant and adjacent coal mine from AES (US$1,5bn);
■ Advised on a US$2.1bn pre-export finance facility agreement.

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