Olga Polozova

Senior Associate, Head of Banking and Finance Section

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Olga has been practicing as a legal counsel since 2006 (inclusive of 2 years of her juridical practice abroad). In REVERA she focuses on monitoring financing transactions, operations in capital markets, fin-tech projects and regulations applied to financial institutions. Also, Olga advises clients on various issues of commercial law. 

Olga’s portfolio of clients includes: International Finance Corporation, Eurotorg, BPS-SberBank, VTB Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Arvigroup, Alivaria,  SberBank (Czech Republic), 21th Century, ERG International, MTS.

Additional facts about the associate

  • Olga monitored the first-ever admission of a Belarusian company to London Stock Exchange
  • Olga is the author and organiser of the “Funding Fair” —  a pioneering Belarusian funding facility

Projects

IPO EvroTorg

Acting as a local legal advisor for the largest Belarusian grocery retail network – Eurotorg – in connection with its $300 million IPO and listing on the London Stock Exchange.

The first public-private partnership project in Belarus

REVERA acted as a consultant to the ERG Group consortium to participate in the first PPP project in Belarus for the reconstruction and maintenance of a section of the M-10 highway.

EBRD

Supporting EBRD in granting a secured loan in the amount of 20 million euros to EuroTorg LLC, a major Belarusian retail chain. We carried out legal auditing, analysed the loan agreement, elaborated and negotiated terms and conditions, monitored signature of documents on the provision of security and prepared a legal opinion.

Issue of EvroTorg's bonds on Moskow Stock Exchange

We assisted a major Belarusian retail chain, Eurotorg LLC, in placing their bonds at Moscow Exchange (MOEX), with a total value of 5,000,000,000 Russian roubles, in particular we issued a legal opinion on company’s capacity and validity of transaction documents. The placement became the first one of Belarusian corporate bonds in recent 10 years.

A EBRD's financial support programme

Advising to EBRD with regard to a prospective programme for the financial support of small and mid-sized businesses and environmental protection. The services involved interaction with main regulatory authorities, comprehensive analysis of models of provision of gratuitous financing (in particular, taxation matters and international obligations of the Republic of Belarus), and delivery of a comprehensive summary.

RosEximBank (Russian Exports Centre group)

Advising to RosEximBank with regard to providing of unsecured multi-million (EUR) loan to Eurotorg, a major Belarusian retail chain, including corporate Due Diligence, analysis of loan agreement, legal opinion on borrower’s legal capacity, advising on regulations with respect to currency exchange transactions beyond Belarusian territory and procedures required to open a bank account beyond Belarusian territory.