Edward R. Kempson

  • Counsel
  • Eedward.kempson@lw.com
  • Ul. Gasheka 6, Ducat III, Office 510
  • Moscow 125047
  • Russia
  • T +7.495.644.1928
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Profile

Edward Kempson is an English law-qualified counsel based in the Moscow office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Kempson is the global coordinator of the Firm’s Sustainable Finance Practice. He has considerable experience advising corporate clients and financial institutions on a wide variety of debt and equity capital markets transactions and debt restructurings.

 

 

Experience

Mr. Kempson's experience includes advising:

Equity Capital Markets
  • Underwriters for Kaspi.kz’s US$6.5 billion initial public offering of GDRs on the LSE and AIX Deutsche Bank Trust Company
  • Americas on the redomicilation of Lenta plc and the cross border merger of the Unilever Group
  • Detsky Mir PJSC in relation to block trade of 184,750,001 shares listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange
  • TCS Group Holding in relation to block trade of 10,655,737 GDRs listed on the LSE
  • Samruk Kazyna in relation to the block trade of GDRs and ordinary shares of JSC Kazatomprom listed on the LSE and AIX
  • TCS Group Holding Plc. in relation to the SPO of GDRs listed on the LSE
  • JSC NAC Kazatomprom in relation to block trade of 11,500,000 GDRs and ordinary shares listed on London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Astana International Exchange (AIX)
Debt Capital Markets
  • Constellium on the issuance of 3.75% sustainability-linked senior unsecured Notes due 2029
  • NRG on the issuance of sustainability-linked senior secured first lien Notes due 2025 and senior secured first lien Notes due 2027
  • VodafoneZiggo on the issuance of Green Bond senior secured note due 2029
  • Underwriters in relation to the issuance of 9% loan participation notes due 2025 by Eurotorg
  • Underwriters in relation to the issuance of 11.125% perpetual subordinated callable additional tier 1 capital notes by Bank of Georgia
  • Underwriters in relation to the issuance of 5.75% notes due 2024 and 10.775% perpetual subordinated callable additional tier 1 capital notes by JSC TBC Bank
  • DTEK Renewables B.V. in relation to the issuance of 8.5% senior ‘green bonds’ due 2024
  • Nord Gold S.E. in relation to the issuance of 4.125% guaranteed notes due 2024
  • PAO Severstal in relation to the issuance of 3.15% loan participation notes due 2024 issued pursuant to its US$4,500,000,000 Programme
  • Goldman Sachs in relation to the issuance of private placement of zero coupon notes due 2019 by Ukraine
  • Tinkoff Bank in connection with the issuance of 9.25% loan participation notes
  • Eurotorg LLC in connection with the issuance of 8.75% notes due 2022
Restructurings
  • DTEK Group in connection with the restructuring of US$2.5 billion of bank and bond indebtedness and various related transactions
  • DTEK Energy in connection with the restructuring of US$2.2 billion of bank and bond indebtedness via UK Scheme of Arrangement
  • The ad hoc committee of bank lenders in connection with the US$1.2 billion financial restructuring of Mriya, a major Ukrainian agricultural business
  • Ukrlandfarming PLC in connection with the solicitation of consents relating to 10.875% notes due 2018
  • AvangardCo Investments Public Limited in connection with the restructuring of 10% notes due 2015 via UK Scheme of Arrangement
  • Privatbank on the financial restructuring of two sets of its notes; a rescue of the largest private bank in the Ukraine and first ever 'look through' transaction to be implemented by way of an English scheme of arrangement
M&A
  • Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) on the sale of Preludium, a Netherlands-based telecommunications company and sole shareholder of VF Ukraine, to NEQSOL Holding
  • MTS in connection with various projects, including the restructuring of the OZON investment, and the acquisition/potential acquisition of various telecoms assets in Russia and the CIS
  • Columbus Nova in connection with the acquisition of a controlling stake in Viacom Russia
  • Sheremetyevo International Airport in connection with the sale of Vladivostok Airport to a consortium of investors

Thought Leadership

  • How Sustainable Finance Can Support ESG Goals -  May 25, 2021
  • China and EU to Collaborate on Green Investment Standards -  April 11, 2021
  • Financial Services Trade Organizations Publish Principles for Regulatory Sustainability Transition -  March 09, 2021
  • Flexibility in Sustainable Finance -  February 19, 2021
  • ESG in 2021: 10 Things to Look Out For -  January 07, 2021
  • Sustainability-Linked Finance Takes Off in 2020 -  December 01, 2020
  • French Development Agency Unveils New SDG Bond Framework -  October 26, 2020
  • Key Risks For Green Bond Issuers When Plans Change -  April 13, 2020
  • The Future of Sustainable Finance in Russia and the CIS -  February 17, 2020
  • Будущее устойчивого финансирования в России и СНГ -  February 17, 2020
  • PRIIPs and Corporate Bonds — Clarity at Last? -  October 31, 2019
  • London Listings for Russia Resource Companies -  September 11, 2012
  • ESMA Permits Deposits of New Shares Under GDR Block Listing Regime -  July 09, 2012
  • Russian IPOs -  September 26, 2011
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2005
  • LLB Law, London School of Economics, 2004
Industries
  • Energy & Infrastructure
Languages
  • English
  • Russian
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Development & Finance