Edward R. Kempson

  • Ul. Gasheka 6, Ducat III, Office 510
  • Moscow 125047
  • Russia

Edward Kempson is an English law-qualified counsel based in the Moscow office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Kempson has considerable experience representing corporate clients and financial institutions on a wide variety of debt and equity capital markets transactions. Mr. Kempson also advises clients on debt restructurings and M&A projects. Mr. Kempson’s practice is predominantly focused on financial institutions, telecoms and the energy sector. 

Mr. Kempson's experience includes advising:

Equity Capital Markets
  • Samruk Kazyna in relation to the 2020 block trade of GDRs and ordinary shares of JSC Kazatomprom listed on the LSE and AIX
  • TCS Group Holding Plc. in relation to the 2019 SPO of GDRs listed on the LSE
  • Certain selling shareholders in relation to the 2019 block trade GDRs of TCS Group Holdings Plc listed on the LSE
  • TCS Group Holding PLC in relation to the 2014 IPO of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange
Debt Capital Markets
  • J.P. Morgan in relation to the 2019 issuance of 11.125% Perpetual Subordinated Callable Additional Tier 1 Capital Notes by JSC Bank of Georgia
  • J.P. Morgan in relation to the 2019 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 2019 issuance of 8.5% senior notes due 2024
  • Nord Gold S.E. in relation to the 2019 issuance of 4.125% Guaranteed Notes due 2024
  • PAO Severstal in relation to the 2019 issuance of 3.15% Loan Participation Notes due 2024 issued pursuant to its US$4.5 billion programme
  • DTEK in connection with the restructuring of US$750,000,000 7.875% Notes due 2018 and US$160 million 10.375% Notes due 2018 for New 10.75% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2024 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, representing the rescue of the largest private bank in Ukraine and first ever "look through" transaction to be implemented by way of an English scheme of arrangement
  • 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
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