Dentons expands its Capital Markets practice: Partner Arthur Iliev joins Moscow team

By January 4, 2022 No Comments

AB Dentons has expanded its Capital Markets practice in Russia with the arrival of partner Arthur Iliev.

Prior to joining Dentons, he spent more than 25 years in the Moscow office of Clifford Chance, including 20 years as a partner and head of the equity capital markets practice. Prior to that, he worked at Coudert Brothers (in Washington D.C. and New York) and Freshfields (in Paris and Moscow).

Arthur Iliev is recognised as one of the leading capital markets, corporate and M&A and private equity practitioners in Russia by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, and Best Lawyers and led an equity markets practice that was repeatedly recognised as Tier 1 by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR 1000.

Alexey Zakharko, Managing Partner of AB Dentons, said: “We are very happy that such a prominent lawyer as Arthur has joined our Capital Markets team. His recruitment is a clear indication of our commitment to further develop and expand our business in Russia and other CIS countries.”

Tamer Amara, Head of the Capital Markets practice, AB Dentons, said: “Arthur’s arrival will further bolster our capital markets offering in Russia and the CIS and serves as yet another example of the growing reputation of our capital markets practice capable of advising clients on a broad range of international capital markets transactions, including eurobond offerings, liability management exercises, shares and depositary receipts offerings and other equity capital markets transactions.”

Arthur Iliev: “I am very happy to join the Dentons Capital Markets team. The team is one of the strongest in Russia and the CIS with two partners and a counsel, who have a well-established track record of representing issuers and underwriters in debt and equity capital markets transactions.”

Dentons Capital Markets practice advises issuers, underwriters and trustees on a wide range of debt capital markets transactions, including public and eurobond issuances, private placements, European Medium Term Note (EMTN) programmes, Eurocommercial Paper (ECP) programmes, sukuk, high yield bonds and structured products, as well as the full range of liability management transactions (including tender and exchange offers and consent solicitation exercises). In addition, the team advises on equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs and SPOs, follow-on offerings, rights offerings, placings and accelerated book-build offerings. We also have an extensive track record for assisting first-time issuers tapping into international capital markets.