Inara V. Blagopoluchnaya

Bio

Inara Blagopoluchnaya focuses on corporate finance transactions, including debt and equity offerings, and M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions. She also has practiced law in Skadden’s New York office, advising U.S. companies and other clients on a number of financings and investments.

Ms. Blagopoluchnaya’s experience includes advising:

  • JSC Gazprom in its listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange effected by the introduction of up to 4 billion global depositary shares, representing up to 8 billion ordinary shares of JSC Gazprom. This was the first listing “by introduction” of depositary receipts on the Singapore Exchange and the first listing by a Russian company on the Singapore Stock Exchange;
  • Endo International plc in connection with its US$8.1 billion acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc., which included the related acquisition financing, including a US$2.3 billion offering of ordinary shares, and a US$1.64 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield offering of 6% senior notes;
  • the joint bookrunning managers in the initial public offering of Class A ordinary shares and listing on the New York Stock Exchange of Luxoft Holding, Inc., a provider of software development services and information technology solutions in Russia;
  • SIBUR, the largest integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company in Russia/CIS/CEE, in connection with its debut five-year US$1 billion 3.914% Rule 144A/Reg S bond issue listed on the regulated market of the Irish Stock Exchange;
  • the lead managers in an offering of senior unsecured notes in three tranches by VimpelCom Ltd.: US$600 million of 5.2% senior unsecured notes due 2019, US$1 billion of 5.95% senior unsecured notes due 2023 and RUB12 billion of 9% senior unsecured notes due 2018;
  • Tele2 Russia in its merger with the mobile operations unit of Rostelecom OAO. This deal received the M&A Deal of the Year award from Mergers.ru in 2014;
  • VimpelCom Limited in its US$30 billion exchange offer for OJSC VimpelCom and its business combination with CJSC Kiyvstar G.S.M., a Ukrainian telecommunications company; and
  • Renault in its US$1 billion strategic acquisition of a 25 percent plus one share share stake in the leading Russian car manufacturer AvtoVAZ.

Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Ms. Blagopoluchnaya worked for another major U.S. law firm.

Credentials

Education

  • Law Degree, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, 2005

Admissions

  • Russian Federation

Languages

Russian
English

Inara V. Blagopoluchnaya