Baker & McKenzie Advises Alliance Oil on Issue of Preference Shares


Moscow, 12 December 2012 – A multi-jurisdictional Baker & McKenzie team is currently advising leading oil and gas independent Alliance Oil on its issue of preference shares worth a minimum of SEK675 million (circa USD100 million) and a maximum of SEK1,350 million (circa USD200 million).

Alliance Oil is a leading independent oil and gas company with vertically integrated operations in Russia and Kazakhstan. The company’s shares, through depository receipts, trade on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.
The issue, a new class of shares for Alliance Oil, is being made available to Swedish and international institutional investors and the general public in Sweden, including the company’s existing shareholders and bondholders.
Carnegie Investment Bank acts as global coordinator and joint bookrunner, while Swedbank First Securities acts as joint bookrunner in connection with the issue.
The Baker & McKenzie team is being led by Stockholm partners Joakim Falkner and Bo Lindqvist, assisted by associates Anna Orlander and Henric Roth. The Firm’s Russian team is led by Moscow-based partner Alexey Frolov, assisted by associates Dmitry Dembich and Kirill Manshin. Lawyers in the Firm’s office in London are also advising on the transaction.

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