BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) debt restructuring named best CIS deal at Eurolawyer 2011
June 14. KASE
BTA Bank was awarded with “CIS Legal Department of the Year: Best Support of Restructuring and Work with Distressed Assets” prize at the award ceremony which was held during Eurolawyer Forum 2011, on June 2, London. Mr. Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes, Partner, White & Case, collected the award on behalf of BTA. White & Case offers legal and consulting services to BTA on restructuring.
“The ground-breaking restructuring of BTA was one of the highest-profile restructurings in the region, and the judges ultimately recognized this in resolving to award BTA”, – Mr. Graham Conlon, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna – General sponsor of the Forum, commented.
Eurolawyer is an annual forum gathering leading lawyers from Europe and CIS region. Eurolawyer Awards is a competition of leading corporate legal departments from these regions, which demonstrate high level of international legal practice in different areas.
In 2011, Eurolawyer Awards established prize for “CIS Legal Department of the Year: Best Support of Restructuring and Work with Distressed Assets” with following nominees: BTA Bank (Kazakhstan), MMK Illicha (Ukraine), State Corporation “Energorynok” (Ukraine), Heineken (Russia) and Alliance Bank (Kazakhstan).