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Pranav L. Trivedi

Pranav L. Trivedi

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

London, GBR

Pranav L. Trivedi is head of Skadden’s London office and serves on the fi m’s Policy Committee. His practice focuses on international corporate finance including initial public offerings and privatisations, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity. Mr. Trivedi represents U.S. and Western European companies in corporate fi and M&A transactions involving companies throughout Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.

Mr. Trivedi’s experience in corporate finance transactions includes advising:

  • JSC Gazprom (Russia) in its listing on the Singapore Stock Exchange effected by the intro- duction 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;
  • Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, VTB Capital, Deutsche Bank, UBS Investment Bank and TPG Capital BD as joint bookrunners in the US$1 billion initial public offering of global depositary receipts of Lenta Ltd. This is the first dual listing of GDRs on the London and Moscow Stock Exchange;
  • QIWI plc (Russia), a provider of electronic payment services, in its US$212 million initial public offering of American depositary shares (ADS) with a listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, and its listing of ADS on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange. QIWI plc is the first Russian company to complete an IPO under the U.S. JOBS Act, and the first foreign company to list on a Russian stock exchange;
  • Eurasia Drilling Company Limited (Russia), a provider of oil drilling services, in connec- tion with its debut seven-year US$600 million 4.875% Rule 144A/Regulation S bond issue listed on the regulated market of the Irish Stock Exchange;
  • 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/Regulation S bond issue listed on the regulated market of the Irish Stock Exchange;
  • Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, ING Bank N.V., London Branch and the Royal Bank of Scotland plc. in connection with the offering by VimpelCom Holdings B.V. of US$600 million 5.20% senior unsecured notes due 2019, US$1 billion 5.95% senior unsecured notes due 2023 and RUB12 billion 9.00% senior unsecured notes due 2018;
  • Brunswick Rail in connection with its US$600 million 6.55% high-yield bonds due 2017. This deal was awarded “2012 Deal of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe” by Euromoney magazine;
  • the underwriters in a US$560 million SEC-registered secondary offering of preferred shares by Mechel OAO, a mining and metals company in Russia;
  • Citigroup and Goldman Sachs International as joint global coordinators and Alfa Capital Markets, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs International as joint bookrunners to X5 Retail Group N.V. (X5) in its US$1.1 billion rights offering and follow-on secondary offering of 48,106,700 GDRs to existing holders of GDRs;


J.D., Columbia Law School, 1991 (with honors)

B.A., Yale University, 1988 (summa cum laude)

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District of Columbia

New  York





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