Daria Semenikhina - Ivanyan and Partners
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Daria Semenikhina

partner, head of transactional practices group (corporate/M&A, banking & finance)
For 17+ years, Daria has been advising lenders and borrowers on raising and providing financing. Her experience includes advising on bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition finance, pre-export financing, ECA-backed financing, asset finance, and refinancing and restructuring of existing indebtedness.



Advised Gazprombank on the deal of the year: acquisition from Sweden’s Ingka Centres of the Russian Mega chain, 14 shopping centres with a total area of about 2.3 million sq. m. Asset value: over €2 bn (2023)

Advising a financing party on concession agreements for construction of social infrastructure facilities in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — a university campus and a new 300-bed surgery building, including preparation of the necessary documentation. Project value: over ₽35.1 bn (2023-present)

Advising a syndicate of lenders, two Top-5 Russian banks and the Russian state development corporation VEB.RF, on financing construction of the first auto-energy plant in Russia. Deal value: ₽32.8 bn (2022-present)

Advising Russian Crab, a leading Russian crab-harvesting company, on several stages of raising finance for building new vessels and intercompany debt refinancing. Financing: ₽368 bn (2021-present)

Advising the borrower on raising financing for developing a gas field in Uzbekistan under a production sharing agreement. Total investment: $1.68 bn (2022-present)

Advising the Rockwell Capital investment fund on setting up, together with the state development corporation VEB.RF, a joint timber-processing holding company, involving construction of an advanced wood-processing complex in Eastern Siberia. Project investment: ₽150 bn+ ($2 bn+) (2019-present)

Advising a major Russian bank on providing financing to a big mining company from India. Deal value: $300 m (2022-present)