Victoria Kaplan

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Victoria Kaplan

Associate

Philadelphia | Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808
+1 215 994 2061 | +1 215 994 2222

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Victoria Kaplan focuses her practice on finance and real estate law. Ms. Kaplan has significant experience in assisting clients with large-scale, international projects.

Ms. Kaplan represents international financial institutions in relation to real estate merger and acquistion transactions, debt restructuring and insolvency, and syndicated lending transactions. She also has experience in carrying on due diligence of banks, agricultural companies, heavy industry sector and retail companies.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Kaplan served as a senior associate at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP in Kyiv, Ukraine where she advised international clients on various aspects of syndicated financial and real estate transactions and issues related to corporate law.

Experience
  • One of the largest international financial institutions, in connection with a €26 million, €6 million, €21.9 million, €20 million communal loans secured in each case by a municipal financial guarantee issued by the respective City Council; a US$60 million loan to a leading Ukrainian transport company for financing of the construction of a grain transshipment complex located in Odesa, Ukraine; amending security documents in relations to a US$13 million loan to a Ukrainian pharmaceutical company; a US$4.9 million loan for the reconstruction of the office building in Odesa, Ukraine; a US$30 million loan for reconstruction and development of the hotel in the historical center of Kyiv, Ukraine, including, due diligence of the property; and a US$100 million subordinated loan to a major Ukrainian bank.
  • Two leading Ukrainian banks on the development and implementation of enforcement strategies with respect to non-performing loans and representing each of the banks in court
  • An international privately-owned road developer on different issues related to concession of the Lviv-Brody motorway
  • A leading European bank on a €68 million financing of the largest shopping, exhibition and office center on Odesa, Ukraine, as well as an extension and restructuring of the same financing
  • A syndicate of European banks on €450 million loan to a leading pan-European multi-brand bathroom ceramics producer through Eurobond issuance
  • One of the world’s largest IT captive financiers on different issues related to assignment and restructuring of claims under supply agreements with Ukrainian customers
  • One of the largest world’s financial institutions, as coordinator of a group of banks, on a US$375 million export pre-payment facility for the largest privately-owned, vertically-integrated energy company in Ukraine; and one of the largest European banks, as coordinator of a group of banks, on a €416 million loan to the same borrower
  • A Swiss bank on rendering e-banking services in Ukraine
  • One of the largest European banks on a US$140 million term refinancing of an acquisition of a major shopping center in Kyiv, Ukraine; and on a dispute in relation to the operation and management of the same shopping center
  • One of the largest European banks on a US$65 million loan facility for real estate project guaranteed by a state owned bank.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Education
  • Institute of International Relations Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master in Law, 2002
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M., Structured Finance and Securitization, Corporate and International Finance, 2015, Wharton Business and Law Certificate, 2015
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian