Victoria Kaplan
Associate | Philadelphia
Victoria Kaplan

Victoria Kaplan, an associate in Dechert’s global finance group, focuses her practice on commercial real estate finance and securitization transactions.  

Ms. Kaplan’s securitization experience includes representing commercial banks, investment banks, non-bank lenders, investors, issuers and mortgage loan sellers in commercial mortgaged-backed securitization (CMBS) and commercial real estate collateralized loan obligations (CRE CLOs) transactions. 

In addition, Ms. Kaplan has significant experience in structuring and negotiating U.S. Dollar-denominated and multicurrency warehouse facilities, including repurchase facilities, revolving facilitates and credit facilities.

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 cross-border syndicated financial and real estate transactions and issues related to corporate law.

  • 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.

  • Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications and Responses - University of Penn Carey Law School, Philadelphia, PA (March 15, 2022)
    • 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
    • Pennsylvania
    • English
    • Ukrainian
    • Russian