Scott C. Senecal’s practice focuses on financial and corporate law.
He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and syndicated loans.
Scott joined the firm in 1989, became counsel in 1999 and was elected partner in 2005. He has been resident in the New York, London, and Hong Kong offices and, since 1996, has headed the Moscow office. In 1993, Scott was stationed in Kuwait, where he advised on war reparation claims and on sovereign borrowings and asset management.
Regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions transactions and joint ventures, representing foreign investors (both private equity and corporate) and Russian entities, such as TPG (including its investments in Lenta, the largest private equity investment made into Russia to date), Finmeccanica/Alenia (including its joint venture with Sukhoi to manufacture and market the SuperJet-100), SIBUR (including the acquisition of 10 percent in SIBUR by Sinopec, one of the largest Chinese investments into Russia to date), UTH Russia (including its acquisition of the CTC television network group), Qatar Investment Authority in the €10.2 billion purchase from Rosneftegaz of a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft, and in its acquisition of a 24.99 percent indirect interest in Northern Capital Gateway and Rosinter Restaurants (including its business alliance with YUM!/KFC and its joint venture with Costa Coffee).
Has advised on many significant Russian securities offerings by Russian corporates and banks such as the 2014 initial public offering of Lenta and various equity and debt offerings over the past 15 years by Gazprom, Gazprom neft, Sberbank and VTB (and also by the Republic of Armenia and Ardshinbank).
Advises on syndicated loans and pre-export financings, having represented Russian borrowers such as Gazprom, Sberbank and Tatneft in over $10 billion of financings, including the $2.6 billion financing of Gazprom’s Blue Stream Project to build and operate a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey under the Black Sea and Tatneft’s $2 billion project financing to construct an oil refinery in Tatarstan.