Redcliffe Partners acted as legal counsel to the EBRD in relation to a risk participation agreement with Piraeus Bank Ukraine with a total value of EUR10 million.
The EBRD will share the credit risk in eligible individual loans made by Piraeus Bank to domestic businesses. In order to become eligible, borrowers will need to comply with the highest business standards and conduct their business with due diligence and efficiency, in accordance with sound engineering, financial and business practices. The risk sharing will help increase the size and tenor of loans which are provided by Piraeus Bank to small- and medium-sized businesses across the country.
Risk sharing is a relatively new concept for Ukraine; therefore, for the purposes of its implementation in Ukraine, Redcliffe's team drafted the risk participation agreement, which incorporated sophisticated Ukrainian law structures, analysed various provisioning and civil law issues, and implemented standard EBRD provisions in the local loan templates of Piraeus Bank.