Boris Dolgonos has more than 20 years of experience advising issuers and underwriters in a wide range of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, high yield and investment-grade debt offerings, and privatizations. He has represented public and private corporations, investment banks and other financial institutions, and sovereign entities in transactions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Boris primarily focuses on the U.S. aspects of international securities offerings. He has experience in many industries, including metals and mining, biotechnology, aircraft leasing, hospitality, media and telecommunications, financial services, technology, and retail. Boris recently worked on international equity offerings for European companies Cellectis and Fly Leasing, as well as global high yield debt offerings for Latin American companies TV Azteca, Grupo Kuo, Enjoy, Grupo Elektra, Arendal, Grupo Famsa, and Cobre del Mayo. He also regularly advises public companies on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.
Boris serves on the board of directors of the International Senior Lawyers Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal services for human rights and economic development throughout the world.
The following represents selected experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented NBC Universal in its $5.1 billion offering of Senior Notes, part of the financing necessary to complete General Electric's $37.25 billion joint venture with Comcast for ownership of NBC Universal.
Represented EnergySolutions, a leading provider of nuclear services, in its $300 million offering of 10.75% Senior Notes due 2018.
Represented life and health insurer Genworth Financial in its $400 million offering of 7.700% Senior Notes due 2020, with proceeds to be used in part to repay outstanding borrowings of $100 million under each of its five-year revolving credit facilities.
Counsel to Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and Goldman, Sachs & Co., as underwriters of the $1.5 billion senior notes offering by Covidien, a leading manufacturer of healthcare products, proceeds of which were used to finance a portion of Covidien's acquisition of ev3, Inc.
Represented semiconductor manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products in its offering of $300 million 3.45% Senior Notes due 2013.
Advised Credit Suisse Securities (Europe); Morgan Stanley & Co. International; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; Goldman Sachs International; PKO Bank Polski; and DM BOS, managers in the largest IPO in Central and Eastern Europe to date, the $2.6 billion offering and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen (PZU), the largest insurer in CEE.
Represented NBC Universal in its $4 billion offering of Senior Notes, part of the financing necessary to complete General Electric's $37.25 billion joint venture with Comcast for ownership of NBC Universal.
Represented General Electric, as selling shareholder, in its $579.6 million secondary offering of common stock of Genpact Limited, a provider of outsourced business processes.
Advised the Polish Ministry of the State Treasury, as Selling Stockholder, in connection with its $385 million sale of 16.05% of the shares in ENEA, the fourth largest energy company in Poland, in a secondary offering to domestic and international institutional investors.
Advised Bank Millennium, one of Poland's largest banks, in connection with its $377 million rights issue to domestic and international investors and the listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Represented Goldman Sachs International, Citi, Deutsche Bank, and UBS, the managers/underwriters in CEDC Finance Corporation International's $380 million offer of its 9.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 and €380 million offer of its 8.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2016, guaranteed by Central European Distribution Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries.
Represented Jefferies & Company, UniCredit CAIB Securities UK Ltd., and Renaissance Securities (Cyprus) Limited, the underwriters in Central European Distribution Corporation's public offering of 10.25 million shares of common stock yielding proceeds of $317.75 million.
Represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a $250 million public offering of 7.150% Senior Notes due 2019, the proceeds of which were used to fund its tender offer for $200 million of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2012 and $100 million of 6.250% Senior Notes due 2013.
Represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in its tender offer for $200 million of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2012 and $100 million of 6.250% Senior Notes due 2013, financed by Starwood's underwritten public offering of $250 million of 7.150% Senior Notes due 2019, together with cash on hand.
Advised PKO Bank Polski, the largest retail bank in Poland, in connection with its $1.8 billion rights issue and listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. This was the largest ever rights issue by a Polish company.
Represented aircraft leasing company Genesis Lease of Ireland in its $302 million merger with Dutch aircraft and engine leasing company AerCap, creating one of the world's largest independent aircraft leasing companies.
Represented Jefferies & Company, UniCredit CAIB Securities UK Ltd., and Renaissance Securities (Cyprus) Limited, the underwriters in a $215 million secondary common stock offering of Central European Distribution Corporation by selling stockholder Mark Kaoufman.
Represented Transelec, the largest electricity transmission company in Chile, in a cash tender offer to purchase up to $220 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 7-7/8% Senior Notes due 2011.
Representing General Electric Company in the investment by Berkshire Hathaway in $3 billion of perpetual preferred shares and warrants to purchase $3 billion of common stock.
Represented Babcock & Brown Air Limited and its parent, Babcock & Brown, in its $430 million initial public offering.
Represented Genesis Lease Limited and its parent, General Electric, in the $640.7 million initial public offering.
Represented Genworth Financial, Inc. in the $2.8 billion initial public offering.
Represented EnergySolutions, Inc., a company previously owned by Lindsay Goldberg and other investors, in its $765.9 million initial public offering.
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- University of Virginia (J.D. 1995; Virginia Law Review); Harvard University (B.A. magna cum laude 1991)
- New York
Super Lawyers (securities & corporate finance)
Best Lawyers in America (corporate law)
Legal 500 US (high-yield debt offerings)
Legal 500 International (Latin America capital markets)
- Law Clerk to Judge Robert S. Gawthrop III, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1995-1996)
- Russian, French