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About Anouschka Zagorski

Anouschka is the head of the English law finance team based in Vienna with a special focus on the CEE region and a member of the Global Transactions Group.

Anouschka is qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales as well as a German lawyer (‘Rechtsanwältin’). Her experience includes advising borrowers and financial institutions on project, corporate, real estate, acquisition, asset and ECA finance transactions as well as refinancings and restructurings. She worked as a commercial barrister in London and Qatar and at international law firms in Frankfurt before joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Anouschka speaks English, German, French and Italian.

Recent work

  • Advising a leading global investment firm in connection with the restructuring of an international brands group
  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers on an unsecured ESG-linked $1,035,000,000 syndicated revolving facilities agreement for a global leader in the purchase, sale and supply of marine fuel and lube oil and more than 30 of its subsidiaries from 15 jurisdictions
  • Advising an international fintech group on a USD 80 million secured syndicated revolving facilities agreement
  • Advising a global automotive company on the structuring and implementation of high-volume sustainability-linked “Schuldschein” loan agreements
  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers on a EUR 200 million syndicated credit facility under English law for an Austrian manufacturer guaranteed by the Dutch parent.
  • Advising the mandated lead arrangers in an English law governed EUR 1.4 billion financing for a minority buyout in a motel group 
  • Advising Porsche Corporate Finance GmbH on the conclusion of an ESG-related syndicated loan agreement 
  • Advising a global market leader in the development and simulation of drive systems in relation to several financing projects
  • Advising a leading Austrian bank on a EUR 1,000,000,000 syndicated bridge and term loan agreement to an Austrian oil, gas and petrochemical company.
  • Advising an international bank consortium as arrangers on a EUR 250 million ESG-linked syndicated term loan agreement to an Austrian industrial group with a Dutch holding company for the purpose of refinancing an existing term loan agreement. 
  • Advising a large Austrian bank, Commerzbank and Raiffeisenbank International AG as bookrunners of an international lender syndicate in connection with the EUR1,000,000,000 refinancing revolving credit facility for an international telecommunications provider
  • Advising ING Bank and Crédit Agricole CIB as lenders in connection with a USD 100,000,000 secured pre-export refinance revolving credit facility for a Ukrainian manufacturer of vegetable oils
  • Advising a leading global investment firm in connection with the bidding process for a EUR 80 million super senior secured refinancing for a Slovenian company guaranteed by its Balkan subsidiaries
  • Advising a hedge fund based in Ukraine on USD facilities for two if its portfolio companies with RCB Bank as lender
  • Advising a Bulgarian telecommunications company on ongoing matters in connection with its secured revolving and term refinanced debt facility from a syndicate of more than a dozen financial institutions
  • Advising a debt investor on its acquisition of non-performing loans borrowed by a Ukrainian borrower in the agricultural and dairy sector with Russian insolvency proceedings in respect of one of the loan’s sureties
  • Advising the Tristone group as borrowers on the refinancing and extension of a guaranteed and secured EUR and USD facility with subsidiaries in nine jurisdictions including Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Turkey
  • Advising ING DiBa and a large syndicate of lenders on the restructuring and refinancing of a USD/EUR loan facility for an Austrian manufacturer with ESG-linked terms
  • Advising TUI AG on the refinancing of its syndicated facility and extension with a KfW-backed credit facility totalling EUR 4.6 bn
  • Advising Kartesia Management SA on the secured refinancing of acquisition by Enterprise Investors of the Nu-Med Group in Poland with a Luxco structure
  • Advising a large Austrian Bank as lender in connection with a secured Finnvera-covered and OeKB backed export credit facility for RCS & RDS S.A., Romania, guaranteed by its Dutch parent and its Spanish and Hungarian affiliates


University education

  • Bonn University
  • London University (King's College), Bachelor of Laws
  • Oxford University (Exeter College), Bachelor of Civil Law

Professional qualification

  • Barrister, England and Wales (non-practising)
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany
  • Registered European Lawyer, Austria