Michael Bark-Jones | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Michael Bark-Jones
Michael Bark-Jones

Michael Bark-Jones

Associate, Stockholm

T +46 8 506 32 389

E mbark-jones@whitecase.com

Overview

Michael is an associate in the Firm's Banking & Capital Markets Groups in the Firm's Stockholm office. He has advised on a wide range of debt and equity capital market products acting primarily for corporates, sovereigns and underwriters on Reg S and Rule 144A offerings for entities in the CEE, Nordic and emerging markets.

Other significant highlights of his work were advising on the groundbreaking restructuring of US$16 billion of BTA Bank JSC's financial indebtedness, and the then largest corporate bond in history acting for the underwriters on the innovative US$3 billion financing for KazMunaiGas.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • CPE/LPC, College of Law, London
  • BA, History with French, Durham University

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Represented Swedish confectionery company Cloetta AB (publ) on its issue of SEK 1 billion senior secured notes due 2018 and the amendment of certain of its existing financial indebtedness. The Notes rank pari passu with Cloetta AB (publ)'s bank financing and are listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Represented the Republic of Ukraine on all of its financings in the international capital markets over the last two years, including its issue of US$2,000,000,000 9.25% Notes due 2017 (subsequently increased to US$2.6 billion) and US$1,500,000,000 7.95% Notes due 2021.

Represented Atlas Copco AB on the English law aspects of its tender offer for existing bonds.

Represented Solidium, a Finnish sovereign wealth fund, on its issue of €600 million 0.5% exchangeable bonds due 2015, exchangeable into shares of TeliaSonera AB.

Represented the Republic of Latvia on its US$1 billion 5.25% Notes due 2017.