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Michal Amir is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets Group in London. She concentrates in debt and equity offerings (including sovereigns and corporation), capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Michal is also a member of the Israel Practice Group.
Michal joined the London office of White & Case from a leading law firm in New York, prior to which she practised in one of Israel's leading law firms.
Acted for The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on its debut Reg S/Rule 144A US$1,000,000,000 6.625% sovereign bond issue. Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and J.P. Morgan Securities plc acted as joint lead managers.
Acted for the issuer, the Republic of Bulgaria, in its offering of €1,493,000,000 2.95%. Notes due 2024 under Regulation S. The joint lead managers on the deal were Citigroup Global Markets Limited, HSBC Bank plc and J.P. Morgan Securities plc.
Acted for Citigroup, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Goldman Sachs International in connection with the establishment of a US $1,000,000,000 GMTN Programme and subsequent offering of US $400,000,000 9.25% resettable subordinated notes due 2021 under the Programme by Access Bank Plc.
Acted for the Federal Government of Nigeria in its dual-tranche issuance of 15.10% FGN bonds due April 2017 and 16.39% FGN bonds due January 2022 in the form of Global Depository Notes ("GDNs"), deposited into a deposit facility with Citibank, N.A. and sold to international investors in the form of GDNs. This issuance of FGN Bonds in the form of GDNs represented the first by any African country.
Acted for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs as Joint Lead Managers on the offering on the international capital markets of US $450,000,000 fixed rate subordinated note participation notes due 2021 issued by a Dutch special purpose vehicle, FBN Finance Company B.V., for the sole purpose of financing the purchase by FBN Finance Company B.V. of a Subordinated Note issued by First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a leading Nigerian bank.