IFLR Names White & Case “International Law Firm of the Year” for Africa

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International Financial Law Review (IFLR) honored global law firm White & Case LLP six times in its 2022 IFLR Africa Awards announced on August 25.

"We are delighted to be recognised in six categories by IFLR Africa Awards, this recognition shows our firm's continued dedication to working on innovative transactions on the continent, we would also like to thank our clients for their continued trust in us," said Mukund Dhar, head of the White & Case Africa practice.

Said White & Case Partner Melissa Butler (London), "Once again, IFLR's annual Africa awards confirm White & Case's premier position among international law firms advising on the continent."

White & Case was named "International Law Firm of the Year," "Capital Markets Team of the Year" and "Loans Team of the Year," and three transactions on which White & Case advised were named "Deals of the Year" by IFLR:

Capital Markets Deal of the Year – Access Bank Tier-1 Eurobonds
White & Case advised the joint bookrunners on the issuance of US$500 million perpetual fixed-rate resettable NC 5.25 additional Tier 1 subordinated notes and US$500 million 6.125% senior notes by Access Bank, one of the largest banks in Nigeria.

Domestic Deal of the Year – Titan Trust Bank/Union Bank of Nigeria
White & Case advised the controlling shareholders on the sale of Union Bank of Nigeria to Titan Trust Bank.

Loans Deal of the Year – Lagos State Government bus corridors
White & Case advised IFC in relation to a US$50 million local currency loan to the Government of Lagos State in Nigeria for the development, construction and rehabilitation of bus corridors.