Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the Gabonese Republic on its issue to the international markets of US$500 million bonds due 2025 and bearing interest at a rate of 6.95 percent.
The proceeds received by the Gabonese Republic will be dedicated to priority infrastructure projects as part of the Strategic Plan for an Emerging Gabon. White & Case also advised the Republic of Gabon on its previous bond issue in 2013 for a total amount US$ 1.5 billion.
Lazard acted as the Gabonese Republic's financial adviser. The joint leader managers were Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank.
The White & Case Team which advised on the transaction included partners Francis Fitzherbert-Brockholes (London) and Cenzi Gargaro (Paris), counsel Max Turner (Paris) and associates Benjamin Bierwirth (London) and Grégoire Karila (Paris).
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