Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the Joint Lead Managers Československá obchodná banka, a.s. (a member of KBC group), Slovenská sporitelna, a.s. (a member of ERSTE group) and Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s. (a member of Intesa Sanpaolo group) in connection with a €1.25 billion (US$1.7 billion) standalone sovereign bond issue by the Slovak Republic. The 3.5 per cent notes are due 24 February 2016.
The transaction represented the Slovak Republic's third bond issue governed by Slovak law and was primarily placed with foreign investors through a syndicate of managers. This transaction is the latest in a number of successful offerings by the Slovak Republic since April 2010, when White & Case advised the issuer in relation to the creation of new transaction structure for its bond offerings.
The White & Case team was led by Bratislava based partners Marek Staroň and Juraj Fuska, supported by associates Martin Mojžiš and Matej Firický.
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