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Michal Amir is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. She specialises in debt and equity securities offerings and liability management transactions and regularly represents sovereign, public and private issuers and underwriters, with a primary focus on emerging and developing markets.
Michal joined the London office of White & Case from a leading law firm in New York, prior to which she practiced in one of Israel's leading law firms, where her focus ranged from capital markets (debt and equity) to mergers & acquisitions transactions.
Acted for Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in connection with the Republic of Ghana's issuance of US$1 billion 10.75% amortising bonds due 2030, partially guaranteed by the International Development Association (IDA), a member of the World Bank Group.
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 EUR 1,493,000,000 2.95 per cent. 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 U.S.$1,000,000,000 GMTN Programme and subsequent offering of U.S.$400,000,000 9.25 per cent. 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 U.S.$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.
Acted for the Republic of Zambia on its Reg S/Rule 144A US$1,000,000,000 8.500% sovereign bond issue. Barclays Bank Plc and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch acted as joint lead managers.
Acted for the Republic of Rwanda on its debut US$400 million 6.625 per cent. sovereign bond issue. BNP Paribas and Citigroup acted as joint lead managers.
Acted for Citigroup and Deutsche Bank as joint lead managers on the debut offering by Fidelity Bank Plc, a Nigerian bank, of US$300 million 6.875 per cent. notes.
Acted for Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan as joint lead managers on the issue by Public Joint Stock Company "State Savings Bank of Ukraine" of US$500 million 8.875 per cent. loan participation notes.