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Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

John Donovan’s New York-headquartered team at White & Case LLP is complemented by platforms in Washington DC and Miami, the latter facilitating the group’s strong showing in Latin America. The firm’s historically close relationships with lenders translates into a robust financial issuer practice and it also shines in energy deals. Gary Kashar and banking partner Francis Zou advised Agricultural Bank of China (New York Branch) on several matters, including the update of its $10bn MTN program and a subsequent $1.2bn offering of senior notes under the program. Kashar also acted for Kansas City Southern in a $2bn note exchange offer. In another highlight, Jonathan Michels teamed up with Daniel Nam and global M&A head John Reiss to assist Fortis with its $2bn Rule 144A/Regulation S notes issuance.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

White & Case LLP’s strong lender links come to the fore in its high-yield practice, which regularly acts for some of the largest financial institutions globally on underwriter-side mandates - both domestic and cross-border. The firm’s energy, infrastructure and project finance expertise are key sources of work on the issuer side. Evidence of the former includes advising Jefferies, Citigroup Global Markets, Deutsche Bank Securities, Rabo Securities USA and KeyBanc Capital Markets, as joint book-running managers, on the $600m notes offering by Landry’s - Ronald Brody, Kenneth Suh and Jonathan Michels led that deal. On the issuer side, Michels acted for Transocean in its $1.2bn offering of senior notes. Gary Kashar is also recommended. All named partners are based in New York.

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