Baker & McKenzie Advises the Kingdom of Bahrain on USD1.5 Billion Bond Issuance
1 August 2012
Manama, Bahrain, 1 August 2012 – Baker & McKenzie recently acted for the Kingdom of Bahrain in relation to its USD1.5 billion bond issuance. The conventional bond consisted of both a Rule 144-A and Regulation S tranche.
The Baker & McKenzie team was jointly led by partners, Ian Siddell, Chris Hogan and Edward Bibko (in relation to US Securities law matters) with the assistance of partner Bilal Kahlon and associates Omar Al Ansari and Khalid Zowayed.
Ian Siddell, Partner and Head of the Gulf Banking and Finance practice, said, "Being one of the largest law Firms based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, we are very pleased to have assisted the Kingdom of Bahrain on this important transaction. We look forward to working with the Kingdom of Bahrain on future transactions."
Chris Hogan, our London-based partner, further stated, "Having previously acted on a number of sovereign bond issuances, the successful closing of this transaction further demonstrates our Firm's excellent capabilities in this practice area."
The joint lead managers on the transaction were Citigroup, Gulf International Bank B.S.C, J.P Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank.
For any questions about this press release, please contact:
Ian Siddell (+973 17 10 2001,
Chris Hogan (+44 20 7919 1309,
Edward Bibko (+44 20 7919 1343,