Norton Rose's Moscow and Paris offices (Chris Viner, Nigel Ward) are advising Lukoil on a $4m (£2.6m) financing by Crédit Lyonnais advised in-house.
Allen & Overy (Julia Salt) advised Virgin Atlantic Airways on the financing for the acquisition of 10 new Airbus A340-600 aircraft. Airbus was advised by Denton Wilde Sapte. Slaughter and May (Andrew Johnson) is advising Manila-based First Philippine Holdings Corporation on a $100m (£65.4m) bond issue and bond forward sale arrangement. Arrangers Credit Suisse First Boston were advised by Linklaters.
CMS Cameron McKenna advised Lloyds TSB Bank on an increase in syndicated facilities, now worth £190m, to international health club group Holmes Place, which was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Allen & Overy's New York office advised Bear Stearns as underwriter on a $125m (£81.8m) Securities and Exchange Commission-registered bond issue by the Government of Belize. Belize advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
Norton Rose has advised HSBC in connection with the $100m (£65.4m) financing for a liquified natural gas carrier for Brunei Gas Carriers. Brunei advised by Watson Farley & Williams (Chris Lowe).