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Wragge & Co (Jonathan Denton) advised Chelsea Building Society on the renewal of a e750m (£471.6m) medium-term note programme and on a £100m bond issue. HSBC, which acted as the dealer and trustee, was advised by Linklaters.
Ashurst Morris Crisp advised Deutsche Bank as arrangers on a e165m (£103.7m) high-yield bond issue by AGZ Finance. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised on US law. White & Case (Rachel Hatfield) advised AGZ on UK, US and French law and Linklaters (Olivier Jauffret) advised on French and Luxembourg law.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Hervé Touraine) advised Crédit Agricole Indosuez and Credit Suisse First Boston as joint lead managers on a e1.5bn (£943.2m) securitisation of retail auto loan receivables originated by the Peugeot Group.
Weil Gotshal & Manges (Jacky Kelly) advised Bear Stearns International as lead manager of the £527.9m mortgaged-backed securitisation for RMAC 2002-NS2. The issuer was advised by Allen & Overy.
Slaughter and May (Miranda Leung, Christopher Saunders) advised BUPA on a £450m whole business securitisation of its private hospitals business. BUPA occupies 13 hospitals under 30-year sale-and-leaseback transactions. Clifford Chance advised HSBC and the Royal Bank of Scotland as managers. The lessors were advised by Denton Wilde Sapte.