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Latham & Watkins (Tracy Edmonson) acted for Owens-Brockway Glass Container in the sale of $450m (£278.6m) of its 7.75 per cent senior secured notes, due 2011, and $450m of its 8.25 per cent senior notes, due 2013, in a private offering. The initial purchasers were Deutsche Bank Securities, Bank of America and Citigroup, represented by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.
CMS Cameron McKenna (Nicholas Zervos, David Champion) advised Oxus Mining and Amantaytau Goldfields on its project finance facility of $36m (£22.3m), provided by Standard Bank London and WestLB AG, consisting of a $30m (£18.6m) senior term facility and a $6m (£22.3m) cost overrun facility. Denton Wilde Sapte acted for Standard Bank London and WestLB AG.
Linklaters (Carson Welsh) represented the dealers Barclays Capital, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs International, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS Warburg in a £2bn euro note programme for Legal & General Group and Legal & General Finance, advised by Slaughter and May.
Clifford Chance (Laura Stuart, Kevin Ingram) represented Barclays in the third securitisation of its Barclaycard credit card receivables under the Gracechurch master trust for $1bn (£619.2m). Lead manager Barclays Capital advised by Weil Gotshal & Manges.
Slaughter and May (George Seligman, Jonathan Marks) acted for Enron Teesside Operations (ETOL) in its sale to SembCorp Utilities of Singapore for £83.7m, effected by a prepacked administrative receivership of ETOL. Allen & Overy represented ETOL's banks, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised SembCorp and DLA acted for the administrative receivers Deloitte & Touche.
Allen & Overy (Richard Cranfield, Carl Allen) acted for the dealers ABN Amro Bank, Banc of America Securities, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, Dresdner Bank London Branch, HSBC Bank, JPMorgan Securities, Salomon Brothers International and Royal Bank of Scotland in the updating of Old Mutual's and Old Mutual International Finance's global medium-term note programme for £1.5bn. Slaughter and May represented Old Mutual and Old Mutual International Finance.