US duo tap into $1.25bn KazMunaiGas Eurobond

Dewey & LeBoeuf and White & Case acted on Kazakhstan oil and gas company KazMunaiGas’s (KMG) recent $1.25bn (£780m) Eurobond offering.

Teams from Dewey’s ­London and Almaty offices advised KMG and Dutch subsidiary KazMunaiGaz Finance on the update of KMG’s $7.5bn global medium-term note programme.

The deal involved adding provisions to allow KMG to issue notes under the ­programme directly, as well as the issue of $1.25bn worth of 6.375 per cent notes, due in 2021. In London Dewey’s team was led by partner Louise Roman Bernstein and associate Youssef Chaker. In Almaty managing ­partner Aset Shyngyssov led on the deal, assisted by associates Arman Tastanbekov and Aigul Abisheva.

White & Case advised joint lead managers Credit Suisse, RBS and UBS on the bond issue, which was sold in the US under Rule 144A and elsewhere under Regulation S.

Halyk Finance and Visor Capital also acted as ­Kazakhstan lead managers, coordinating the local ­offering and book-building in accordance with local laws and regulations.

In London partner Stuart Matty and associates Gordon Charlton and Anna Dupont advised. In Almaty it was counsel Kairat Baizakov and associate Pavel Kornilov, while Moscow partner Sven Krogius was also involved.