Davis Polk & Wardwell (Eugene Gregor, John Crowley) advised Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse First Boston and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners on an SEC-registered Schedule B offering by the Korea Development Bank of $300m (£190.6m) of 5.25 per cent notes due 2007 and $450m (£285.9m) of 5.5 per cent notes due in 2012. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Kim & Chang advised the Korea Development Bank.
DLA (James Kerrigan) advised the Carphone Warehouse Group on its £83m acquisition of Opal Telecom. Addleshaw Booth & Co (Keith Johnston) advised Opal.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Ashar Qureshi) acted as international counsel to the government of Jordan on the $132m (£83.9m) initial public offering of the Jordan Telecomunications Company, and in connection with negotiations with shareholder France Telecom. Ali Sharif Zu'bi & Sharif Ali Zu'bi was Jordanian counsel to the government. Linklaters advised underwriters JP Morgan and Arab Jordan Investment Bank.
Linklaters (Nick Thwaites, Philip Badge) advised lead manager Standard Chartered Bank on the issue of $120m (£76.2m) of credit-enhanced convertible bonds due in 2007 by Indian power supplier BSES on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co advised the bank on Indian law. Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe advised BSES. The Bank of New York was advised as trustee by Allen & Overy and as global depository receipt by Clifford Chance. The deal is the first equity-linked offering from India in two years.
Field Fisher Waterhouse (Nicholas Thompsell, Neil Palmer) advised Wesleyan Assurance Society on the acquisition of the British Medical Association's financial services provider, the biggest acquisition in its 160-year history. Ashurst Morris Crisp (Brian Murphy) advised the British Medical Association.