DLA Piper provides Ziraat Bank with advice on $750m debut issuance of notes

DLA Piper has advised Ziraat Bank, Turkey’s largest bank by deposits and number of branches, in its successful debut issuance of $750m (£440m) 4.250 notes due 2019 under the bank’s medium-term note programme. 

The firm also advised on the establishment of the programme in May 2014.

The DLA Piper team that advised Ziraat Bank on matters of both US and English law was led by partner and head of US securities for EMEA George Barboutis and included senior associate Alexander Kolmakov and associate Elizabeth Clare from the firm’s London office.

YKK advised Ziraat Bank on matters of Turkish law; the YKK team was led by partner Ekin Gokkilic and included associate Ceren Berispek.

BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and JP Morgan acted as joint lead managers and were advised by Allen & Overy.