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Herbert Smith acts on HBOS bond deals

Herbert Smith has advised Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) on its first bond issues since its formation last September with the merger of Halifax and Bank of Scotland (BoS) The deal involved two separate issues. The first was a £600m tier-one issue for HBOS Capital Funding and the second was a j500m (£308.8m) upper-tier-two issue […]

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Herbert Smith bursts into bondholder market with groundbreaking deal Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has advised the Brunner Mond Group on the first full high-yield bond restructure to take place in the European high-yield market.The deal, led by financial restructuring partner Andrew Wilkinson, was structured to overcome difficulties relating to New York law, which governed the […]

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After all the frivolity of Christmas, Tulkinghorn has heard some scurrilous gossip about a rather drunken partnership conference held by Gouldens. He is certain that it cannot possibly be true, as those chaps at Gouldens are sooo well behaved.Anyway, one insider told him that the hotel where the conference was held politely declined to host […]

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