Wolf Theiss has advised BMI Securities Ltd, Hong Kong as lead manager on the debut issue of an international bond by the Republic of Srpska of up to EUR 200,000,000, 4.75% Notes due 2023.
The closing took place on June 28, 2018. The bonds are governed by Austrian law and are included in the Third Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.
"This is a double debut,” explained Wolf Theiss Vienna Partner Claus Schneider, who led the firm's team on the matter. “It is the first listing of a SEE-sovereign entity on the Vienna Stock Exchange, and it was the first international issue of bonds by the Republic of Srpska."
Belgrade Associate Nevena Skocic worked alongside Schneider in structuring the transaction and quarterbacking the multi-jurisdictional Wolf Theiss capital markets team that worked on the transaction as sole legal advisor. Partner Naida Custovic and Associate Jasmin Omerdic from Wolf Theiss Sarajevo and Partner Miroslav Stojanovic from Wolf Theiss Belgrade addressed the legal issues under the laws of the Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina.