Cobalt has advised Latvenergo on its EUR 50 million issuance of six-year green bonds with a fixed annual interest rate and a yield to maturity of 4.952%.
Cobalt, working with Clifford Chance, has advised joint lead managers Deutsche Bank, Citigroup Global Markets Europe, Erste Group, and Nomura Financial Products Europe on the EUR 750 million issuance of five-year eurobonds by the Republic of Latvia. Allen & Overy reportedly advised the Treasury of the Republic of Latvia.
Following Russia’s war in Ukraine, Latvia has adopted preventive legislation in the name of its national security and interests. In particular, in May and September 2022, the Latvian Parliament adopted amendments to the law aimed at strengthening its information space. Thus, it is no longer allowed to retransmit programs whose jurisdiction undermines or threatens the territorial integrity, sovereignty, or national independence of another country.