White & Case has advised lead managers Barclays Bank, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, HSBC, and Intesa Sanpaolo Group member Vseobecna Uverova Banka on the Slovak Republic's dual tranche issuance of EUR 2 billion 0.250% notes due 2025 and EUR 2 billion 1.000% notes due 2032.
The notes were offered via a Regulation S offering and are listed on the Bratislava Stock Exchange.
"With an overall value of EUR 4 billion, this is the largest ever sovereign bond issuance by a Central & Eastern European issuer," said White & Case Partner Juraj Fuska. "It also generated the largest demand from the investor community – more than EUR 15 billion – in the history of Slovak sovereign bond issuance."
White & Case’s team in Bratislava included Partner Juraj Fuska and Associate Radoslav Palka. The firm's team also included London-based Partner Stuart Matty and Associate James Clarke.