Banco Hipotecario returns to capital markets


by News – Latin Lawyer

Law Business Research Ltd,

The New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC, offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP worked alongsideSalaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán in Buenos Aires to advise the initial purchasers and placement agents. Deutsche Bank as trustee, paying agent, transfer agent and co-registrar, hired Perkins Coie LLP in New York and Tanoira Cassagne Abogados in Argentina. Banco Hipotecario issued the notes on 23 May.

It is thought Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York acted as US counsel to the issuer, but this could not be confirmed prior to publication.

The issuance forms part of an US$800 million notes programme and comes less than a week after the Argentine commercial bank used regular counsel Zang Bergel to issue notes locally worth US$33 million.

Counsel to Banco Hipotecario

Zang, Bergel & Viñes Abogados

Partners Carolina Zang and Carolina Arroyo, and associates Martin Tolivia and Antonio Ribichini in Buenos Aires

Counsel to Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and Itau BBA Securities

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Partner Antonia Stolper, associates Kevin Younai, and visiting attorneys Alejandro Garcia and Lili Abascal in New York, associates Jeffrey Tate and Eric Grosshandler in Washington, DC, and associate Antonio Herrera in San Francisco

Salaverri Dellatorre Burgio & Wetzler Malbrán

Partner Roberto Lizondo and associates Pablo Fernández Pujadas, Dana Bielski and Lucia Viboud in Buenos Aires

Counsel to Deutsche Bank

Perkins Coie LLP

Counsel Michael Fruchter in New York

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados

Partner Alexia Rosenthal and associates Rocio Carrica and Victoria Bengochea in Buenos Aires

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