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A&O advised on award-winning deals across six categories recognised at the KangaNews Awards 2021

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Karolina Popic

Partner

Sydney

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Patel Minesh
Minesh Patel

Partner

Sydney

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15 December 2021

Allen & Overy’s Sydney debt capital markets team is proud to have advised on three of the award-winning deals recognised across six categories at the KangaNews Awards 2021.

The team’s award-winning transactions were for Wesfarmers Limited and Macquarie Bank, including:

  • Wesfarmers Limited’s AUD1 billion issuance of the first sustainability-linked bonds issued in Australian dollars in the Australian market, led by partner Karolina Popic, won three awards: Australian Innovative Deal of the Year, Australian Dollar Corporate Bond Deal of the Year and Australian Sustainability Bond Deal of the Year;
  • Wesfarmers Limited’s EUR600 million issuance of its first Euro denominated sustainability-linked bond in the European market, led by partner Minesh Patel won: Australian-Origin Offshore Corporate Bond Deal of the Year; and
  • Macquarie Bank on the issue of 8 billion Puma 2021-2 residential mortgage-backed securities, led by partner Karolina Popic won: Australian RMBS Deal of the Year.

Partner Karolina Popic commented: “It is a pleasure to see three of the transactions that Allen & Overy has advised on over the past year recognised at the KangaNews Awards 2021. It is testament to the strength of our capital markets team and to the calibre of our clients.”

Partner Minesh Patel added “On behalf of the firm, I’d like to congratulate our clients and extend my appreciation to the teams who worked across these deals. Despite the challenges Covid-19 has posed, it has been an outstanding year for the A&O Sydney capital markets team, and we look forward to working on further innovative deals in 2022.”

For further information, please contact Karolina Popic or Minesh Patel.