Allen & Overy has advised the UK Debt
Management Office on the first syndicated gilt issue of 2009.
It raised £6.8 billion ($11.05 billion).
Linklaters acted for the managers.
Shearman & Sterling advised the
Province of Ontario on its $4 billion offering of bonds. While
Shearman advised as US counsel, the Ministry of the Attorney
General advised on Canadian law. Davis Polk &
Wardwell advised the underwriters in the US while
Stikeman Elliot assisted on Canadian law.
Clifford Chance has represented Qatar Telecom (Qtel) on the
establishment of its medium-term note programme. Qtel's first
issue was $900 million in five-year notes and $600 million in
10-year notes to trade on the London Stock Exchange. The
issuer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qtel, was counselled by
Appleby, and Allen & Overy advised a group of