White & Case has advised Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, and Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg, as joint lead managers on the inaugural issuance of EUR 500 million, 0.01% covered mortgage bonds due in 2026 by Prima Banka Slovensko, a.s. Allen & Overy advised Prima Banka on the deal.
The bonds were admitted to trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. This was the first negative yield-to-maturity bond issuance in the Slovak Republic as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
The White & Case team was co-led by Bratislava-based Partner Juraj Fuska and London-based Partner Stuart Matty and included Bratislava-based Associate Radoslav Palka and London-based Associate Hashim Eltumi.
The Bratislava-based Allen & Overy team included Partner Renatus Kollar, Counsel Peter Jedinak, Associates Jan Deset and Robert Vicen, and Lawyer Marek Bojkovsky.