Walkers Acts on listing of US$4.1bn Bonds on The International Stock Exchange

International offshore law firm Walkers has acted as listing sponsor and adviser to CHMT Peaceful Development Asia Property Limited on the US$4.1 billion bond listing on The International Stock Exchange ("TISE") in the Channel Islands.

This bond listing relates to the financing of the acquisition of Hong Kong’s fifth largest skyscraper The Center, which is the world's most expensive real estate transaction for a single building to date.

The bonds were listed in two tranches, of approximately US$3.3 billion Tranche A notes and US$800 million Tranche B notes, with an 18 month maturity.

The Jersey office of Walkers worked with their counterparts at Ashurst in Hong Kong, and the team at TISE to complete the listing.

The Walkers team comprised Christophe Kalinauckas, listings manager Piotr Kobus, Nigel Weston and Alexandra Corner.

Senior Counsel Christophe Kalinauckas said:

"Walkers was delighted to act as listing agent on this high profile US$4.1 billion bond listing on TISE in the Channel Islands. This is one of a number of Chinese-backed bond listings that we have seen recently on TISE. Given all of the options globally, it is exciting to see such large and sophisticated organisations choosing the Channel Islands for their business. These securities have certain unique features which TISE was able to accommodate, and it is a pleasure to work with the team at the Exchange to facilitate new types of bond listings, which we think have great growth potential."

Fiona Le Poidevin, Chief Executive Officer of The International Stock Exchange Group (TISEG), added:

It is hugely pleasing that TISE was chosen as the listing venue for such a significant and notable bond issuance. This provides yet further evidence that issuers and their advisers are increasingly viewing TISE as the exchange of choice for listing specialist debt securities and especially where there is an international dimension. This is one of a number of Chinese-origin issuances we have seen coming to TISE recently and I am excited about the potential to grow this pipeline of business from Asia.