August 25, 2001


Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and United Kingdom, A cross-office Baker & McKenzie team recently advised RH International (Singapore) Corporation Pte. Ltd. (“RH International”) on its issuance of Japanese yen senior unsecured guaranteed bonds (the “Bonds”) under Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, in an aggregate principal amount of JPY15 billion. The Bonds, due 2026, will be unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited, parent company of RH International.


The Baker & McKenzie team was drawn from the Firm’s Bangkok, Singapore, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. The team was led from Bangkok by Capital Markets and Project Finance Partner Viroj Piyawattanametha who had advised on the overall structure of the transaction as well as on the Thai law aspects relating to the issue, and from Singapore by US Securities Partner Yeo Jih-Shian. London Capital Markets Partner Chris Hogan, Singapore Corporate & Securities Partner Andrew Martin, Singapore Tax Partner Edmund Leow, Tokyo Capital Markets Partner Ken Takahashi and Counsel Takeshi Nishida and Hong Kong Special Counsel Toshikazu Miyamoto also provided advice on English, Singapore and Japanese laws.


Commenting on the deal, Viroj Piyawattanametha said, “We are very pleased to have brought this significant transaction to a successful outcome for our client, after having also advised RH International on its recent acquisition of Transfield Service Infrastructure Fund in Australia. This deal demonstrates the breadth of our international capital markets capabilities, particularly in all the major money centres around the world, and our integrated approach in assisting our clients navigate through complex legal issues in multiple jurisdictions.”


The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Singapore Branch, was the lead arranger.

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