King & Spalding Advises Kuveyt Turk On Senior Unsecured Certificates; Partner Anne Cox Added To Elite List; Firm Ranks Among Top Equity Advisors; Ranked Largest Healthcare Practice

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 15:20

King & Spalding advised Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S. (Kuveyt Turk), one of the leading Turkish participation banks, on the issuance of US$500 million senior unsecured certificates due 2019. The certificates, which are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange, are issued through KT Kira Sertifikilari Varlik Kiralama A.S., the Turkish asset- leasing company. The transaction was substantially oversubscribed.

King & Spalding’s Dubai-based debt capital markets team has extensive experience advising on Turkish Sukuks, having also advised on the first Sukuk issued under the amended Turkish legislation in 2011. The team also counseled Bank Asya on its landmark issuance of subordinated tier II Sukuk in 2013, the country’s first subordinate Sukuk, and advised Turkiye Finans in connection with a US$500 million senior unsecured Sukuk, which closed in April 2014.

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Anne M. Cox, a partner at King & Spalding, has been named to an elite list of the most powerful and influential women in Georgia by the Georgia Diversity Council. She will be recognized for her leadership excellence in the legal profession and in the Atlanta community at the Council’s 5th Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference to be held at Emory University, in Atlanta, on September 26, 2014. 

Ms. Cox made the annual list of the state’s leading women based on her record of accomplishments in the field of law and within her firm, her commitment to the community and her demonstration of the highest ethical standards. She is a member of King & Spalding’s corporate practice, resident in the firm’s Atlanta office. She focuses on the full range of merger and acquisition transactions, including public and private company mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, tender offers, recapitalizations, joint ventures, strategic investments, going-private transactions, special committee representations, as well as representing private equity funds in control and non-control investment transactions and investment exit transactions. Ms. Cox serves on King & Spalding’s diversity committee and is a member of the advisory committee of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and a former board director of Everybody Wins! Atlanta.

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King & Spalding was one of the top 15 law firms in the world advising on private equity transactions in the first half of 2014, according to Bloomberg league tables. The firm ranked 14th by volume among global private equity legal advisors and was credited for its role as counsel in 13 announced deals worth $14.5 billion.

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The American Health Lawyers Association ranked King & Spalding’s healthcare practice as the largest in the United States in its annual survey of healthcare law firms. The number-one ranking marks the eighth consecutive year in which King & Spalding has earned the top spot among law firm healthcare practices. The “AHLA Top Honors” list appears in the June 2014 issue of AHLA Connections magazine.

King & Spalding topped the list with 269 lawyers in its healthcare practice, outpacing its nearest competitor by 42 percent.  The rankings are based on the number of AHLA members at each firm.

King & Spalding represents healthcare companies involved in the delivery of healthcare and payment for healthcare services across all facets of the legal issues they face. With one of the broadest and deepest benches of lawyers, scientists and consultants specializing in the representation of providers and pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies, the firm has received national acclaim for excellence in transactional, litigation and regulatory representation of clients across the spectrum of healthcare.