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Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, advised the Panama-based Global Bank Corporation on a transaction that LatinFinance magazine named its 2012 “Structured Financing Deal of the Year.” The publication’s Deal of the Year awards recognize excellence in Latin American investment banking, capital market issuance and legal advice.

Mayer Brown advised Global Bank as borrower in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $200 million covered bonds under a $500 million residential mortgage covered bond program guaranteed by a pool of assets transferred to a guaranty trust. The transaction marks Latin America’s first-ever covered bond deal. Deutsche Bank and HSBC served as underwriters.

The Mayer Brown team that advised Global Bank included: Banking & Finance – partners Doug Doetsch (Chicago) and associate Juan Pablo Moreno (Chicago); and Corporate & Securities – partner David Bakst (New York).

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