Mayer Brown announced today that it represented WEPA Group, a leading family-owned European hygiene paper producer, on its EUR 450 million offering of senior secured notes and on a EUR 125 million super senior revolving credit facility. The bond was listed on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The proceeds out of the new bond issuance are among other things to be used to finance investments of WEPA Group and were used to prematurely redeem previously issued bonds of WEPA Group.

The cross-border Mayer Brown team advised WEPA in particular on US and German law regarding the bond issuance, on German corporate law as well as on regulatory issues.

Furthermore, Reed Smith advised WEPA on the Revolving Credit Facility, the Intercreditor Agreement and on the security package securing the bond and the Revolving Credit Facility. Reed Smith also advised on French and English law and coordinated the Italian and Polish legal advice. Quorum advised on Italian law, Sendero on Polish law.

Advisors to Wepa:

Mayer Brown: partners Bernd Bohr (Capital Markets, London), Dr. Marco Wilhelm (Corporate & Securities, Frankfurt, both lead), Dr. Patrick Scholl (Frankfurt), Jason Bazar (New York, both Banking & Finance), Volker Junge (Tax Transactions & Consulting, Frankfurt), counsel Dr. Jan Streer (Corporate & Securities, Düsseldorf), senior associate Dr. Cornelia Wiendl (Tax Transactions & Consulting, Frankfurt) and associates Slaven Kovacevic (Düsseldorf), Stefanie Skoruppa (Frankfurt, both Corporate & Securities) and Jared Goldberger (Tax Transactions & Consulting, New York).

Reed Smith: Dirk-Peter Flor (Frankfurt, lead), Fernand Arsanios, Marc Fredj, Séverine Martel (all Paris), Tamara Box (London); associates: Marc Bäumer; Maximilian Santüns (both Frankfurt), Kalish Mullen, Aurélien Jugand (both Paris), Nazneen Sachedina, Sarah Caldwell, Charlotte Barnett, James Stockman (all London).

Quorum studio legale e tributario associato: Francesco Fiore, Roberto Sparano, Emanuela Hernandez, Valeria Vismara.

Sendero: Anna Skowron, Łukasz Lubaszka; Marzena Zaremba, Paweł Michalski.