Slaughter and May advised Royal Dutch Shell - issue of a quintuple-tranche US$10 billion bond under its US shelf programme

Slaughter and May, working as a team with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, advised Royal Dutch Shell plc on the issue of a quintuple-tranche US$10 billion bond under its US shelf programme. The issue consists of US$2 billion 2.125% Fixed Rate Notes due 2020, US$2.75 billion 3.250% Fixed Rate Notes due 2025, US$1.5 billion 4.125% Fixed Rate Notes due 2035, US$3 billion 4.375% Fixed Rate Notes due 2045 and US$750 million Floating Rate Notes due 2020, in each case issued by Shell International Finance B.V. and guaranteed by Royal Dutch Shell plc. Shell plans to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes.

Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP: Capital Markets: William Rogers (partner), Sophia Tawil (associate), Vernie Chia (associate)

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek: Capital Markets: Ernest Meyer Swantée (partner), Thijs Elseman (associate); Tax: Paul Sleurink (partner), Lotte Boon (associate)

Matthew Tobin Partner
David Hay Associate
William Watson Partner