Bracewell & Giuliani's January Closings in Kazakhstan Total US $1.625 Billion

ALMATY, Kazakhstan--()--Bracewell & Giuliani LLP closed three cases in January for a total of US $1.625 billion, acting as international counsel for the offering of corporate debt and solidifying their place as the premier legal authority on Kazakhstani business affairs in the Caspian region.

We continue to thrive and grow in Kazakhstan, mirroring the country itself, said Greg Vojack, managing partner for the firm's offices in Kazakhstan. As Kazakhstan transitions into a prosperous free marketplace after the fall of Soviet Russia, its fine-tuned monetary policies are helping the countrys financial sectors grow faster than New York.

The three cases closed in January include:

1. Tsesnabank - Bracewell & Giuliani acted as international issuer's counsel US $125,000,000 9.875 per cent Reg S offering notes due in 2010
Tsesna International B.V.5 February 2007
JLMs: Citigroup, Dresdner Kleinwort
JLMs on Tsesnabank lead transaction managers are Citigroup and Dresdner Kleinwort. Legal counsel - White&Case
 
2. Bank CenterCredit-30 January 2007
CenterCredit International B.V.
US$500,000,000 8.625 per cent. 144a Notes due 2014
JLMs: ING Wholesale Banking, JP Morgan
JLMs on BCC transaction are ING Wholesale Banking and JP Morgan, legal counsel White&Case
 
3. Bank TuranAlem- 22 January 2007
TuranAlem Finance B. V.
US$250,000,000 Floating Rates 144a Notes due 2009
US$750,000,000 8.25 per cent. 144a Notes due 2037
JLMs: Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Securities
JLMS on BTA transaction are Credit Suisse and JP Morgan Securities, legal counsel Dewey Ballantine. On signing and closing - Le Bouef, Lamb, Greene and MacRae (Camille and Louise left DB and joined LLGM).

Established in 1994, Bracewell's presence in the Republic of Kazakhstan has helped clients capture significant opportunities in the Caspian Region.

The firm's energy and finance attorneys provided groundbreaking guidance to create the legal and financial infrastructure in that emerging nation and today actively advise energy and financial companies in the region and the government of Kazakhstan.

Since 2003, Chambers Global has noted the firm and the managing partner of its Kazakhstan offices as the Caspian Region's leaders in corporate/commercial work.

We are in the best position now that weve ever been, said Vojack. This is an exciting time for Kazakhstan, and we are thrilled to be a part of its expansion and wealth consolidation.

About Bracewell & Giuliani

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is among the nation's most prominent law firms. With 400 lawyers in New York, Texas, Washington, D.C., Kazakhstan and London, we are distinctively positioned to serve clients concentrated in the energy and financial services sectors worldwide. In 2005, former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani joined the firm as a senior partner. His international reputation for leadership and problem solving is a unique asset for our clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals. For more information about Bracewell & Giuliani, visit www.bgllp.com.

Contacts

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston
Suzy Ginsburg, 713-721-4774
suzy@gcomworks.com

Contacts

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Houston
Suzy Ginsburg, 713-721-4774
suzy@gcomworks.com