Royal Dutch Shell’s US$4 Billion Triple-Tranche Bond Offer

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 triple-tranche US$4 billion bond under its US shelf programme.

The issue consists of US$1,250,000,000 2.000% Guaranteed Notes due 2024, US$1,500,000,000 2.375% Guaranteed Notes due 2029 and US$1,250,000,000 3.125% Guaranteed Notes due 2049, 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.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (LSE: RDSA, RDSB), commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company headquartered in the Netherlands and incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Slaughter and May’s team included Matthew Tobin (Picture), Zahra Haji (associate); Tax: William Watson (partner), Victoria Hine (associate).

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s team was led by Andrew Pitts (partner), Cedrick Dalluge (associate) and Emma Ireland (associate).

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek’s team was led by Niek Biegman (partner) and Laurens Peters (associate).

Involved fees earner: Cedrick Dalluge – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Emma Ireland – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Andrew Pitts – Cravath Swaine & Moore; Niek Biegman – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Laurens Peters – De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Zahra Haji – Slaughter and May; Victoria Hine – Slaughter and May; Matthew Tobin – Slaughter and May; William Watson – Slaughter and May;

Law Firms: Cravath Swaine & Moore; De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; Slaughter and May;

Clients: Shell;