Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft, a Swiss systemically relevant bank, successfully completed its issuance of EUR 500 million of 5.230 per cent. debt instruments for loss absorbency in the event of insolvency measures (bail-in bonds) due 2027 under its issuance program. The relevant base prospectus has been approved on August 24, 2022 by the Swiss review body of SIX for compliance with the Financial Services Act. The instruments have been provisionally admitted to trading and will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. These bail-in bonds have been recognized by FINMA as eligible for recognition to meet the requirements as loss-absorbing funds and, therefore, are exempted from Swiss withholding tax.
Homburger advised Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft with respect to all aspects of Swiss law. The team was led by partner Benjamin Leisinger (pictured) and included counsel Eduard De Zordi, associate Sofiya Shavlak (all capital markets) as well as partner Stefan Oesterhelt (tax).