Ogier has advised BTG Pactual, one of Latin America's largest investment banks, on its first green bond issue.

BTG Pactual issued US$500 million senior unsecured notes under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the US Securities Act, attracting approximately US$1.2 billion of initial demand. The issuance is part of the investment bank's framework for green, social and sustainable debt.

An Ogier team, led by partner James Heinicke and associate Christopher Brown, advised on the Cayman law elements of the bond issue.

"We are delighted to have helped BTG Pactual with this landmark green issuance that reinforces our client's commitment to improving best practices for sustainability and governance," said James.

The bank has registered its green issuance with the Nasdaq Sustainable Bond Network (NSBN), the US stock exchange's database of information on the main issuances of sustainable bonds around the world.