Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered global offering of C$1 billion aggregate principal amount of floating-rate senior notes due 2025. The notes, which are denominated in Canadian dollars, were settled through CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. and offered in Canada to qualified purchasers on a private-placement basis. The notes are linked to Canadian Dollar Offered Rate (CDOR), the inter-bank bid rate for Canadian dollar bankers’ acceptances.
The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Christopher S. Schell. The tax team included partner Po Sit and associate Lucy Mo. Partner Gregory S. Rowland, counsel Sarah E. Kim and associate Sijia Cai provided 1940 Act advice. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.