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Debt Capital Markets

Providing solutions in an uncertain economic climate

In the rapidly changing economic climate, financing via the debt capital markets has become more prominent as a cost-effective alternative to traditional debt raising, with issuers now able to obtain more favourable terms from lenders. This brings new opportunities as well as new challenges for market participants.

Our debt capital markets (“DCM”) team works closely with banks, corporates, sovereigns and supranationals across a wide range of DCM products, including:

  • Investment grade issues
  • Emerging markets issues
  • High yield
  • Regulatory capital issues
  • Debt issuance programmes
  • Liability management transactions
  • Private placements

Our team of DCM experts, comprising experienced partners and associates, advises both issuers and managers on complex and innovative debt capital markets transactions in developed and emerging markets.

We consistently receive positive feedback from clients praising the team for its hands-on approach from partners and its ability to provide timely, cost-effective expert legal advice on a broad range of DCM transactions.

Recent Experience


Advising Western Power Distribution on the update of its £6 billion EMTN programme and issue of €500 million 3.530% Fixed Rate Senior Notes due 2028 and €500 million 3.949% Fixed Rate Senior Notes due 2032 thereunder


Advising Glanbia Co-operative Society on its issue of €250 million 1.875% Secured Exchangeable Notes due 2027, exchangeable into ordinary shares in the share capital of Glanbia plc


Advising the Dealers on the annual updates of DNB Bank's €45 billion EMTN programme and the Managers on DNB Bank's issuances thereunder, including its recent €1.25 billion 3.125% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Green Senior Preferred Notes due 2027, JPY9 

Royal Mail

Advising Royal Mail on its issue of €550 million 1.250% Guaranteed Notes due 2026


Advising Amcor on the establishment of its €1.25 billion Guaranteed ECP programme

QNB Finansbank

Advising the Dealers on the annual update and maintenance of QNB Finansbank's US$5 billion GMTN programme and the Managers on QNB Finansbank's issuances thereunder, including its recent US$500 million 6.875% Notes due 2024 and US$150 million 6.875% Senior Notes due 2024

Insights and updates

3rd February 2022
Beware the law of unintended consequences as the EU floats imposing its new green standard...
24th December 2021
The last five years has seen a global boom in sustainable financing, primarily driven by...
7th December 2021
Our Financial Services Regulatory (FSR) team surveys the regulatory landscape for 2022 and identifies themes...
13th July 2020
The unprecedented economic impact of COVID-19 has seen the introduction of “quantitative easing” in Australia,...


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