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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

We support our clients, whether, issuer or manager when accessing the debt capital markets. We have an experienced active debt capital markets team, familiar with the full spectrum of debt capital markets products from bond issues and debt issuance programmes to regulatory capital requirements and liability management transactions in jurisdictions across the globe.

We have a strong understanding of our clients business, the sectors in which they operate and their commercial needs and requirements in the ever changing financial landscape. Our global team has extensive experience in advising a wide range of issuers as well as managers on complex and innovative debt capital markets in both developed and emerging markets.

Our combination of commercial and legal expertise enables us to provide high-quality, cost-effective legal advice to our clients.

Recent Experience


Advising on the Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation of its US$500 million 7.875% Guaranteed Notes due 2019 (acting for the Issuer)

BHP Billiton

Advising on the annual update of its €20 billion Guaranteed EMTN programme and various issues thereunder including its issue of €1.25 billion 4.75% Subordinated Non-Call Fixed Rate Reset Notes due 2076 (acting for the Issuer)

Adriatic Slovenica

Advising on its issue of €50 million Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2026 (acting for the Lead Manager)

Glanbia Co-operative Society

Advising on its issue of €100 million 1.375% Secured Exchangeable Notes due 2021, exchangeable into ordinary shares in the share capital of Glanbia plc (acting for the Issuer)

People's Republic of China, acting through its Ministry of Finance

Advising on its issue of CNY3 billion 3.28% Notes due 2019 (acting for the Joint Lead Manager)


Advising on the establishment of its £3 billion EMTN programme (acting for the Issuer)

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