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.
Republic of Ghana
Advising on its issue of US$1 billion 7.625% Amortising Notes due 2029 and US$1 billion 8.627% Amortising Notes due 2049 and the Tender Offer of its US$750 million 9.250% Amortising Notes due 2022 and US$750 million 7.875% Notes due 2023 (acting for the Managers/Dealer Managers)
Advising on its debut issue of US$425 million 5.872% Guaranteed Notes due 2023 (acting for the Issuer and Guarantor)
Bevco Lux S.à. r.l
Advising on its debut issue of €800 million 1.750% Notes due 2023 (acting for the Issuer)
Advising on the establishment and ongoing maintenance of its £10 billion asset backed multi-currency programme and its issuances thereunder, including deferred consideration issuances and Green Bonds issuances (acting for the Issuer)
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)
Patrick is a senior finance practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions and corporates on a broad range of complex financing transactions. He heads our debt capital markets and securitisation practice in Australia and is widely recognised as a leading lawyer in his field.