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Amy Geddes

Partner, Head of Debt Capital Markets

Amy is a debt capital markets lawyer based in London.

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Experience

Amy is an experienced English law qualified partner and the Global Head of the HSF Debt Capital Markets practice. She advises both issuers and managers on international debt and equity-linked capital markets transactions and has considerable experience helping a broad range of clients on complex and innovative debt capital markets transactions in multiple jurisdictions.

Amy works closely with investment banks, corporates and sovereigns to help them with a wide range of debt capital markets products including stand alone bonds, debt issuance programmes, convertible and exchangeable bonds, regulatory capital and liability management transactions.

Amy's international expertise includes acting on transactions in most parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, Ukraine, Australia and Canada.

Amy was named as one of IFLR1000 's Women Leaders for 2021

Amy was the winner of the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019, Best in capital markets: Debt.

Amy is listed as a leading individual in Chambers UK for her debt capital markets expertise

Amy is listed as a leading individual by Legal 500 UK for her debt capital markets expertise

Amy's experience includes advising:

  • Ecobank Transnational on its issue of US$350 million Fixed Rate Reset Tier 2 Sustainability Notes due 2031 (acting for the Managers)
  • Republic of Ghana on the establishment and annual updates of its GMTN programme and its issues thereunder and its Tender Offers in respect of its Notes issued thereunder (acting for the Dealers / Dealer Managers)
  • Jet2 on its issue of £387.4 million 1.625% Guaranteed Convertible Bonds due 2026 (acting for the Issuer)
  • WH Smith on its issue of £327,000,000 1.625% Guaranteed Convertible Bonds due 2026 (acting for the Issuer)
  • Bevco Lux on its issues of €500 million 1.5% Notes due 2027 and €800 million 1.750% Notes due 2023 and its Tender Offers in respect of its Notes issued thereunder (acting for the Issuer)
  • Growthpoint Properties on its issue of US$425 million 5.872% Guaranteed Notes due 2023 (acting for the Issuer and Guarantor)
  • DNB Bank on the annual updates of its US$10 billion US MTN programme and €45 billion EMTN programme and its issuances thereunder (acting for the Dealers)
  • QNB Finansbank on the maintenance and annual updates of its US$5 billion GMTN programme and issuances thereunder (acting for the Dealers)