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Amy Geddes

Partner, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets
Head of Practice
London

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

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 on 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 in both developed and emerging markets.

Amy is one of only five lawyers to be ranked for Africa-wide Capital Markets by Chambers Global 2023 and 2024.

Amy was recently included in the 2024 and 2025 editions of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for Capital Markets Law.

Amy was named as one of IFLR1000 's Women Leaders for 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Amcor on its issues of US$500 million 5.450% Notes due 2029 and €500 million 3.950% Notes due 2032 under its US Shelf program (acting for Amcor)
  • The Republic of Kenya on its issue of US$1.5 billion 9.750% Amortising Notes due 2031 and the concurrent tender offer for its existing US$2 billion 6.875% Notes due 2024 (acting for the Managers)
  • DNB Bank on the establishment of its Additional Tier 1 Capital Note Programme and its issue of US$700 million Perpetual Non-Call 5.5 Fixed Rate Reset Additional Tier 1 Capital Notes (acting for the Dealers / Managers)
  • National Grid Electricity Distribution on the annual updates of its EMTN programme and issuances thereunder including its recent issue of JPY10 billion 1.925% Notes due 2039 (acting for National Grid Electricity Distribution)
  • Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) on its issue of £250 million 5.625% Notes due 2033 (acting for Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire))
  • Weir on its issue of £300 million 6.875% Sustainability-Linked Notes due 2028 (acting for Weir)
  • Inchcape on its debut issue of £350 million 6.500% Guaranteed Notes due 2028 (acting for Inchcape)
  • QNB Finansbank on the annual update and maintenance of its GMTN programme and on its issuances thereunder, including its recent debut sustainable issue of US$500 million 7.250% Sustainability Bonds due 2029 (acting for the Dealers / Managers)
  • DNB Bank on the annual updates of its EMTN programme and its issuances thereunder (acting for the Managers)
  • Severn Trent on the maintenance and annual updates of its Guaranteed EMTN programme and issuances thereunder, including its recent issue of €500 million 4.000% Guaranteed Notes due 2034 (acting for Severn Trent)