The need to raise funds necessary for growth is vital to almost all companies and financial institutions. Our capital markets team helps clients to access the European investor market and advises on the best financial structuring solutions available to meet their objectives. 

The team has expert knowledge of debt capital market products and transactions.  We regularly act for corporate and financial institutions, bond issuers, trustees, arrangers, investors and other market participants.  Our experience includes advising on MTN programmes, commercial paper programmes, certificate of deposit programmes, stand-alone bond issues, high yield bonds, convertible bonds, private placements and bond restructurings.

Our debt capital markets practice is flexible and adapts to changes in the evolving financial market. We are able to apply our market knowledge, experience and appreciation of the legal and regulatory frameworks in major jurisdictions to help raise, manage and restructure debt effectively.  We are fully experienced in all aspects of capital markets transactions, including the bond issuance and European stock exchange listing process.

We are committed to delivering solutions that meet our clients’ commercial needs.  We apply first-rate deal management and negotiation skills to ensure that even the most intricate deals are executed on time and on budget. 

We work closely with other specialist teams across the firm and provide a bespoke legal service with a high level of partner involvement.


Notable deals / highlights

  • Advising Mitsubishi Corporation Finance PLC on its London listed US$5 billion EMTN programme.

  • Acting for an Indian bank on the establishment of its London certificate of deposit programme.

  • Advising Europe Arab Bank plc in connection with its issue of US$250 million Perpetual Subordinated Bonds structured to comply with the Financial Conduct Authority requirements for Tier 2 regulatory capital.

  • Acting for OneSavings Bank plc in connection with its issue of £15 million 7.87% Perpetual Subordinated Bonds and £22 million 6.591% Perpetual Subordinated Bonds.

  • Acting for a bank in its capacity as bond trustee in relation to a restructuring of the debts of a CIS bank involving bonds with an aggregate principal amount in excess of US$2.8 billion.