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What the team is known for

Provides skilled representation across DCM, ECM and high-yield capital markets transactions. Especially recognised for cross-border work, with an extremely strong presence in European capital markets as well as the Middle East, Africa and other emerging markets. Areas of particular specialism include sovereign deals, debt restructurings and equity listings for EMEA issuers. Routinely sought after for advice on high-value regulatory capital matters and liability management work.

Strengths

A source comments: "They are dedicated, brilliant at executing short deadlines and knowledgeable in both international and domestic law."

A client remarks: "They are very high-quality across different jurisdictions; it's a very good firm."

An interviewee notes: "The firm delivers consistently and provides a very high level of service."

Work highlights

Advised the Republic of Zambia on its USD12 billion Eurobond debt restructuring package.

Notable practitioners

Bob Lehner advises companies and banks on a mixture of IPOs and rights issues.
"He is very capable."

Ian Clark is recognised for his expertise in advising and representing sovereign issuers, particularly in the emerging markets, on debt offerings. His focus is on deals involving Eastern European and CIS countries. 
"His practical expertise is great and he is very focused on the details that matter in sovereign situations."

Inigo Esteve has built a noteworthy ECM practice advising clients on high-value, market-leading deals. His clients include corporate groups in the energy and natural resources sector, as well as leading financial institutions.
"He is an extremely good capital markets lawyer."

Jonathan Parry maintains a well-regarded practice advising financial institutions and companies on everything from IPOs to share buy-backs.
"He is very strong technically, has a nice touch with clients and is easy to work with."

Laura Sizemore is head of White & Case's EMEA capital markets practice. She represents large corporates and financial institutions on deals across the ECM market.
"She is fantastic. She's super commercial and incredibly pragmatic."

Melissa Butler stands out for her market-leading work advising sovereign entities on bond issuances, with notable strength working for African governments. She also regularly works with leading investment banks and corporate issuers.
"She is fantastic and does a great job." "She has a wealth of emerging market experience, is a pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable."

Richard Pogrel regularly advises clients on a variety of DCM matters including debt restructurings and green bond issuances. He is noted for his range of expertise advising both banks and issuers.
"He's a hard-working partner who is very client-focused, always delivers what he promises, and whose work product is excellent." "He is extremely approachable, very practical and delightful to work with."

Stuart Matty leads the team's work on high-value and complex debt issuances. He is highly adept at handling bond financing for a mix of sovereign and corporate issuers.
"He is incredibly commercial, knows emerging markets and is very helpful." "He is very established and experienced."

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Capital Markets

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5 Old Broad Street

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Greater London

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK

Capital Markets: Debt


Melissa Butler
Band 1
Richard Pogrel
Band 4
Stuart Matty
Band 1

Capital Markets: Equity


Bob Lehner
Associates to watch
Inigo Esteve
Band 3

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