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.
Sources say: "The team are excellent and offer a comprehensive, pragmatic and top-quality work product."
Another commentator notes: "Their strengths are their client knowledge, integrity, collegiality, internal communication and capacity to deliver on time."
Advised Saudi Aramco on its multi-tranche USD12 billion debt offering as well as on its IPO, the world's largest to date.
advises companies and banks on a mixture of IPOs and rights issues. "He can cover a very complex issue and break it down in a simple way." "He is able to produce an answer very quickly to any kind of question."
is a consultant at the firm and has experience representing governments and international financial institutions. "He is one of the pioneers in the field."
is recognised for his expertise in advising and representing sovereign issuers, particularly in the emerging markets, on debt offerings. His focus is on mandates involving Eastern European and CIS countries.
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 a very proactive lawyer."
is notably adept at advising on bond issuances in the context of acquisition financings. His client base is broad and includes a mix of issuers, hedge funds and banks. "James is an excellent lawyer with very strong analytical skills and a wide array of experiences." "He is very good technically."
is recognised for her expertise handling high-yield debt transactions for issuers and banks. She acts on behalf of European corporate groups seeking to access US capital markets.
maintains a well-regarded practice advising financial institutions and companies on everything from IPOs to share buy-backs.
Alongside her adept handling of equity transactions in the Middle East for oil and gas clients, Laura Sizemore
frequently represents a broader range of companies and financial institutions across the ECM markets. "She is level-headed, sensible and experienced."
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 very pragmatic, very easy to work with and knows the law." "She is super experienced, really hands-on, very knowledgeable and very commercial."
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.