Capabilities
Corporate and Finance

Sovereign Finance

We assist and advise our sovereign clients in numerous financial transactions, including registered and Rule 144A/Reg S offerings of debt and equity securities, complex exchange offers and cash tender offers, derivative transactions, and project and syndicated financing. We have led innovation in sovereign bond documentation with aggregated collective action and equal ranking clauses and pioneered in the areas of US AID-guaranteed, sukuk and diaspora bonds and sub-sovereign finance.

Our firm has a long and distinguished history of advising sovereigns and sub-sovereigns with respect to their financial affairs, both new money and liability management transactions, including sovereign debt restructuring. We have been active in representing the ministries of finance and central banks of many countries for four decades and have designed and implemented novel and complex financing structures. 

We have represented and advised a number of the world's most prominent multilateral and bilateral financial institutions, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, OPIC, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the Bank for International Settlements, in significant financial transactions and other novel legal assignments. We also have extensive experience dealing with multilateral and bilateral lenders on behalf of sovereign and private sector borrowers.

Experience

Republic of Panama Bond offering with collective action clause

Represented sovereign in US$1.25 billion bond offering with a collective action clause with aggregation.

Hungary SEC-registered offering

Represented sovereign in a US$3 billion offering of global notes.

Republic of Kenya Debut offering

Represented sovereign in its US$2 billion debut international bond issue.

Republic of Azerbaijan Debut offering

Represented sovereign in its US$1.25 billion debut offering.

Republic of Colombia Bond offering with collective action clause

Represented sovereign in US$1.5 billion bond offering with a collective action clause with aggregation.

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Recognition

Chambers Global
Capital Markets (Latin America-wide) (2012-2018)
Capital Markets: Securitisation (USA) (2016-2018)
Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (USA) (2013-2017)
Capital Markets: Experts Based Abroad (Latin America-wide) (2012-2013)
Chambers Latin America
Capital Markets (2011-2017)
The Legal 500 UK
Finance: Debt Capital Markets (2011-2017)
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