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Carey Olsen handles a range of bond and note issuances, as well as stock exchange listings. Simon Marks’s expertise covers retail debt securitisations. Kate Andrews, a new partner, also leads on note placements. Clients include issuers, well-known banks and investment funds.

Mourant Ozannes advises blue-chip clients on debt capital markets matters, including structured finance note issuances. James Hill and senior associate Andrew Salisbury advised Polyus Gold on a $500m issuance of LSE-listed bonds. Robert Hickling advised Shire on a dollar-denominated bond issuance. Other clients include Greencore Funding, which Hill advised on Greencore Group’s note issuance; AA Bond Co, which Hickling advised on an update to its multi-currency note programme including a tender offer; and CVC Credit Partners.

Ogier is ‘immensely experienced and approachable, with extensive expertise in listings on The International Stock Exchange (TISE)’. Daniel Richards, who relocated to Jersey from the firm’s Luxembourg office, acted alongside Peter Longstaffe and Chula O’Donoghue for Claire’s Accessories on the listing of £52.2m of loan notes on TISE. Bruce MacNeil is ‘very responsive, technically good and easy to deal with’ – he advised IDB Trust Services on a sukuk issuance; he also acted with O'Donoghue for an SPV owned by Polymer Additives on a €34m listing of notes on TISE for the purposes of purchasing Akcros Holdings. Katrina Edge, who heads the firm’s banking and finance practice, led a team including O’Donoghue and Matthew Gilley acting for Tarsus Group on its listing of shares in London using a cashbox structure. The firm also acts as jurisdictional counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). Christopher Byrne has left the firm. Simon Felton joined from Mourant Ozannes.

Appleby’s James Gaudin and Andrew Weaver handle a range of matters concerning bond and note issuances, and modifications to existing schemes. Weaver advised Citigroup, and other initial purchasers, on the issuance and listing of $900m and €1bn of TISE-listed notes by Adient, the former car interiors business of Johnson Controls. Gaudin advised the bondholder committee of Consolidated Minerals regarding the restructuring and enforcement of security over $400m of notes. Other clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase and Concordia International Corporation.

Bedell Cristin is ‘very strong – a go-to firm for structured deals’. Alasdair Hunter is ‘very responsive and knowledgeable in relation to relevant Jersey law matters and securitisation generally’ – his work includes advising on nine-figure securitisations. In addition, he, along with the firm’s Guernsey office, advised The Channel Islands Securities Exchange Limited on an equity listing on TISE. Other clients include Morgan Stanley, which Hunter advised on its role as sole placement agent regarding Quotient’s issuance of $120m of senior secured loan notes. Mark Dunlop has prime brokerage expertise. Shane Hollywood is now a managing director in Ocorian, a trust company spun off by the firm.

Hatstone Lawyers’s Hannes Botha and Carl O’Shea advise issuers on nine-figure TISE listings. The pair advised Escher Marwick on listing £500m of secured medium-term notes due over two timeframes, and Audley Funding on a £200m secured note programme, including notes in euros, US dollars and pounds. Alex Carus is a new hire from Walkers Jersey.

Voisin is ‘fast to respond, taking a pragmatic approach and providing useful, concise advice on a range of capital markets and securitisation issues’. Associate Howard O’Toole is ‘a very knowledgeable lawyer’ and acted alongside English solicitor Kate Anderson for General Funding Limited on a €229m commercial paper programme concerning French short-term debt instruments used to purchase debt-backed securities.

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