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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Capital Markets


Specialist in Capital Markets transactions including equity and equity-linked securities issues, as well as issues of other debt and hybrid capital securities.


2014 – Partner, Linklaters London
2008 – 2014 Partner, Linklaters Dubai
2003 – 2008 Managing Associate, Capital Markets Department (Equity and Debt Markets Group), Linklaters London
2002 – 2003 Managing Associate, Capital Markets Department, Linklaters Hong Kong
2002 – Admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong
2000 – 2002 Registered Foreign Lawyer, Capital Markets Department, Linklaters Hong Kong
1998 – 2000 Assistant Solicitor, Capital Markets Department, Linklaters London
1998 – Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
1996 – 1998 Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters London and Linklaters Hong Kong 


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong


1994 – 1995 The College of Law, Chester, England, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
1991 – 1994 Oxford University, England, B.A. (Hons) Jurisprudence

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Tunisia > Foreign firms

Linklaters Business Services’s centralised team in Paris leads the firm’s Africa work with assistance from its offices in London and the United Arab Emirates. Highlights included the team advising Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT) on the sale of its 35% stake in Société Nationale des Télécommunications (Tunisie Telecom), and London-based Richard O’Callaghan acting for J.P. Morgan Securities as lead manager on a €850m notes issuance by Banque Centrale de Tunisie. TMT specialist Tanguy Van Overstraeten and Marc Petitier from the Paris office are recommended.

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

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Richard O’Callaghan

Linklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP‘s debt capital markets practice has a 40-year history in London, during which time it has become one of the leading firms for all kinds of debt product, including complex and innovative bond structures. It has one of the largest practices in the City, led by Elaine Keats, who handles standalone debt offerings, retail bonds and EMTN programmes. The firm is a recognised leader in liability management, equity-linked bonds and regulatory capital transactions. It is also a key player in emerging market debt, green bonds and the nascent area of sustainability and social bonds. Its team comprises seven UK DCM partners, two US-qualified partners and two counsels in London. Richard Levy is ‘the best in town – very technical and commercial, he delivers on client needs‘. Ben Dulieu is a standout practitioner for equity-linked transactions. Cecil Quillen and Carson Welsh excel in US securities and regulatory capital trades, respectively. The ‘highly skilled and responsiveRichard O’Callaghan has significant MENA and emerging markets expertise. ‘The team is the most knowledgeable and skilled in this area, bar none‘, remarks one client.