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Roy Pearce

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Roy Pearce is a member of the Firm's Capital Markets Group. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1996 and has worked in the Firm's Almaty, Moscow and London offices. Mr. Pearce advises investment banks and issuers on debt and equity capital markets transactions and debt restructurings, with a focus on securities offerings from emerging markets. He has also advised on a number of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments, principally in the mining, petroleum, and power industries.


Joined Baker McKenzie in Central Asia 1996; admitted to practice in England and Wales 2001; relocated to London in 2003, made partner 2008; relocated to Moscow 2012; relocated to London 2014.


English; French; Polish; Russian


Law Society of England & Wales


Cambridge University (B.A.) (1992); Cambridge University (M.A.) (1995); College of Law at London (L.P.C.) (1999)


Travel; history; geopolitics. Married with three children.

London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Roy Pearce - Baker McKenzie

Within: Debt capital markets

Baker McKenzie's London office is a key hub for emerging markets debt issuance, in which the firm is one of the most prominent players. Frequently acting for first-time issuers, the practice is known for successfully navigating complex political and economic environments to ensure the efficient execution of complex transactions. A key strength is its ability to call on¬†English and US law capability in London, which enables it to handle¬†Rule 144a offerings into the the US market.¬†Adam Farlow¬†¬†focuses mainly on¬†high yield transactions but applies his in-depth knowledge of US securities law on a broad range of debt deals.¬†Simon Porter¬†leads the firm's corporate trust practice and is also regarded as one of the UK's leading experts in Turkish deals. Together, they assisted Deutsche Trustee Company with the restructuring of more than ‚ā¨4bn in outstanding bonds of Abengoa.¬†Roy Pearce¬†is recommended for representing¬†issuers and investment banks in Eurobond issuance and debt restructuring, with a particular focus on offerings from Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS. His recent highlights include acting for mining and steel company¬†Metinvest on the restructuring of $2.3bn of debt.

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High yield

Within: High yield

Baker McKenzie¬†has an¬†integrated US and UK capital markets capability that enables it to advise on European high yield debt from London. Its extensive international network of offices enables it to also play a key role in emerging markets debt, which often uses English law with high yield covenants. Dual US- and UK-qualified¬†Adam Farlow¬†is the key partner and his practice encompasses new money issuance, restructuring and liability management. He frequently acts for both issuers and trustees. Farlow acted alongside¬†Roy Pearce,¬†who focuses on emerging markets issuances and is recommended for his work on English law Eurobonds with high yield style covenant packages, on the $2.2bn restructuring of client Metinvest, a Ukrainian and international mining and steel company, which included the replacement of high yield bonds with new debt offerings.¬†Simon Porter¬†is a key player on the trustee side and frequently handles bond restructurings. Porter and Farlow advised Deutsche Trustee Company on the restructuring of more than ‚ā¨4bn in outstanding bonds of Abengoa, which develops¬†¬†innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructure, energy and water sectors.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited’s capital markets team has a strong offering in the areas of securitisation and derivatives, while also handling equity and debt capital markets. Recent highlights include advising Eurasian Development Bank on an update of its $3.5bn notes programme in accordance with Regulation S and Rule 144A and issue of loan participation notes (LPN) under the programme. Dmitry Dembich and London-based Roy Pearce assisted UBS Investment Bank with an issue of $500m 6.95% subordinated Tier-1 compliant perpetual LPNs under Alfa-Bank’s $5bn euro medium-term note programme (EMTN) programme. In other highlights, Vladimir Dragunov is advising Absolut Bank on the early termination of a securitisation transaction concerning mortgage-backed securities issued in March 2013 for $183m.

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