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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
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Work Department

Capital markets.


Carter Brod counsels corporations, banks, sovereign governments, investment banks and investors on international capital markets transactions in emerging and developed markets. Dual-qualified in the United States and England and Wales, Carter handles a broad range of securities matters including Eurobond offerings, GDR and other equity offerings, convertible bonds, MTN programmes, high yield notes, regulatory capital instruments and sovereign bonds, as well as restructurings of outstanding debt securities.


Qualified 1993; partner 2012.


University of Pennsylvania law school, 1993, JD; University of Virginia, 1990, BA.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP continues to impress in debt private placements, particularly for insurance companies and other institutional investors, along with sovereign bond offerings and equity offerings by Latin American issuers. The firm is also a prominent player in bondholder-driven restructurings; its clients include HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Prudential and Voya. The practice advised the Republic of Suriname on its $47m, 2018 notes offering; and assisted a group of institutional investors with a $200m private placement financing of senior notes for Peruvian port-operations business Trabajos Maritimos. Other highlights included advising an institutional investor group on an $800m private placement financing for the US subsidiary of AC Bebidas (Coke Mexico). Clients highlight the firm’s extensive contacts in the region giving it the ability to help international banks to ‘directly or indirectly advocate positions for their clients‘. London partner Carter Brod has extensive experience in Latin America capital markets issuances and Hartford partner Daniel Papermaster  is a leading figure in debt private placements. New York’s Timothy DeSieno continues to be at the forefront of bondholder restructurings and along with finance partner Thomas Mellor, who is ‘exceptional‘,  ‘takes highly complex situations and looks at the various aspects for resolution, plainly explaining the options for creditors to implement‘; both ‘are exceptionally hard workers‘, are ‘available for their clients at short notice‘ and ‘have significant relationships within Latin America and are not afraid to leverage those relationships to assist in resolution‘.

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

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Carter BrodMorgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

The London office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP handles the full range of debt capital markets transactions in the EMEA region, including deals listed in the US. It advises on UK, US and EU securities laws and regulations across all industry sectors, and is known for its strength in innovative and technically challenging deals, including the first ever blue bond, as opposed to commoditised capital markets work. The firm also has a major presence in emerging markets debt issuance, and Carter Brod is a key adviser to sovereign entities. Brod is qualified in both US and English law capital and he specialises in advising issuers on DCM transactions including Eurobonds, MTN programmes, sovereign bonds, liability management and convertible bonds. Head of the capital markets and public companies practice Bruce Johnston also plays a key role in large debt transactions.

London > Finance > Emerging markets

(Leading individuals)

Carter BrodMorgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP‘s London office is a central hub for the flow of emerging markets finance work, and it works closely with teams based in Frankfurt, Moscow, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Astana, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. It acts for lenders and borrowers, though it is best known for advising major banks on high-profile cross-border transactions in Russia, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa. It is a prominent player in debt capital markets and its recent work includes landmark debut sovereign bond offerings by Tajikistan and Suriname. Leveraged finance and restructurings are also key pillars of its emerging markets offering. Practice head Bruce Johnston handles a wide range of transactions including workouts and restructurings, acquisition finance and leveraged finance. Carter Brod is a leading light in the DCM space.