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Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
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Capital Markets
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London > Finance > Debt capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Mark Walsh – Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is viewed by one client as ‘the standout UK debt capital markets practice — seamlessly integrating US and UK issues‘. Another remarks that the firm is ‘exceptional in terms of understanding the client’s needs‘. The European capital markets group is best known for its work with US and Asia-Pacific issuers accessing European markets, as well as European issuers accessing US markets. It handles a strong flow of investment grade debt issuance, as well as liability management deals and debt restructuring. David Howe, who ‘has a keen eye for assessing legal risk, deep technical experience, market knowledge and the ability to come up with highly innovative solutions‘, leads the practice along with Mark Walsh, who leads the US law practice in London. Howe and counsel Benedetta Pacifico acted for joint bookrunners and joint lead managers, among them Citigroup Global Markets Singapore and Deutsche Bank, in the $850m issuance of green subordinated perpetual non-call 5-year securities by global investment manager GLP Pte, proceeds from which will refinance eligible green projects.