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London > Finance > High yield

(Rising stars)

Anna SorokaWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP has ‘deep knowledge and experience of high yield bonds‘ and one client remarks that ‘the team is client-focused and always provides an excellent service, and is readily available to answer questions under pressure and in a quick timeframe‘. US-qualified partner Jill Christie, formerly Concannon, leads the practice; her work focuses on advising private equity sponsors and their finance providers. With Gilles Teerlinck, she acted for Energean Israel Finance Ltd., a finance subsidiary of London-based independent oil and gas company Energean PLC, on its $2.5bn offering of Rule 144A/Reg S high yield senior secured notes. ‘Outstanding practitioner’ James Greene advised International Game Technology PLC (Issuer) in connection with its issuance of $750m in Senior Secured Notes. Monica Holden has extensive experience advising issuers, sponsors and underwriters on corporate high yield bond transactions across multiple sectors. Senior associate Anna Soroka also plays a key role in the practice.

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

(Rising stars)

Anna SorokaWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP has ‘hardworking partners and associates who make a very experienced and solution-driven team‘. The firm is a leading player in emerging markets debt issuances, and also has a market-leading sovereign debt practice. Its combination of US and English law capability in London has helped it to extend the scope of its work in recent years, giving it a strong presence in key areas including regulatory capital trades, green and ESG-related bonds, inaugural investment grade debt issues, and liability management transactions. The standout practitioners are Melissa Butler, whose recent work includes $3.25bn of issuance by the Republic of Ghana under its GMTN programme; Ian Clark, who assisted Qatar Energy with a $12.5bn offering of notes, which was the largest emerging markets debt transaction of 2021; Stuart Matty, who is ‘a fine operator‘ and who advised Ukrenergo on its $825m sustainability-linked bond; Richard Pogrel (who has ‘a pragmatic approach to solving any issues arising and a wealth of experience in complex situations‘) and newly promoted partner Neha Saran. Associate Anna Soroka also plays a key role in the practice.