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Debt Capital Markets

Our debt capital markets lawyers are highly experienced in helping clients on complex, innovative and often high-profile transactions. 

Our teams advise issuers, underwriters, selling shareholders, sponsors, arrangers, lead managers, originators, dealers, trustees and depositaries across the broad range of capital markets offerings involving Africa-based parties and assets, including equity, equity-linked and debt securities, structured and project financings and securitizations. 

Local insights, global outlook: our teams in 20 African countries understand the specific political, financial, regulatory and economic issues. You also have access to the global resources of an Africa team with more than 200 lawyers in key financial centers including Johannesburg, Casablanca, London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Perth, Hong Kong and Beijing. 

Collaborating with our international derivatives, financial regulation and tax lawyers, our work takes in bond and program structuring and issuance on all major exchanges around the world. This includes London and other European exchanges, JSE Limited and other African exchanges, Japan Stock Exchange, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. 

Key capabilities include: 

  • advising on numerous debt securities offerings in corporate finance and structured finance debt capital markets transactions
  • corporate finance: issuances of investment grade, high-yield, convertible and exchangeable debt securities, eurobonds, debt issuance, commercial paper and Medium Term Note (MTN) programs
  • debt capital markets liability management transactions including consent solicitations, bond tender offers and exchange offers
  • advising banks and insurers on regulatory capital transactions 

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you to achieve your objectives.