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Ukraine deals warrants VRI first for PJT Partners

Ukraine deals warrants VRI first for PJT Partners

April 1, 2016

Negotiating through dangerous territory in the restructuring of Ukrainian sovereign debt, PJT Partners' EMEA restructuring team opted to utilise a value recovery instrument in a novel way, to the satisfaction of parties on either side of the deal. 

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Morgan Stanley steers Clydesdale double sale

March 1, 2016

Morgan Stanley, the sole sponsor for National Australia Bank's demerger and dual-listing of its UK subsidiary, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, had to navigate a complex deal structure and a sharp sell-off in banking stocks.

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Towers Watson and Willis Group pull off a merger of equals

February 1, 2016

The merger of HR consultancy Towers Watson and insurance broker Willis Group raised plenty of cross-border challenges for their legal advisers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher on both sides of the Atlantic. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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LCH-Clearnet US chief plays the innovation game

January 4, 2016

David Weisbrod, US chief executive of LCH-Clearnet, speaks to Michael Watt about new product launches for 2016, and the dangers posed by over-zealous regulation. 

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Bibby Financial takes the securitisation route to new financing

January 4, 2016

With the cost of bank financing growing, the UK's Bibby Financial Services was left with two choices: become a bank or securitise its debt. It chose the latter, and the results so far have been encouraging.

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HSBC breaks new ground with onshore Chinese bond issuance

January 4, 2016

The liberalisation of Chinese capital markets continues apace as HSBC becomes one of the first foreign banks to issue onshore bonds in China. 

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

Standard Bank brings second Namibian bond to market

December 1, 2015

Namibia has weathered the emerging markets storm to issue only the second-ever government bond, a deal that Standard Bank helped to arrange after acting as joint-bookrunner on the country's inaugural bond. Edward Russell-Walling reports. 

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JPMorgan finds European equities still resilient after 2015 turbulence

November 2, 2015

European equities stayed strong in 2015 despite events in Greece and China. Klauss Hessberger and Achintya Mangla, co-heads of European ECM at JP Morgan, talk to Michael Watt about their team's activity during these tricky periods. 

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UBS stays active as Greek crisis hampers European debt market activity

September 1, 2015

The renewal of the Greek crisis at the end of the second quarter of 2015 had many in the debt capital markets ducking for cover, but UBS stayed active and pushed through a number of large, innovative deals. 

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HSBC sustainable finance chief leads efforts to expand ethical investment market

September 1, 2015

The global head of public sector and sustainable financing at HSBC, Ulrik Ross, has helped to oversee the recently launched appendix to the Green Bonds Principles. He speaks to Michael Watt about the impact of this development and the health of the GSS bonds market in general.

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