Thomas is a senior associate in our Global Transactions team based in Moscow.
Thomas advises regional and international corporates, financial institutions and sovereign/quasi-sovereign entities in connection with a broad range of capital markets, finance and corporate transactions. He has a particular focus on debt, mixed debt/equity offerings, Eurobonds and liability management transactions.
Thomas has previously been based at leading international law firms in Russia, Australia, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. He qualified as a solicitor in 2011 and is a native English speaker.
Advising Emirates on its UK Export Finance backed US$913m Islamic bond. This was the first ever Islamic bond utilised for pre-funded aircraft financing and was a world first for utilising a UK Export Finance backed Islamic bond for aircraft financing. It was also the world’s largest ever capital markets offering in the aviation space with an Export Credit Agency guarantee.*
Advising the arranger and permanent dealers including Barclays Bank, J.P Morgan, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley in connection with the US$10bn Programme for the Issuance of Loan Participation Notes to be issued by but with limited recourse to Rosneft International Finance Limited for the purpose of financing loans to Rosneft.*
Advising the Kingdom of Bahrain in connection with its US$435m Islamic bond followed by its subsequent US$2bn Regulation S/144A compliant Islamic and conventional issuance, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.*
For Inpex and Total in connection with the AU$35bn Inpex Ichthys LNG project financing.*
For J.P Morgan, BNP Paribas (and others) on a US$45bn financing for BHP Billiton's proposed bid to acquire the world's largest fertiliser producer, Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc.*
Advising the arrangers and dealers including HSBC, J.P Morgan, Barclays, UBS and Morgan Stanley in connection with the update of Majid Al Futtaim Group’s dual London and Nasdaq Dubai listed US$3bn GMTN programme and US$1.5bn Islamic bond programme, together with a US$300m tap issuance under the GMTN programme (to be consolidated with an existing US$500m issuance).*