Our lawyers regularly advise issuers and underwriters in the debt capital markets on investment grade and high-yield bond offerings, convertible debt offerings, unregistered offerings, shelf registrations and takedowns, medium-term note programs, straight and asset-backed commercial paper programs, Eurobond offerings and cross-border financings. Our lawyers have experience in transactions involving equity-linked debt and near-debt securities, such as convertible notes, exchangeable preferred stock and trust-preferred securities.
Our commercial debt experience includes syndicated and single-bank credit lines, Eurodollar offerings, acquisition finance, institutional note placements and private offerings, structured finance, project finance, off-balance sheet finance, capital leases and other debt and quasi-debt capital instruments.
Our finance lawyers have extensive experience with a wide variety of debt instruments and have substantial experience in senior and subordinated debt, mezzanine financings, and second-lien and bridge financings. Our lawyers have helped revive troubled businesses, protect bondholder investments and retire less favourable debt through exchange offers, consent solicitations and restructurings of the balance sheet. Our clients benefit from our experience in covenant negotiations, knowledge of complex subordination and intercreditor issues and experience in transactions with multiple layers of financing.