Tomas acts for leading investment banks, issuers, borrowers on a broad range of debt capital markets and financial restructuring transactions in Western, Central and Eastern Europe,the CIS, the Middle East and Africa, including in relation to Reg S and the Rule 144a bond and loan participation note issues, EMTN programmes, hybrid securities, ECP programmes, asset-backed MTN programmes and structured notes.

    Tomas can advise with respect to listing requirements on regulated and exchange-regulated markets and financial regulatory aspects applicable to issues of securities, such as offering restrictions, market abuse and transparency rules.

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    • Advising Dana Gas PJSC on the restructuring of its US$700 million ordinary and exchangeable sukuk, due October 2017.
    • Advised the Dubai Department of Finance in relation to a US$3.1 billion term loan facility that will fund a 15-kilometre extension of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the Dubai Expo 2020 site. As part of the project, 50 trains will be purchased with 15 for the Expo service and 35 to upgrade the metro system.
    • Advising Nadra Bank in connection with the restructuring of US$60 million loan participation notes and its bilateral and syndicated trade finance facilities.
    • Advising a leading CIS investment bank in relation to the formation of a leveraged US$500 million private equity fund focused on investments in sub-Saharan Africa and the acquisition of mining assets.
    • Advising a number of investors in relation to their participation in the Private Sector Initiative relating to Greece’s €259 billion debt restructuring.
    • Advising Qatar Holding on its US$2.7 billion investment in bonds of Banco Santander exchangeable into domestic units of Banco Santander Brasil.
    • Advising Samruk Kazyna on the consensual restructuring of the US$12.5 billion financial indebtedness of BTA Bank, the second largest bank in Kazakhstan.
    • Advising Qatar Holding, the principal holding company of the Qatar Investment Authority, in connection with its investment of over US$6 billion (CHF10 billion) in ordinary shares, mandatory convertible securities and perpetual tier 1 capital notes of  Credit Suisse Group.
    • Advising Saudi Hollandi Capital in connection with a private placement by Saudi Hollandi Bank of SAR775 million (US$207 million) Mudaraba certificates due 2018 callable with step up in 2013 qualifying as Tier II capital for Saudi Arabian regulatory purposes. Awarded Equity Deal of the Year 2008 at the annual Islamic Finance News Awards.
    • Advising Goldman Sachs International on a pre-IPO structured financing for an Egyptian property development company (Palm Hills).
    • Advising Renaissance Capital on the establishment of its notes, LPN and warrants programme and its asset backed MTN programme and issues of equity linked notes and loan participation notes thereunder.
    • Advising Renaissance Capital on stand-alone bonds, structured notes, LPNs, warrants and certificates.
    • Advising UBS in relation to LPN issues (including a lower tier 2 issue) of Alfa Bank Ukraine.
    • Advising KKB on the substitution of the issuer with the guarantor as primary obligor under various guaranteed bond issues and LPNs.
    • Advising UBS on the establishment of the Astana Finance ECP programme.
    • Advising Oceanic Bank (a Nigerian bank) in relation to a structured loan.
    • Advising JPMorgan in relation to a consent solicitation of the holders of Ghana Telecom (asset backed) bonds following its acquisition by Vodafone.
    • Advising Industrial Union of Donbass (Ukrainian steel company) on a consent solicitation of holders of its LPNs.
    • Advising Angel Trains in relation to a consent solicitation of holders of its bonds.
    • Advising Barcap on the Telefonica EMTN programme and issues thereunder including issues of four tranches in December 2005 related to the acquisition of O2.
    • Advising Banco Santander on the establishment of its asset backed MTN programme and issues of credit linked notes thereunder.
    • Advising Abbey on the establishment of its asset backed MTN programme and issues of credit linked notes thereunder.
    • Advising a number of different major investment banks on various Tier 1 and Tier 2 capital transactions and stand-alone bond issues for Banco Santander, National Bank of Greece, Banco Popular, Bancaja, Banco Commercial Portugues and others.
    • Advising Morgan Stanley as arranger of the Caja Madrid EMTN programme.
    • Advising BBVA and Credit Agricole on an issue by Caminhos de Ferro of floating rate notes guaranteed by the Republic of Portugal.
    • Advising Morgan Stanley on the annual updates of the Banco Santander EMTN programme.
    • Advising Banco Santander on the establishment of its warrants programme.
    • Advising Banco Santander on a bond issue by comunidad autonoma Castilla La Mancha.
    • Advising Banco Santander on the establishment of the Banco Santander Chile Reg S / 144A MTN programme.
    • Advising Banesto on the establishment of its structured notes programme (Irish-incorporated, tax resident in Spain) and structured note issues thereunder.
    • Advising a Spanish caja de ahorros as investment manager of a CLO issue.
    • Advising Lehman Brothers as arranger of Telefonica’s ECP programme.
    • Advising Citibank on a number of Citibank Portugal credit linked note issues.
    • Advising HSBC Bank on the establishment of the HSBC Bank Brasil EMTN programme.
    • Advising Merrill Lynch on a number of asset backed credit linked note issues under the SPIRES programme.

    Education

    • College of Law, L.P.C., 1995
    • University of Warwick, LL.B., 1993

    Admissions

    • England and Wales (solicitor), 1997

    Languages

    • English
    • Spanish

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