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Andrew Heathcote

Partner

Financing and capital markets

Good commercial sense and broad experience in the global debt market

Client quotation, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016

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About Andrew Heathcote

Andrew co-leads the firm's global transactions practice in Asia and specialises in debt capital markets and structured finance.

He has acted for arrangers, originators, funders and trustees on a wide range of debt capital markets transactions, including a number of high-profile, innovative and award-winning ones.

Andrew has worked on debt financings across Asia, particularly for numerous Chinese issuers accessing the international debt capital markets.

He also advises on securitisations, tax-structured product transactions and derivatives, while financial institutions seek his help on a range of wholesale market activities, including custody, repo and securities lending and prime brokerage.

Recent work

  • Advising Agricultural Bank of China on the establishment of its $15bn medium-term note programme and several drawdowns under the programme.
  • Advising Shui On Development on numerous senior note issuances, a senior perpetual capital securities issue, tender and exchange offers, and consent solicitation for certain of its outstanding notes.
  • Advising CK Hutchison Holdings on its issuances of €1.35bn of series A and €650m of series B notes.
  • Advising the placing agents and joint lead managers on the issuance by Qingdao City Construction Investment Group of $800m of credit-enhanced bonds and $500m of credit-enhanced senior perpetual capital securities.
  • Advising International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation on its inaugural $2bn short-term sukuk programme.

Qualifications

Education

  • Balliol College, Oxford, UK

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor in England and Wales, and Hong Kong
  • Entitled to practice in Singapore as a registered foreign lawyer