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  Philip Smith



Philip is a Senior Partner in the firm’s debt capital markets practice and advises both lead managers and issuers on international debt capital markets transactions across a wide range of issuer types (bank, corporate, sovereign and supra-national), regions and industry sectors and his practice includes Regulation S and Rule 144A stand-alone issues, Private Placements, LPNs, MTN programmes, CP and CDs, covered bonds and liability management.

Philip is known for the breadth of his experience which is reflected in his practice which combines investment grade and non-investment grade DCM transactions in the public and the private debt markets, including a focus on emerging market transactions.

Philip is a leading member of the firm’s team developing strategy on the use of technology to realise efficiency gains through the optimisation of processes for financing transactions.  

Philip is ranked as a Notable Practitioner in the Chambers UK legal directory and as a Foreign Expert and a Global Leader in the Chambers global legal directory.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Academic qualifications

LLB, European Legal Studies, University of Bristol, 1992

Published work

Die Going-Public-Grundsätze der Deutschen Börse AG, co-author, Die Aktiengesellschaft, 2002.

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