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Louise Hennessey

Counsel

London

Hennessey Louise
Louise Hennessey

Counsel

London

Louise has worked on a broad range of debt capital markets transactions including EMTN and GMTN programme establishments and drawdowns, sukuk issuances as well as covered bond transactions, and has acted for lenders, issuers, arrangers, trustees and borrowers.

Louise’s practice mainly focusses on emerging markets debt capital markets issuances and social housing bond finance transactions. Louise has previously worked in Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai and was listed on the HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List in 2020.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Places for People on updates to its GBP2bn EMTN programme.
  • OTP Bank Plc in relation to the establishment of a EUR 5bn EMTN programme.
  • Issuers and arrangers on EMTN/GMTN programme establishments and drawdowns and standalone bond issues in multiple jurisdictions across Europe, MENA and APAC.
  • Issuers and Arrangers on the establishment of, and drawdowns under, a number of covered bond programmes (both statutory and structured) in various jurisdictions including Poland (PKO Bank) Singapore (UOB), Turkey (Yapi, Garanti, Akbank) and Greece (Piraeus).
  • Issuers and Arrangers on the establishment of, and drawdowns under, Islamic MTN programmes and standalone sukuk issuances (including the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Republic of Indonesia, Garuda, Sime Darby).
  • Issuers and multilateral investors on private placements to multilateral investors with specific ESG criteria (including EIB, EIF, EBRD and IFC).
  • Issuers and dealer managers in relation to various liability management exercises.

Experience highlights

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Academic

Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London 2003

Postgraduate Diploma in Law BPP Law School, London 2002

BA (Hons) 1st class, Oriental Studies (Japanese), Queen's College, Oxford University, 2001 (including a year study exchange at Keio University, Tokyo as Mitsubishi scholar)

4 A-Levels and 9 GCSEs

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising investors in respect of a loan note instrument issued by Five Lamps, a UK-based charity and responsible lender offering affordable loans to socially and financially excluded individuals as an alternative solution to high-cost credit.

Awards

Listed on the HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List

100 Women Future Leaders List 2020