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Catherine Andrews is counsel in the firm's Capital Markets group in London. Catherine has extensive international debt capital markets experience, advising local and international clients on conventional and Islamic finance capital market transactions, including securitisations and project bonds.
Catherine has represented and advised dealers, arrangers, underwriters, financial advisers, originators and issuers (both in London and the Middle East) in relation to a wide range of high-value capital markets transactions, including stand alone issues, establishing and maintaining MTN programmes (Reg S and 144A), project bonds, Islamic Sharia-compliant trust certificate issuances and complex securitisations.
Representation of the Republic of Indonesia in connection with the Rule 144a/Regulation S offering of US$1.5 billion sukuk certificates due 2019 under its US$5 billion Trust Certificate Issuance programme. The transaction represents the largest-ever single tranche US$ Sukuk offering by an issuer in Asia.
Representation of Ruwais Power Company PJSC and its sponsors in connection with the Rule 144a/Regulation S offering of US$825 million 6 percent Senior Secured Bonds due 2036 and the related refinancing of the US$2.3 billion Shuweihat 2 IWPP. This transaction represents the first project bond offering by an independent power and water project in the Middle East.
Representation of Saudi Aramco in connection with a US$2 billion Sukuk issuance as part of the proposed US$20 billion financing plan for the construction of the Sadara petrochemical complex. The project also includes two additional Islamic bank facilities.
Representation of the State of Qatar on the US$4 billion two-part bond issuance by SoQ Sukuk A Q.S.C. The offering is the largest US dollar-denominated Sukuk issuance to date and is comprised of a US$2 million tranche of trust certificates due 2018 and a further tranche of US$2 billion trust certificates due 2023.
Representation of Qatar Petroleum on its JPY 85 billion (approximately US$1 billion) Samurai bond offering in Japan, which was Qatar Petroleum’s first ever Japanese yen bond offering and it is the first yen bond offering by a Qatari entity.