Ghislaino Kamdo

Associate, Dubai



Ghislaino is an associate in the Capital Markets practice based in the UAE. He has experience on a broad range of debt capital markets transaction, including Islamic finance and green (and sustainable) finance, with a focus on the sovereign, sovereign related entities, financial institutions and corporates sectors.

Ghislaino joined the Capital Market group in August 2020 having trained at White & Case, and having spent six months on secondment in the Firm's Capital Markets team in the Dubai office.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School, London
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School, London


Representative transactions include advising:

Representation of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, HSBC Bank plc, Merrill Lynch International and Mizuho International plc as joint lead managers in connection with the issuance of US$500 million 3.250% Notes due 2025 by Hikma Finance USA LLC, a member of the global Hikma Pharmaceuticals group.

Representation of the Global Coordinators and other Managers on DP World's issuance of Sharia-compliant US$1.5 billion, 6.125% Reset Subordinated Perpetual Certificates which uses a Mudaraba structure. The funds raised through the issuance will be used by DP World for its general corporate purposes and to help fund its payment obligations under certain financing arrangements.

Representation of Investment Corporation of Dubai in connection with the US$1 billion issuance of trust certificates by ICD Sukuk Company Limited under its US$2.5 billion trust certificate issuance programme. The trust certificates, which were issued in a single tranche maturing in 2027, were offered pursuant to Regulation S and are listed on the Nasdaq Dubai and on the Irish Stock Exchange, and have a profit rate of five percent per annum.

Representation of the Republic of Indonesia (RoI) on the 2020 update of its Rule 144A/Reg S US$25 billion trust certificate issuance programme and the subsequent US$2.5 billion triple tranche sukuk offering under the program. The offering involved the issuance of a tranche of US$1 billion sukuk, a tranche of US$750 million sukuk and a tranche of US$750 million Green sukuk, the proceeds of which are to be exclusively used to finance and refinance Eligible Green Projects.