Jessica Oliver

Associate, London



Jessica is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. She has experience representing sovereign, public and private issuers and underwriters on a range of equity and debt capital market transactions.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School


Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School


Oxford University


the Republic of Ghana on the establishment of its Global Medium Term Note Programme and issuance thereunder of U.S.$3 billion of amortising Notes in three tranches pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S. The Notes are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Concurrently with the Programme establishment and Notes issuance, we represented the Republic of Ghana on a tender offer pursuant to which Ghana re-purchased approximately U.S.$280 million of outstanding bonds due 2023. 

the State of Qatar as issuer on its triple-tranche offering of sovereign bonds worth US$12 billion. The offering comprised US$2 billion bonds due 2024, US$4 billion bonds due 2029 and US$6 billion bonds due 2049. Barclays, Credit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, QNB Capital, and Standard Chartered Bank managed the issue. The bonds were granted dual-listing between the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and Taipei Exchange. 

the Republic of Uzbekistan represented by the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the establishment GMTN Programme and inaugural Reg S/Rule 144A dual-tranche US$1 billion bond offering. 

The Federal Republic of Nigeria on: the update of its GMTN Programme and subsequent Reg S/144A offering of US$1.12 billion 7.625% notes due 2025, U.S.$1 billion 8.747% notes due 2031 and US$750 million 9.248% notes due 2049,  the issue of US$3 billion in dual series notes under its GMTN programme. The notes comprise a US$1.5 billion 10-year series, 6.500% coupon and a US$1.5 billion 30-year series 7.625% coupon and the establishment (and upsize) of a US$1.5 billion GMTN Programme and subsequent Reg S/144A offering of US$1 billion 7.875% notes due 2032 (and further US$500 million tap issuance in respect thereof). 

Represented the Republic of Ghana in connection with the issuance of US$1 billion 7.625% Amortising Notes due 2029 and US$1 billion 8.627% Amortising Notes due 2049, issued pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A of the Securities Act, and the related tender offer for their outstanding US$750 million 9.250% Amortising Notes due 2022. 

Eskom in connection with the update of their GMTN programme and a 144A new issue together with a tender offer in connection with certain outstanding notes. 

The State of Qatar on its US$9 billion offering of bonds pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A in three tranches. This offering was at the time the largest offering by a GCC sovereign issuer. 

Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Standard Chartered Bank, as Joint Lead Managers, in connection with United Bank for Africa's standalone Reg S/Rule 144A offering of US$500 million 7.750% Notes due 2022. 

The sole global coordinator and bookrunner on the issuance of £2.0 billion secured limited recourse mandatorily exchangeable bonds by Volcan Holdings PLC, mandatorily exchangeable into ordinary shares of Anglo American plc. 

IHS Towers as issuer on the offering of US$800 million 9.500% senior notes due 2021 and the tender offer and consent solicitation in respect of their outstanding US$250 million 8.375% guaranteed senior notes due 2019. 

CETIN Finance B.V. as issuer and Ceská telekomunikacní infrastruktura a.s. as guarantor on the establishment of a €2 billion EMTN programme and subsequent issue of €625 million 1.423% guaranteed notes due 2021, CZK 3 billion 0.200% guaranteed notes due 2017 and CZK 4.86 billion 1.250% guaranteed notes due 2023.