Jessica Sorah

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3950
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3950
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Jessica Sorah

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Biography

Jessica Sorah is a banking and finance lawyer based in London.

Jessica focuses on corporate trust transactions and advises issuers and trustees on a broad range of general debt and capital markets transactions, including bond issuances, structured finance transactions and project finance transactions.

She was previously seconded to a corporate services provider in London and a regulatory authority in Saudi Arabia.


Professional experience

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Advising:

  • Deutsche Bank as trustee - in relation to the amendment of various series of note issuances under the Penarth Medium Term Note Programme to extend and convert the interest rate from LIBOR to SONIA.
  • A major financial institution - on large scale due diligence exercise of over 4,000 loan facility agreements in relation to the cessation of the London Interbank Offered Rate and replacement with RFRs.
  • The bond trustee, paying agents and account banks - in relation to Assured Guaranty wrapped project bond financings for student accommodation at various UK higher education providers.
  • The issuers and trustees - on restructuring of a number of high-profile legacy securitizations.
  • Intercreditor agent, security agents and account banks - in relation to a group of 13 solar PV projects totalling 800MW of capacity within the second round of Egypt's solar feed-in tariff (FiT) programme in Benban Solar Park.
  • Offshore security trustee - in relation to the $650m financing of development of the Jubail 3A Independent Water Project plant to be developed by ACWA Power in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • A leading investment bank as arranger - on the issuance of a £200m bond to finance the construction of student accommodation for a UK university.
  • ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water production plants - on its SAR2.8bn sukuk, the first Islamic bond issuance by the company.
  • The government of Pakistan - on its latest sovereign bond issuance offered under Rule 144A and Regulation S and listed on the London Stock Exchange.