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Tudor Plapcianu is a capital markets lawyer based in London. He has acted on a broad range of international capital markets, financing and corporate transactions for sovereigns, public and private issuers and investment banks.
Tudor's transactional experience includes sovereign and high yield bond issuances, medium term note programmes, commercial paper programmes, securitisations, financial restructuring transactions, exchange offers, tender offers, consent solicitations, rights offerings and structured trade and commodity finance.
Tudor has acted for clients operating in the financial services, energy, aviation, rail, shipping and telecoms sectors, as well as sovereigns.
- Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
- Ecobank Transnational Incorporated – on its issuance of U.S.$150,000,000 floating rate reset convertible notes due 2022 on 19 October 2017 which were admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's International Securities Market.
- The dealers – on Québec's syndicated issue on 21 September 2017 of U.S.$1,250,000,000 Floating Rate Notes under Québec's U.S. MTN Programme which were listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's Euro MTF market.
- AIG and Standard Chartered Bank – on the establishment of a trade receivables purchase facility, with the purchase and settlement of the trade receivables being facilitated by a distributed ledger technology (blockchain) platform. The platform was established between AIG, Standard Chartered Bank and a logistics company and is the first trade finance platform to involve an automated offering and settlement platform underpinned by distributed ledger technology. The platform provides for accelerated cashflow to the logistics company, builds in a monitoring process to validate eligibility of offered receivables, is modularised to streamline operational changes to the trade finance platform to meet parties' operational flexibility requirements and has the underlying invoices insured by AIG.
- The initial purchasers – on Venator Finance S.à r.l's. and Venator Materials Corporation's issue of U.S.$375,000,000 notes on 14 July 2017 which were offered in connection with the initial public offering of Venator Materials PLC. The notes were offered under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.
- The dealer and arranger (HSBC Bank plc) – on the renewal of Freshwater Finance plc's GBP5,000,000,000 Limited Recourse Secured Debt Issuance Programme on 30 June 2017 (listed on the Irish Stock Exchange's Global Exchange Market).
- The dealer and arranger (HSBC Bank plc) – on the renewal of STARTS (Ireland) plc's U.S.$50,000,000,000 Limited Recourse Secured Debt Issuance Programme on 10 May 2017 (listed on the Irish Stock Exchange's Global Exchange Market).
- The Kingdom of Bahrain – on its U.S.$1 billion eurobond and U.S.$1 billion sukuk issuances, each of which closed on 12 October 2016. The eurobonds and the sukuk were each admitted to listing on the Official List of the Irish Stock Exchange and to trading on the Irish Stock Exchange plc's regulated market. The 12 year eurobonds and the 8 year sukuk were offered under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.
- The dealers – on the renewal of Québec's U.S.$22 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme on 31 May 2016 (listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's Euro MTF market).
- The dealers – on the renewal of National Bank of Canada's U.S.$8 billion Euro Note Programme on 10 March 2016 (dual listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's regulated and Euro MTF markets).
- The joint-lead managers – on the issue of EUR1 billion notes by The Toronto-Dominion Bank on 8 March 2016 (listed on the London Stock Exchange's regulated market).
- The arrangers and the dealers – on the update of Bank of Montreal's U.S.$20 billion Euro Note Issuance Programme on 22 January 2016 (listed on the London Stock Exchange's regulated market).
- The Republic of Angola – on its U.S.$1.5 billion debut sovereign bond issuance in November 2015. The notes were admitted to trading on the Irish Stock Exchange's regulated market and were offered under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.