Tudor Plapcianu

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2889
London
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 2889
Tudor Plapcianu

Tudor Plapcianu

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Biography

Tudor is an associate in the structured trade and commodity finance team in our London office.

Tudor has experience of a wide range of banking and finance transactions. He focuses on cross-border trade and receivables finance, and structured finance and securitisations transactions in emerging and developed markets.

Tudor's transactional experience includes: receivables purchase facilities; insured receivables financings; invoice discounting and other forms of supply chain finance; inventory financing; securities lending; off-balance sheet financings; securitisations; high-yield bond issuances; debt issuance programmes; and financial restructuring transactions.

Tudor has acted for clients operating in the financial services, energy, rail and shipping sectors, as well as sovereigns.


Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Ecobank Transnational Incorporated – on its issuance of US$150m floating rate reset convertible notes, due 2022, and admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's International Securities Market
  • The dealers – on the syndicated issue on 21 September 2017 of US$1.25bn floating rate notes under Québec's US MTN Programme, 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 initial purchasers – on Venator Finance's and Venator Materials Corporation's issue of US$375m notes on 14 July 2017, which were offered in connection with the initial public offering of shares in Venator Materials. The notes were offered under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the US Securities Act of 1933
  • The dealer and arranger HSBC Bank – on the renewal of Freshwater Finance's £5bn 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 – on the renewal of STARTS (Ireland)'s US$50bn 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 US$1bn eurobond and US$1bn 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's regulated market. The 12-year eurobonds and the 8-year Sukuk were offered under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the US Securities Act of 1933.
  • The dealers – on the renewal of Québec's US$22bn 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 US$8bn 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 €1bn 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 US$20bn euro note issuance programme on 22 January 2016 (listed on the London Stock Exchange's regulated market)
  • The Republic of Angola – on its US$1.5bn 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 US Securities Act of 1933.
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