Sitting in the respected team of advisors to corporate finance trustees within the International Debt Capital Markets practice, Jill Barraclough’s practice focuses on advice to trustees and a range of other service providers across all major corporate finance and structured debt products, including master trust programmes, securitisation and loan participation notes, and post-issue matters, including the exercise of powers and discretions, consensual and enforcement-led restructuring.
Jill's experience also includes advising a number of corporate and sovereign issuers of listed debt on straight debt issues as well as financial institutions on updates to their structured programmes or stand-alone securitisations. Jill spent two years working in Asia advising all major trustee and agency providers in the region on a wave of corporate bond defaults, associated enforcements and restructurings. These efforts gained pan-Asian recognition at the IFLR Asia Awards 2015 where advice to the trustee of the Suzlon FCCBs resulted in a Restructuring Award. Jill also advised various other stakeholders in bond restructurings and continues to provide advice in the Asia-Pacific region since her return to the UK in Autumn 2014.
As an associate, Jill was seconded to Citi's transaction management group in London and worked on a number of structured financings, gaining an insight into the cash flow and closing mechanics on complex transactions. Since returning to London, Jill has continued to work primarily within the corporate trusts team, notably on the Towergate Insurance restructuring and the on-going dialogue between holders of Ukraine's sovereign debt and the trustees of that debt. Other recent advisory roles have included assessing the practical impact – at document and strategy level – of a rapidly changing regulatory environment for service providers.