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Neil Dixon

Capital Markets Partner, London

I am a capital markets lawyer who advises on a broad range of debt capital markets products. Alongside my general practice, I have developed a particular interest in bank and insurance regulatory capital, corporate hybrid bonds and resolution planning matters.

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Neil advises financial institutions and corporate clients on a broad range of debt capital markets transactions, including international debt offerings, bank and insurance regulatory capital, hybrid bonds, equity-linked debt, liability management transactions, private placements and medium-term note and commercial paper programmes.

Neil has a particular focus on regulatory and corporate hybrid capital issuance as well as other prudential regulatory matters such as ring-fencing and resolution planning.

Work highlights

Neil has led on many major debt capital markets transactions. These include advising:

  • the dealer managers on the €2.1bn Eurobank recapitalisation
  • the dealer managers on the bondholder consent solicitations relating to the re-domiciliation of Nordea Bank from Sweden to Finland

  • the US$450m debt issue by Qatar Reinsurance Company, the first ever insurance regulatory capital issuance in Central Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa
  • on bank capital issuance and senior funding by, among others, ANZ, Coventry, Coopeuch, Investec, Julius Baer, KBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Nationwide and Nordea
  • on insurance regulatory capital issuance by, among others, AG Insurance, Beazley, esure, Ethias, Generali, Legal & General, Liverpool Victoria, Lloyd’s of London, Phoenix Group, Royal London and Scottish Widows, as well as Solvency II-compliant ancillary own funds structures and standby debt issuance facilities for insurers
  • on corporate hybrid transactions by, among others, Akelius, BG Group, Centrica, ENEL, Iberdrola, J Sainsbury, Solvay, Telefonica and Vattenfall

Professional experience

Neil is a mentor for the 30% Club scheme in the City of London, the aim of which is to offer cross-company, cross-sector mentoring to women.

Neil is a contributing author to the Linklaters thought leadership report, Restoring Confidence – the Changing European Banking Landscape.

Education and qualifications

Neil studied law at, and holds a diploma in professional legal practice from, the University of Edinburgh.