Indira Birkwood


Indira Birkwood leads our BVI banking and finance practice in the EMEA region, based out of our London office.

She advises leading onshore law firms, major international financial institutions, multinational corporations and real estate investment companies and specialises in all aspects of financing. Her particular areas of expertise include cross-border structured finance, real estate finance, emerging market debt, structured debt, asset finance, project finance, capital markets, Islamic finance and acquisition finance transactions.

Prior to joining our London office in 2008, Indira was based in our BVI office for 10 years.

Recent notable transactions:

  • Acting as BVI counsel to the Issuer on the issue of US$500 million 1.875 per cent notes due 2030 issued under the US$5 billion MTN Programme unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the Issuer's parent.
  • Acting as BVI counsel to a BVI Issuer on its issue of US$750 million 2.125 per cent Guaranteed Notes due 2030 and US$250 million 2.500 per cent Guaranteed Notes issued under its US$4.5 billion MTN Programme unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the Issuer's Hong Kong parent.
  • Advising on US$500 million perpetual subordinated guaranteed capital Securities issued by a BVI company and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by a Hong Kong company.
  • Advising a consortium on its sale of a mixed-use commercial property in the City of London to a Hong-Kong-based investment holding company, for £94.2 million.
  • Advising Reynolds Group Holdings Limited and Closure Systems International in connection with the BVI elements of Cerberus Capital Management’s acquisition, through an affiliate, of CSI’s North American, Costa Rican and Japanese businesses and related facilities from Reynolds Group.
  • Advising an investor in energy and utility-related businesses with investments in electricity generation, transmission and distribution; renewable energy; energy from waste; gas distribution and oil transmission on the establishment of a US$2 billion Medium Term Programme (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) by a BVI Issuer, unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by its Hong Kong parent.

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