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Indira Birkwood
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"Go-to BVI lawyer" and "very knowledgeable and responsive".

Legal 500
Biography

Indira Birkwood is a consultant in our London office. She is a key member of and was previously a partner in our BVI Banking and Finance practice and continues to advise 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 ...

Indira Birkwood is a consultant in our London office. She is a key member of and was previously a partner in our BVI Banking and Finance practice and continues to advise 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.

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Recommendations

Indira is recognised for her BVI Banking and Finance expertise. Recent testimonials include: "She is well known for her transactional experience in the BVI." (2023 guide) "Indira is wonderful! She is incredibly responsive and cuts through to give very clear advice as to what is needed. I very ...

Indira is recognised for her BVI Banking and Finance expertise.

Recent testimonials include:

  • "She is well known for her transactional experience in the BVI." (2023 guide)
  • "Indira is wonderful! She is incredibly responsive and cuts through to give very clear advice as to what is needed. I very much enjoy working with her because she delivers exactly what is needed in a very clear and easy-to-understand way." "She is responsive, helpful and commercial – she's an all-round pleasure to deal with and really feels like she becomes part of the internal team to help service the client." (2022 guide)
  • "She is impressive and thorough - a very solid and reliable lawyer." (2021 guide)

Indira is recognised as a leading individual. Sources say: “Indira is the stand out contact. Always available, responsive and thorough.” (2021 guide)

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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.

Trinidad and Tobago
1997

British Virgin Islands
1998

University of the West Indies (LLB)
1995

University of the West Indies (BA
1992

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