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Jamie Durham


Jamie advises on a wide range of debt capital market issues, including standalone bond issues, MTN programme establishments, updates and drawdowns, and liability management (namely exchange offer, tender offer and consent solicitation) transactions.


Representative matters

The arrangers and dealers on the establishment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s GMTN Programme and all subsequent issuances thereunder.
Bank of Industry Limited advising the Joint Bookrunners on the issue of €700 million Senior Note Participation Notes by BOI Finance B.V. (the “Issuer”) to finance the purchase by the Issuer of a Senior Note issued by the Bank of Industry Limited. The Senior Note is guaranteed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Republic of Benin – the lead managers on the Rule 144A/Reg S issuance of EUR500m amortising notes in 2019 and EUR 1bn amortising notes issuance in 2021;
The joint lead managers on the issue by the Republic of Senegal of EUR 775m amortising notes in 2021 and USD500m Rule 144A/Reg S notes in 2011, as well as the dealer managers on the related exchange offer and consent solicitation process.
The managers on the Republic of Kenya's USD2bn Rule 144A/Reg S notes issuance in 2018 and USD2.1bn Rule 144A/Reg S notes issuance in 2019.
The dealers since 2009 on the Global Debt Issuance Facility of African Development Bank.
The investor on a ZAR3bn private placement stand alone issue by Development Bank of Southern Africa.
The managers on the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s debut SEC registered and London listed diaspora bond.
The lead managers on a stand alone senior Reg S/144A bond issue by Diamond Bank plc.
The lead managers on the USD350m note issue by Guaranty Trust Bank plc, which was the first international Eurobond issue by a Nigerian bank issuer.
Jamie is commercially adept and very switched on.
Chambers UK 2023
He has a top emerging markets practice and he's reliable and commercial.
Chambers UK 2023



Admitted as barrister and solicitor, New Zealand, 1999

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2011

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.