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Higgs & Johnson acted as the Bahamian legal counsel for the Initial Purchasers (BAML, Citi, HSBC, Itaú and JPMorgan) in the Frontera Energy Corporation (TSX: FEC) offering of US$350 Million in senior unsecured notes due 2023 at a coupon rate of 9.70%.

The team on this transaction was led by Partner, Christel Sands-Feaste, a highly experienced commercial lawyer who focuses her practice on corporate and commercial law and Chair of the firm’s Financial Services and Securities Practice Groups. She was substantially assisted by Senior Associate, Alexandra Hall and Associate, Nia Rolle.

This highly complex and multi-million dollar matter has now been recognized by Bonds and Loans Latin America: Deals of the Year in the category ‘Andes: Corporate Bond Deal of the Year’. Bonds & Loans Latin America Deals of the Year recognised outstanding deals from across Latin American credit markets in 2017/18.  The recognition of industry excellence is determined initially by Bonds & Loans editors based on an exhaustive selection process involving examination of case studies, in-depth feedback and discussions with market participants.

Higgs & Johnson is a full-service corporate and commercial law firm, with offices in The Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. The Securities Practice Group regularly acts on a broad range of securities related matters including corporate structuring and restructuring, private and public placements of securities, financing of publicly listed entities, bond offerings and regulatory requirements for public companies.

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