Jamie Thomas

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Biography

Jamie Meyrick Thomas
Local Partner
Singapore
Practice Experience
Jamie Thomas, who is English-qualified, is a local partner in White & Case’s Banking, Capital Markets & Restructuring team in Singapore. Jamie’s experience spans a range of markets including, amongst others, London, Singapore, Indonesia and India. His focus is primarily on leveraged finance, restructurings, debt buy-backs, asset-backed lending, structured lending, cross-border finance, pre-IPO financings, as well as finance for power projects and the telecoms industry and the secondary debt markets. He also regularly advises on resources related matters in markets such as Indonesia and complex finance transactions in emerging markets. Prior to joining White & Case, Jamie was managing director of two award winning companies. Prior to that, he was an associate in the London banking practice of a Magic Circle law firm.

Some examples of Jamie's experience includes representing:

HSBC as intercreditor agent of the shared security of the financings supporting Alibaba Group Holding Limited’s successful privatization of Alibaba.com and the financings supporting Alibaba’s repurchase of half of Yahoo’s 40% stake in it for US$7.1 billion. He also advised HSBC as facility agent of the financing by the international banks supporting the privatization. Alibaba.com is China’s largest e-commerce company. The privatization was significant for the amount committed by the mandated lead arrangers, ANZ, Credit Suisse, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Mizuho, and for the fact that a PRC internet business is not a typical candidate for this type of structure.
Deutsche Bank in an onshore issue of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures of face value of Rupees 20,600,000,000 to Sistema Shyam Teleservices Limited India, with offshore hedges and various offshore synthetic derivative products. This transaction took over a year and a half to complete and covered many cross border issues between Russia, Austria and India.
Deutsche Bank in an external commercial borrowing loan of up to US$500 million made available to Adani Power Limited, the power business arm of Indian business conglomerate Adani Group. This included an amendment to include Standard Chartered Bank and the State Bank of India, which joined the financing as mandated lead arrangers and lenders, and a subsequent amendment to include China Development Bank Corporation which joined as mandated lead arranger and lender and an upsize of the loan to US$650 million.
PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantations Tbk., a leading crude palm oil producer in Indonesia, in the acquisition and debt restructuring of the Domba Mas Group's oleochemical business. Over the course of the transaction, between mid 2009 and mid 2011, this was one of the largest transactions of its kind in Indonesia.
JBIC and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. on a JPY-denominated project finance loan equivalent to approximately US$326.3 million to PT Indonesia Chemical Alumina (an Indonesian SPV) for the construction of the US$450 million Tayan Chemical Grade Alumina project. This project financing is a rare example of the financing of an Indonesian project not in the energy or power sectors, which is in line with Antam's long-term plan to diversify its business.
Deutsche Bank in an onshore secured loan of Rupees 1,00,00,00,000 to India Yamaha Motor Private Limited, with an offshore bank guarantee, an offshore deed of indemnity from Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. (the borrower's Japanese parent company) and offshore synthetic derivative products to syndicate the loan offshore. As part of the transaction, we explored in detail the rights of subrogation for offshore parties into India.
Deutsche Bank, as arranger, in a financing for a special purpose vehicle which is a subsidiary of Kumar Urban Development Limited for FDI compliant slum redevelopment through offshore fixed fully convertible INR denominated debentures of up to INR equivalent to US$80 million and onshore secured fixed convertible debentures and an onshore loan to the operating company with an intercreditor security sharing agreement.
Raiffeisen-Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB-Austria), Singapore Branch, Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch and Orchard Capital in a facility of up to US$400 million to Bright Ventures Pte. Ltd to refinance existing debt of Bright Ventures Pte. Ltd. as well as to finance the capital expenditure programme of PT Bumi Resources Mineral and its subsidiaries.
UBS AG, Singapore Branch in a US$100 million financing provided to PT Bumi Resources Tbk hedged by a deliverable CDS. The loan facility is guaranteed by PT Sitrade Coal, Kalimantan Coal Limited, Sangatta Holdings Limited and Forerunner International Pte. Ltd and was completed in 3 days.
Deutsche Bank, as arranger, in a financing into India of up to US$109.7 million for Ackruti City Limited by the issue of offshore fully convertible debentures into India with a call option, with the money on-lent through onshore optionally partially convertible debentures, and a term loan facility, both secured by onshore security, to onshore project companies for slum redevelopment. We also represented DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Ltd as trustee in this transaction. This transaction was named "Deal of the Year 2010" by India Business Law Journal and Asian-Counsel. It was also nominated for "Infrastructure and Real Estate Deal of the Year" by IFLR/Asialaw India Awards 2010.
Citibank Mumbai, Citibank Bahrain and Citibank Gurgaon in the extension of several external commercial borrowing loans denominated in Japanese Yen and Indonesian rupiah to various companies.
Deutsche Bank as arranger, DB International (Asia) as original lender and DB Trustees (Hong Kong) Limited as security agent in a US$225 million financing to Platex Limited.
AlpInvest (lead investor) in a fund being set up to acquire loan assets originated by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc. Staple financing was provided to investors by The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, HSBC Bank plc, ING Bank N.V., Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as mandated lead arrangers in the £9.2 billion financing to Dutch chemicals company Akzo Nobel N.V. in support of its £8.1 billion acquisition of UK industrial company, Imperial Chemical Industries PLC. The deal was nominated for "M&A Deal of the Year" at IFLR Awards 2008.
MTC Vodafone in its US$3.1 billion debt financing of the acquisition of the African operator, Celtel which operated in 14 sub-Saharan countries.
Lenders in Italy to a consortium named Edipower led by the electricity and gas company, Edison, on the €1.8 billion senior and €2.025 billion junior debt financing of the acquisition of Eurogen, one of Enel's generating companies.
BNP Paribas, Milan branch, on the debt financing of the "public to private" acquisition of Lottomatica S.p.A., the Italian State lottery, which was acquired by an Italian publishing company and an Italian private equity house.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales, 1999

Education
LPC, College of Law, 1996
CPE, College of Law, 1995
BSc, Hons, Manchester University, 1994

Awards and Recognition
Pro bono: Winner of the Wig and Pen prize (London, Westminster)

Publications
Co-author, "Market Disruption–Issues arising under APLMA/LMA and US Law Credit Agreements–A Global Perspective," White & Case, October 2008

Presentations
Co-presenter, "Restructuring & Workouts," Asia Pacific Loan Market Association, April 28, 2009
Co-presenter, "Leveraged Finance: An overview of legal issues in Singapore, China, Malaysia and India," White & Case, November 2008

Languages
English
Italian

Citizenship
British

Overview
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Number of Awards

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Jamie Thomas
Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Education
LPC
Class of 1996
Oil & Petrochemical Science
Class of 1994

Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Law Society is the professional association that represents and governs the solicitors' profession in England and Wales. It provides services and support to practising and training solicitors as well as serving as a sounding board for law reform. Members of the Society are often consulted when important issues are being debated in Parliament or by the executive. The Society was formed in 1825.

Career History
Partner
2015 - Current

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP provides legal services. The firm provides services in areas such as labor, employment, entertainment & media law, toxic torts and other environmental matters. Its clients include commercial & investment banks, government entities, individuals and startups. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Partner
Prior

White & Case is an international law firm that helps companies, governments and financial institutions achieve their global ambitions. Their clients face complex challenges, and their lawyers innovative approaches consistently deliver results for their clients.

Attorney
Prior

Clifford Chance LLP provides legal services. It provides services in areas such as banking & finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate & tax, pensions and employment. The firm's clients include the technology, real estate, automobiles, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media, telecommunications and energy and transportation markets. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in London, UK

Transactions
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General Atlantic LLC, Temasek Capital Pte Ltd., Eight Roads Capital Advisors (Hong Kong) Ltd., Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Silver Lake Management Co. LLC, DST Global (Mgmt), Shanghai Yunfeng Investment Management Co. Ltd. purchase Alibaba.com Ltd.

Awards & Honors
1999
Admitted to the England and Wales Bar
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