Areas of Expertise
Rachel is a Partner in the Banking Team. She advises on a range of financial arrangements, including public bond issues, private placements, loan facilities, intra-group funding agreements, facility restructurings, group re-financings and interest rate derivatives.
Rachel’s primary specialism is advising issuers on multi-million pound public bond issues and bond programmes and additionally, she often acts for clients on their retained bond sales and EMTN programme updates.
Rachel also has significant experience in merger consents and refinancing having acted on the Southern Housing and Notting Hill Genesis amalgamations, amongst others.
Rachel also advises clients on anti-money laundering compliance.
Rachel qualified into the Banking team in October 2015 having completed her training contract at Devonshires.
Rachel graduated from Kings’ College, London with an LLB in Law before completing her LPC at BPP, Waterloo.
Rachel’s Interview as a new Partner
Rachel Orgill-Harris has been promoted to Partner. We invited Rachel to talk to us about her journey to becoming a Partner as well as what inspires her about working at Devonshires.
Rachel published an article in Social Housing Magazine considering the future of PRS investment in the capital markets for housing associations.
“You have certainly gone above and beyond on this transaction – I am so pleased you are acting for us.” - RP Client
“You are one of the Treasury team’s favourite people: so efficient!” - RP client
Rachel acted for Southern Housing Group and Optivo on the banking work for their amalgamation in December 2022. The matter involved obtaining consents from 15 different lenders and negotiating 12 new facility agreements and 3 new ISDA agreements for the amalgamated entity.
Rachel advised GreenSquareAccord on their debut £400m 5.25% bond issue.
Rachel recently advised Saxon Weald on their £70m sustainability linked private placement.