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General Lending

The global lending markets have changed. In these uncertain times clients need confidence that they are receiving the best possible advice.

International financial institutions and 'blue chip' corporates continue to turn to Allen & Overy's General Lending practice in ever increasing numbers for assistance in structuring and documenting the most talked-about deals in the market.

Deals today demand a broad mix of finance capabilities. Our corporate finance solutions offering includes an interdisciplinary team of lawyers from our General Lending, Capital Markets, Corporate and Restructuring teams. As a result, our coverage spans the spectrum of debt products, including a number of hybrid finance options such as bank/bond structures, high yield, LBOs, margin loans, IPOs and amend-and-extend/forward-start/refinancing facilities. The team has also advised on a number of firsts in the emerging markets, including advising on several of the biggest financings in emerging market jurisdictions to date.

The practice offers exceptional market knowledge, built from a broad client base and extensive experience on 'big-ticket', cross-border deals, and a sophisticated practice in this area in all the world's leading banking centres. Our reputation as the premiere firm in this area is based on our commercial understanding of what our clients are trying to achieve, the quality of our documentation and our ability to deliver a high-value service within tight timeframes. Our longstanding presence at the top of the legal league tables shows that we have sustained this level of performance over many years.

Recognition for our work

  • "Its relationships with international banks and financial institutions have been built over many decades, and the firm acts on prestigious mandates across the world …" Chambers Global: Banking & Finance: Band 1: 2011
  • "Global titan Allen & Overy maintains its position among the market leaders in the high-end banking and finance space. 'We were very impressed with the creative ideas the team came up with. They work together across the globe using their excellent knowledge of the market to ensure a smooth and seamless transaction'." Chambers UK: Banking and Finance: Band 1: 2012
  • Clients commend the team’s ‘industry knowledge’, ‘quality of advice’ and ‘international capabilities’." Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2012, Banking and Finance, Band 1

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