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Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
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Milan
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Italy

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  Craig Byrne

Partner

Milan

Craig is a partner based in our Milan office. Craig's practice is focussed on finance (in particular capital markets) and bank regulatory. He has acted as counsel to investment banks, lenders and issuers in connection with a variety of finance transaction types, such as private placement transactions, convertible and exchangeable bonds and capital securities for banks and insurance companies. He also acts on liability management exercises for corporates and banks, including the debt for equity swap carried out by National Bank of Greece in November/December 2015 and the liability management exercise carried out by Monte dei Paschi di Siena in November/December 2016. In addition, Craig advises on the establishment and maintenance of Euro and Global Medium Term Note Programmes, issues (including structured issues) under Medium Term Note Programmes. He also advises on certain banking regulatory matters and has also been involved in a number of international equity transactions.

Recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 for debt capital markets in Italy, clients say he is “able, even in the most stressful moments, to stay calm and find pragmatic solutions.” Legal500 EMEA 2019 (Capital Markets: Italy)

He is excellent on bank capital and regulation around that.” Chambers Europe & Global 2018 (Capital Markets: Italy)


Professional qualifications

Admitted as Avvocato Stabilito, Italy, 2005

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

Admitted as barrister, British Columbia, Canada, 1997

Academic qualifications

LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1996

BA, The University of British Columbia, 1991

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