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Debt Capital Markets

Close co-operation between our debt capital markets team in Germany and our experts in all key financial centres worldwide puts us in prime position.

We provide comprehensive advice under German, English and US law with international expertise, local knowledge and all-round market insight on cross-border and domestic transactions.

We advise issuers and underwriters on the spectrum of debt capital market transactions. These include standalone bonds and debt programmes, Pfandbriefe and Schuldscheine, tier 1 and hybrid capital, equity-linked instruments, liability management, private placements, warrants, high yield and Islamic structures. We have developed innovative issuance platforms for bonds and structured notes, which are considered models in the market.

Most recently, we have developed a track record in liability management, regulatory capital and capital raisings for financial institutions, debt issues by emerging markets issuers and sovereign debt offerings. We have been involved in numerous landmark transactions since the development of the offshore RMB market.

Our U.S. qualified lawyers in Germany belong to one of the deepest and most sophisticated U.S. practices on the ground in EMEA. Our team advises on the U.S. aspects of all debt capital market transactions, including SEC-registered offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, high-yield offerings and convertible bonds.

News and insights

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News: 02 February 2023

Allen & Overy advises syndicate banks on placement of EUR 1bn convertible bonds issued by Rheinmetall AG

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of banks on the successful placement of EUR 1 billion convertible bonds issued by Rheinmetall AG (Rheinmetall).

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News: 01 February 2023

Allen & Overy strengthens its practice in asset management and alternative investments with fund specialist Dorothee Atwell

Allen & Overy is expanding its practice in asset management and alternative investments as part of its growth plan for Germany with the hire of the recognised fund specialist Dorothee Atwell who will…

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Publications: 25 January 2023

New reporting standards under EMIR: 203 reporting fields, one deadline, huge sanctions

In-scope entities have to follow new EMIR1 reporting requirements by April 2024 or face hefty sanctions. ESMA2 has published the guidelines, validation rules and reporting instructions with which you…

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News: 29 November 2022

A&O advises on EIB’s inaugural digital bond settling in tokenised representation of euro central bank money

Allen & Overy advised a bank consortium on European Investment Bank’s issue of a Luxembourg law-governed dematerialised bond in different blockchains across Europe through legal and operational…

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