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Elizabeth Leckie


New York

Leckie Elizabeth
Elizabeth Leckie


New York

Elizabeth specializes in U.S. finance and restructuring with over 30 years of experience on a broad range of finance transactions for financial institutions and corporations through all phases from origination through workout, restructuring and bankruptcy. Her experience covers syndicated secured and unsecured lending, asset-based lending, acquisition finance, subordinated debt, structured finance, letters of credit and other bank finance transactions. 

In addition to acquisition, working capital and other corporate financings, she has deep experience in cross-border margin loan financings, especially those involving security over ADRs and GDRs, and regularly advises on complex cross-border structured finance transactions involving derivatives and repos, with a particular emphasis on issues relating to loans, loan participations and security interests. She is also actively involved in our strategic IBOR remediation advice for a number of leading US and global banks.

Elizabeth served as lead partner in our U.S. Covid-19 response, coordinating our local and global practices to deliver market-leading thought leadership and advanced delivery solutions to our clients at the onset of the pandemic. She is a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Counsel and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is noted for her contributions to understanding and education on cross-border issues in the loan market and with respect to legal opinions.

Elizabeth is also Regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partner for the Americas, active locally and globally on matters affecting diversity, equity and inclusion at a policy and management level, and with hands-on experience advising and directing our many U.S. initiatives. 



Banking and Finance





New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Admitted: Solicitor in England & Wales, 1987

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 1990


LL. M program, University of Illinois, 1988

M.A., Law, Oxford University, 1984

Published work

  • ‘Commercial Lending in the Developing Global Regulatory Environment: 2017 and Beyond,’ The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2017, 5th Edition, April 2017, with Bill Satchell
  • 'Brexit: The View into 2017," 2017 Loan Market Chronicle, March 2017, with David Campbell
  • ‘Commercial Lending in the Developing Global Regulatory Environment: 2016 and Beyond,’ The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2016, 4th Edition, April 2016, with Bill Satchell