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William Schwitter


New York

Schwitter William
William Schwitter


New York

Bill is Chair of A&O’s US private equity practice and has a diversified practice covering mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law, and he is a recognized long-standing leader in the US debt capital markets. He has extensive experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border transactions, which frequently involve complex structuring and financing arrangements, as well as on corporate governance and other strategic advisory matters. 

Bill’s clients range from global public corporations to famous restaurateurs and their investment funds, and he regularly represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in their M&A and finance activities. His broad-based experience includes advising on leveraged buyouts, private placements, public equity offerings, bond issuances, special purpose acquisition companies, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and board of director and special committee fiduciary matters. His work covers a variety of industries, including technology, media and entertainment, hospitality, consumer retail, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Experience highlights

News & insights

News: 07 DECEMBER 2020

Nick Marchica joins Allen & Overy’s U.S. Private Equity practice

Allen & Overy today announced that Nick Marchica has joined the firm as a partner in A&O’s U.S. Private Equity (PE) group based in New York. 

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Publications: 25 JUNE 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: quick reference guide on US federal business stimulus program (updated 25 June)

In response to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, the US federal government has responded with an unprecedented and rapidly unfolding set of business stimulus programs.

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus - advice for the U.S. Private Equity industry

The Covid-19 crisis continues to impact the global economy in unprecedented ways. Shelter-in-place orders and non-essential business closures around the world have disrupted operations across all…

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News: 01 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy's U.S. team advise on WillScot and Mobile Mini merger, creating an American leader in modular space and portable solutions

Allen & Overy’s U.S. M&A, capital markets and leveraged finance teams represented WillScot Corporation [NASDAQ:WSC], a leading specialty rental services provider of innovative modular space and…

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New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute B.S.M.E, 1980 (cum laude)

Albany Law School of Union University J.D., 1983 (cum laude)