With over 450 lawyers worldwide, we have one of the largest and most international teams of capital markets lawyers of any global law firm.
Our capital markets practice covers the full range of capital markets products and incorporates specialists in debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, securitisation, corporate trust and agency and high yield.
Few practices can match our award-winning, top tier position across the full range of capital market products. With such a deep bench of specialists and global reach, international and industry-leading ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions are our hallmark. We have been instrumental in nearly all the major developments in the capital markets, starting with the first ever eurobond issue in the 1960s.
Integrated into our capital markets practice is a group of U.S. corporate finance lawyers who specialise in U.S. securities law advice, enabling us to advise on U.S. law aspects of transactions anywhere in the world. In addition, a number of our lawyers play leading roles in our cross-practice Islamic Finance group.
The past few years have been the most challenging in the history of international financial markets and have required fresh thinking as the markets adjust to the continually changing economic, political and regulatory conditions. Renowned for our intellectual rigour, our capital markets lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, banking and finance, litigation, restructuring and other specialist teams to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating precedent-setting financing techniques that lead the industry.
That is why over 800 corporate and financial institution participants in the financial markets entrust us with the full range of their domestic and cross-border transactions.
News & insights
News: 25 FEBRUARY 2020
Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners in connection with the offering of USD1.5bn guaranteed subordinated perpetual securities by CCCI Treasure Limited, a BVI incorporated subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC).Read more
News: 20 FEBRUARY 2020
Allen & Overy advised on more deals during 2019 than any other law firm in the world. According to data from Refinitiv and Dealogic, A&O advised on 17% more deals than its nearest competitor across global DCM, ECM, M&A, loans and project finance.Read more
Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020
This week, new regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) went into effect to finalize and comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). These newly-amended regulations (the Final FIRRMA Regulations) both broaden the jurisdictional scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and institute key exceptions scaling CFIUS’s authority over certain foreign investments.Read more
News: 17 DECEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of 25 lenders, including co-ordinators Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Designated Activity Company ("Bank of America"), on a USD10 billion revolving credit facility for Royal Dutch Shell PLC ("Shell").Read more
Recognition for our work
They have excellent strength in depth. They're very good at partner level and they have a good team of senior associates and associates behind them. They're definitely one of our top picks.
Chambers UK 2020
It surpasses all of the other firms we have used in terms of client service, responsiveness, commerciality and value for money.
Chambers UK 2020
Probably one of the top three firms in the UK for capital markets advice.
Legal 500 UK 2020
Very well organized team with exceptional market insight - capable of delivering creative yet executable solutions.
Legal 500 UK 2020