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Capital Markets

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

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News: 10 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Immunotech Biopharm’s global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Allen & Overy has advised the joint sponsors on the global offering and listing of shares of Immunotech Biopharm Ltd (Immunotech Biopharm) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under Chapter 18A of the…

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News: 10 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Greentown Management’s spin-off from Greentown China and its separate listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Allen & Overy has advised Greentown China Holdings Limited (Greentown China) and Greentown Management Holdings Company Limited (Greentown Management) on Greentown Management’s spin-off from Greentown…

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A&O advises on a receivables financing to help over a million people living off-grid in Kenya access solar energy products

News: 11 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on a receivables financing to help over a million people living off-grid in Kenya access solar energy products

Allen & Overy (A&O) has advised African Frontier Capital (Mauritius) LLC (AFC) on a USD 65 million receivables financing transaction which will enable the provision of loans to people living off-grid…

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Publications: 14 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – Bondholder meetings in the time of Covid-19: virtually ok?

With Covid-19 restrictions around the world affecting the holding of physical bondholder meetings, we explain our analysis and suggested approach to virtual attendance at these meetings by way of…

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