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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

Publications: 28 MAY 2020

Webinar: Covid-19 coronavirus - Forbearance: mortgage debt and unsecured lending support in the UK, France, Italy and Spain

In this webinar, we discuss the measures introduced for mortgage debt and unsecured lending for owner occupied borrowers and those with buy-to-let mortgages in UK, France, Italy and Spain, where…

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Publications: 22 MAY 2020

UK Insolvency Reforms and Derivatives: Impact of the prohibition on the operation of termination and certain other provisions

The UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (CIGB) was introduced to Parliament on 20 May 2020 and proposes to support the real economy by introducing certain reforms to give companies increased…

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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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News: 05 MARCH 2020

A&O securitisation team successful at GlobalCapital Awards

Allen & Overy's global securitisation team has successfully won all four legal categories at the GlobalCapital Securitisation Awards. The awards honour lawyers, banks, issuers and deals that are…

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Recognition for our work

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