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Corporate Trust and Agency

Allen & Overy is one of only a few firms with a dedicated team of English, New York and locally qualified lawyers to provide specialist advice to the corporate trustee and agency services community.

Integrated with the rest of our International Capital Markets practice, our Corporate Trust and Agency group is ideally positioned as a key partner to the corporate trustee and agency services community and related counterparties in relation to all aspects of capital markets transactions.

This is enhanced by our ability to provide specialist trustee and agency services advice in many of the key jurisdictions including the UK, Europe (including France, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy and Spain), Asia (including Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney), the Middle East (through our office in Dubai) and Africa (through our offices in Casablanca and Johannesburg).

We can advise on the full range of transactions, including:

  • new issues including domestic and cross-border MTN programmes, plain vanilla standalone corporate bonds, regulatory and hybrid capital issues, equity-linked corporate bonds, covered bonds, securitisations and all other forms of asset backed and structured finance
  • 'after sales' advisory work including in relation to defaults, restructurings, waivers, modifications and the general exercise of trustee powers and discretion's

Due to recent market events, much of our current 'after sales' service is concentrated on downgrades, collateral postings, restructurings, enforcement's, defaults, receivership's and related matters we have extensive experience of the restructuring of debt issues and also accelerating debt issues and enforcing security (including liquidating assets) both at the trustees discretion and on direction from its beneficiaries with respect to both English and New York law transactions.

News & insights

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Publications: 21 MAY 2021

Podcast: Trustee Discretion and The Keepwell Structure

In our latest edition of Trust Us, Louisa Ingham from our Corporate Trust & Agency team moderates a discussion covering trustee discretion and the use of Keepwell structures as a form of credit…

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News: 03 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy announces new managing partners for Singapore

Allen & Overy announces the appointment of Gautam Narasimhan and Tim Beech as joint managing partners of our Singapore office effective 1st May 2021. Gautam and Tim are taking over from Chris Moore,…

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Publications: 15 MARCH 2021

Trust Us Season 2 – Episode 1: Market developments in Asia Pacific impacting trustees in 2021

To kick off Season 2, our panel of speakers take us on a whistle-stop tour across Asia Pacific, discussing the latest capital market and restructuring developments and their implications for trustees…

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Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

Publications: 18 DECEMBER 2020

Podcast #4: Insights for Trustees in Asia Pacific - latest developments in the loan market

The fourth episode of Trust Us, a podcast hosted by Allen & Overy’s APAC Corporate Trust and Agency team.

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