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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

Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast #3: AML/CTF – Recent Luxembourg developments: focus on Fintech

Financial technologies are leaving their imprint at every level of the financial sector.

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Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast #2: Insights for Trustees in Asia Pacific - Virtual bondholder meetings and e-signatures

The second episode of Trust Us, a podcast hosted by Allen & Overy’s APAC Corporate Trust and Agency team, focuses on our virtual world. 

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Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

Publications: 01 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

Episode One This is the first in a series of podcasts hosted by Allen & Overy’s Corporate Trust and Agency team and based on webinars organised for our clients. The Trust Us series provides succinct…

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Podcast - Keepwell arrangement claim rejected by bankruptcy administrator of Peking University Founder Group: What does this mean for offshore creditors with keepwell deeds?

Publications: 31 AUGUST 2020

Podcast - Administrator for PUFG rejects keepwell arrangement claims: What does this mean for offshore creditors with keepwell deeds?

The bankruptcy administrator of Peking University Founder Group Company Limited (PUFG) has decided (the Decision) to reject claims submitted by the Trustee under the keepwell deeds and deeds of equity…

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