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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 and insights


Publications: 29 September 2023

Changes to Singapore selling restrictions for the wholesale debt market

The MAS issued a Notice on Business Conduct Requirements for Corporate Finance Advisers on 21 June 2023 that, among other things, imposes a requirement on relevant persons advising on corporate…

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News: 27 September 2023

Allen & Overy advises Credito Emiliano on the tender offer on Senior Non-Preferred notes and on new social bond

Allen & Overy has advised Credito Emiliano S.p.A. as the Offeror on its tender offer on Senior Non-Preferred notes and on its placement of a Social Senior Preferred bond.

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Aerial view of trucks parked outside building

News: 25 September 2023

Allen & Overy advises on LC Logistics’ listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Allen & Overy advises the joint sponsors, CITIC Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and ABCI Capital Limited, and the underwriters on the listing of LC Logistics, Inc. (LC Logistics) on the Main Board of…

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Podcast #1: Insights for trustees in Asia-Pacific

Publications: 02 December 2021

Podcast #7: Insights for Trustees & Agents in Asia Pacific – Considerations for an exit strategy and dealing with bond defaults

In our latest edition of Trust Us, a podcast addressing hot topics for trustees and agents in Asia Pacific, Holly Hart from our Corporate Trust & Agency team moderates a discussion on the key…

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