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Covered Bonds

Allen & Overy is the leading legal adviser in the covered bonds market.

Working closely with the authorities, issuers and investment banks on the implementation of domestic legislation across numerous jurisdictions we have a deep appreciation of the issues encountered in the market and have worked on a variety of structures.

As a result, we have advised on covered bond programmes not only in the core markets in Europe but across the globe both for structured and legislative covered bond transactions. We have a particular track record of advising on the first covered bonds programmes in markets, such as advising on the first covered bond programmes in Australia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK. We have also acted on the establishment of covered bond programmes in Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.S.

We also work with the broadest range of assets for inclusion in covered bond programmes including social housing loans, infrastructure loans, shipping loans commercial mortgages as well as residential mortgage loans.

News & insights

A&O advises on landmark Brebemi project bonds

News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O advises on landmark Brebemi project bonds

Allen & Overy has advised JP Morgan and Banca IMI and the other bookrunners on a EUR1.679bn issue of four series of landmark project bonds.

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News: 06 JANUARY 2020

A&O Partner David Christensen Joins U.S. Projects Team

Christensen moves to the U.S. after 7 years in A&O’s Australian offices

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News: 17 DECEMBER 2019

A&O advises on landmark European SOFR loan

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of 25 lenders, including co-ordinators Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Designated Activity Company ("Bank of America"), on a USD10 billion revolving credit facility for Royal Dutch Shell PLC ("Shell").

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Beijing

News: 04 DECEMBER 2019

The People’s Republic of China issues its largest-ever US dollar sovereign bond

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers in connection with the offering of USD6 billion sovereign bonds by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China.

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As a result, we have advised on covered bond programmes not only in the core markets in Europe but across the globe both for structured and legislative covered bond transactions.