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.
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Publications: 24 May 2023
The Digital Financial Instruments Law
Main changes to Law Decree No. 25/2023
News: 02 May 2023
Allen & Overy advised on Slovak banks' EUR1.8 billion Covered Bonds and Green Bonds spree in first quarter of 2023
A&O’s capital markets team in Bratislava, Milan and Rome advised Slovak banking issuers, Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. (Erste Group) and Tatra banka, a.s. (Raiffeisen Group), on two benchmark Covered…
Publications: 08 July 2022
UCITS investment restrictions rules - the new definition of covered bonds applies to your future investments today
On 8 July 2022, the Covered Bonds Directive (Directive EU 2019/2162) and its implementing law in Luxembourg, the law of 8 December 2021 (the Covered Bonds Law) entered into force and will impact the…
Publications: 24 May 2022
Changes to Czech Law: Implementation of the Covered Bond Directive
In April 2022, a bill amending the Czech Act No.190/2004 Coll., on Bonds, as amended (the Czech Act on Bonds) passed the legislative process (the CBD Amendment).