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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.

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News: 22 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy advises JP Morgan on EUR 300 million high yield bond offering for Sazka Group

Allen & Overy announced that it represented J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Société Générale, UniCredit, Erste Group, and J&T BANKA as initial purchasers on the issuance of EUR300mn 3.875% Senior Notes due 2027 by SAZKA Group. The transaction followed a successful entry by SAZKA Group of international capital markets in November 2019, when the company issued its first high yield bond worth EUR300mn, bearing a fixed coupon of 4.125% due in 2024. 

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coronavirus

Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus - what is the current situation in Germany?

In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to most neighbouring states for private travel. In order to mitigate the economic consequences, the German government announced a comprehensive package of measures.

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Publications: 11 MARCH 2020

FCA proposes enhanced climate-related financial disclosure for companies with listed equity

New Listing Rules applicable to premium listed commercial companies.

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News: 09 MARCH 2020

Bank of China Macau Branch first Chinese issuer to issue social bonds in the offshore market

Allen & Overy advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on a dual-currency senior small and medium enterprises (SMES) themed (COVID-19 Impact Alleviation) social bonds issuance. This is the first social bonds issuance from a Chinese issuer in the international capital markets.

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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.