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Banking and Finance

With over 1,000 lawyers worldwide, we have one of the largest and most international teams of banking and finance lawyers of any global law firm. Few practices can match our top tier position across the full range of financial products.

With such a deep team and global reach, international and industry-leading ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions are our hallmark. We have been instrumental in nearly all the major developments in the m​odern financial markets.

The past few years have been the most challenging in the history of the international financial markets and have required fresh thinking as the markets adjust to continually changing economic, political and regulatory conditions. Renowned for our intellectual rigour, our banking and finance lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialists – particularly important in light of recent market conditions – to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques that lead the industry.

That is why over 800 corporate and financial institution participants in the financial markets entrust us with the full range of their domestic and cross-border transactions.

 

News & insights

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Impact on the real estate market in China

How Covid-19 coronavirus will impact the real estate market in China is hard to predict. Here we explore the outlook, the steps that investors are taking to address virus exposures, and the measures that are advisable to mitigate risk going forward.

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Publications: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Financial Regulatory Focus: Expected Developments in the Year of the Rat

As we move into the year of the rat, we consider some of the key areas of financial regulatory development that are expected this year in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Publications: 01 AUGUST 2019

Allen & Overy bolsters China practice with the appointment of David Lam as counsel and Head of China Desk (Australia)

Allen & Overy has appointed David Lam as counsel and Head of Allen & Overy’s China Desk (Australia) based in Sydney.

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Publications: 21 NOVEMBER 2018

Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry: Key Themes in the Interim Report

The Australian Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking Superannuation and Financial Services Industry published its interim report on 28 September 2018 (Initial Report). It provides no formal recommendations but highlights key issues identified during the Commission’s 11 months of public hearings and evidence gathering.

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Our Banking practice: At the heart of the world's financial markets

With over 1,000 lawyers worldwide, we have one of the largest and most international teams of banking and finance lawyers of any global law firm. Few practices can match our top tier position across the full range of financial products.