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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.

 

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News: 15 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O's Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) practice recognised as the top adviser in 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised by IJGlobal, Dealogic and Inframation as the top legal advisor for number of transactions in the Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) market…

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News: 15 JANUARY 2021

A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice leads the way across several Debtwire rankings for 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser for leveraged finance in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire.

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News: 16 DECEMBER 2020

AstraZeneca acquisition of Alexion – A&O advising the lenders on USD17.5 bn bridge-financing facility

Allen & Overy acted as advisers to the group of lenders providing the bridge-financing facility intended to cover the cash portion and associated costs of the USD39 billion acquisition of Alexion…

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Mike Campbell

Publications: 09 DECEMBER 2020

The Evolution of the Lawyer – using technology to assist clients

Mike Campbell, a Senior Associate in our Banking and Projects practice in Dubai, conceived the idea for our Covid-19 contract review platform and has recently been working on developing legal tech…

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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.

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