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Corporate Lending

A market-leading corporate lending practice

International financial institutions and blue chip corporates continue to turn to Allen & Overy's corporate lending practice for assistance in structuring and documenting the most high profile deals in the market.

Proven track record

We are ranked No.1 legal advisor for Syndicated Loans in EMEA for both borrowers and lenders by Thomson Reuters signifying the confidence that both borrowers and banks have in Allen & Overy.

We act on the largest global loan transactions in the world often driven by high profile corporate events. However, we are also regularly involved on less newsworthy transactions we do more deals by number than any other law firm, not just by volume.

In-depth industry expertise

Our experience in corporate lending advising both borrowers and lenders gives us a 360 degrees view of the market and a unique commercial understanding of the bankability of deal terms. We recognise that parties to any general lending transaction require efficient reliable execution. We bring years of market leading experience and industry expertise to every transaction on which we act to exceed this expectation, demonstrating why we are the standout firm in the market.

Our offering
Deals today demand a broad mix of corporate lending finance capabilities. Our corporate finance solutions offering includes an interdisciplinary team of lawyers from our Corporate Lending, Capital Markets, Corporate and Restructuring teams. As a result, our coverage spans the spectrum of debt products including:
  • a number of hybrid finance options such as bank/bond structures
  • high yield
  • leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)
  • margin loans,
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • forward-start/refinancing facilities.

The team has also advised on a number of firsts in emerging markets, including advising on several of the biggest financings in emerging market jurisdictions to date.

News & insights

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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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News: 24 NOVEMBER 2020

A&O advises the lenders on New Look’s financial restructuring and recapitalisation

Allen & Overy has advised the syndicate of revolving credit facility (RCF) lenders on the recently completed recapitalisation transaction for New Look Retail Holdings Limited (New Look).

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2020

Webinar: Financing in the time of Covid-19: What next for agents and trustees?

Our panel recently discussed the practical and commercial issues facing the agent and trustee community in the wake of the pandemic and the opportunities for them in the post-Covid world.

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Publications: 01 OCTOBER 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – the most significant insolvency reforms in the UK for a generation

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) entered into force on 26 June 2020. The Act represents the most significant reforms to the insolvency framework in the United Kingdom since, at…

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