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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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Publications: 01 OCTOBER 2021

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

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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Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Lessons learned on taking security in a commodity finance transaction

In the first article of our Legal Watch Series with Global Trade Review (GTR), Catherine Lang-Anderson and Brandon O’Neil discuss the steps banks can take to manage risk when taking security in a…

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Publications: 04 AUGUST 2021

Excess liquidity in CEE – borrowers continue to drive the lending market

Allen & Overy held its 7th Annual CEE Finance Workshop bringing together experts from across the region for an online discussion on the latest loan market trends in CEE. The latest data shows the…

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Publications: 03 AUGUST 2021

LIBOR transition: less is more

In the race to remediate, the moment has come for lenders to lighten up on corporate authorisations and legal opinions.

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