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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

News: 08 SEPTEMBER 2020

A&O advises HSBC Bank as Coordinator on new Risk Free Rate (RFR) loan facilities for GlaxoSmithKline plc

Allen & Overy acted as lead counsel for HSBC Bank, as risk free rate coordinator, and a group of banks to successfully refinance two core revolving credit facilities for GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK).

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Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

News: 07 SEPTEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy helps aviation clients navigate Covid-19 turbulence

With global air travel down 95% due to Covid-19, Allen & Overy is advising on some of the biggest deals keeping airlines in business. 

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News: 11 AUGUST 2020

A&O advises KLM on securing EUR3.4 billion in financing to help weather the Covid-19 crisis

A cross-practice team from Allen & Overy Amsterdam advised Dutch airline KLM on securing EUR3.4 billion in financing from the Dutch state, alongside a syndicate of 11 domestic and foreign banks. The…

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Publications: 08 JULY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus – An update on the main measures for the credit sector in the Italian Government’s recent decrees

The Liquidity Decree was converted into law, with amendments, by Law No. 40 of 5 June 2020 which came into force on 7 June 2020. The Liquidity decree introduced significant new measures, some of which…

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