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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

Key regulatory topics

Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 07 February - 13 February 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector.

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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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News: 17 DECEMBER 2019

A&O advises on landmark European SOFR loan

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of 25 lenders, including co-ordinators Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Designated Activity Company ("Bank of America"), on a USD10 billion revolving credit facility for Royal Dutch Shell PLC ("Shell").

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Publications: 03 SEPTEMBER 2019

Anti-net short provisions in syndicated credit facilities

Following Windstream Holdings Inc.’s court battle with one of its bondholders, and its subsequent bankruptcy filing, new credit agreement terms have begun to appear in the U.S. syndicated loan market.

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