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.
- 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
Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019
There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector. However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk. In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.Read more
News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019
Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.Read more
News: 11 SEPTEMBER 2019
Leveraged Finance partner Todd Koretzky will present on “Net Short Lenders” to the Joint Meeting of the Secured Lending and Secured Transactions Subcommittees at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 12th.Read more
Publications: 03 SEPTEMBER 2019
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.Read more