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Allen & Overy awarded “Law Firm of the Year – Debt Capital Markets”

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06 May 2020

A&O is the only firm to be awarded twice as "Law Firm of the Year - Debt Capital Markets” since the launch of the Legalcommunity Finance Awards   

Allen & Overy has been awarded "Law Firm of the Year – Debt Capital Markets" at this year's edition of the Legalcommunity Finance Awards, organized by LC Publishing Group to acknowledge the excellences of the legal market in Italy in the Banking & Finance sector.

In the period reviewed by a jury of experts (in-house legal and financiers) for the Legalcommunity Finance Awards, our Italian Debt Capital Markets team has played a leading role in a number of market first deals, including the advice to Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) on the first "panda bond" issuance by both an Italian issuer and a European national promotion institution.

Craig Byrne and Cristiano Tommasi, who lead the Debt Capital Markets practice in Italy, have commented: "it is always a pleasure to see the hard work of our entire team recognised and acknowledged by the market and our clients. We feel very lucky to have a group of incredibly talented lawyers of all seniorities that has proven, year after year, to be able to provide top quality assistance to our clients. We are now facing new challenges but we are confident that, thanks to the excellence, energy and positive attitude of the Italy ICM team, we are in a very good position to continue to provide critical advice to our clients through the current coronavirus crisis".

A&O Italy was shortlisted for the "Law firm of the year" award and for further 11 awards in the categories Banking, Finance, Project Finance, Finance Restructuring, Non-Performing Loans, Finance Regulatory, Finance Litigation, Real Estate, Structured Finance, Leveraged Finance and Private Debt/Minibond.