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A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice leads the way with No.1 rankings

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30 January 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser in leveraged finance in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire.

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A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice has been ranked number one across all of the main categories in Debtwire’s 2019 Western Europe Leveraged Loans Legal Advisors’ League Table Report, including: 

  • No. 1 Western Europe Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel 2019 (by value and volume)
  • No. 1 Western Europe Sponsor-Backed Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel 2019 (by volume)
  • No. 1 Western Europe Borrower’s Legal Counsel 2019 (by value and volume)
  • No. 1 Western Europe Sponsor-Backed Borrower’s Legal Counsel 2019 (by value and volume)

Head of A&O’s leveraged finance practice, Jonathan Brownson commented: “Leveraged finance has been a large growth product and focus for us as a firm in recent years. These European results once again demonstrate our commitment in continuing to make this a standout leverage finance practice.”

Jonathan continued: “We have focused on developing our New York law loan and high yield capability alongside our existing English and local law finance practices, which enables us to have the ability and execution skills required for our clients, whether they are a financial sponsor, investment bank or direct lender. We’re proud to be one of the few firms able to credibly advise across the full range of bond and loan structures across the key financial centres.”

This news follows our number one ranking in 2018 as reported here.