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Adrian Mellor



Mellor Adrian
Adrian Mellor



Adrian has French domestic and international experience advising on a wide spectrum of financing transactions - acting for both banks and borrowers - from acquisition and structured finance (in particular telecoms projects) through to corporate borrowings, in addition to other general banking matters. He has also been involved in securitisations and asset finance transactions.

Adrian is a recognised practitioner by « Best Lawyers » since 2010 in Banking & Finance.

Band 4
Chambers Global/Europe 2021 - France (Banking & Finance)

Adrian Mellor is particularly recognised for his activity on international mandates, advising clients on cross-border financings and credit facilities. One client admires his "wealth of experience," which includes a "mix of very good know-how and excellent negotiating skills," whilst another interviewee lauds his swift responses, adding: "Also in complex issues the speed is very good"."
Chambers Global/Europe 2021 - France (Banking & Finance)

"Department head Adrian Mellor, whose expertise spans the full range of banking and finance work, is especially sought after to lead on significant transactions in Africa, the Middle East and Europe"
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Banking & Finance - Transactional Work)

Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Banking & Finance - Transactional Work)

Highly regarded
IFLR 1000 2021 - France (Banking, Capital Markets : Structured finance and securitisation, Project finance, Restructuring & Insolvency)

Foreign Expertise in the UK
Chambers Global 2021 - France (Banking & Finance)

Expertise Based Abroad in the UK
Chambers Global 2020 - France (Banking & Finance)

"Highly regarded"
IFLR1000 2020 - France (Restructuring and insolvency; Banking; Project Finance; Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitistion)

"English-qualified Adrian Mellor regularly acts for arrangers and co-ordinators on a plethora of high-value banking and finance mandates. He is particularly adept at handling cross-border transactions spanning Europe, the UK and the US"
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Banking & Finance)



Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Admitted as Solicitor of England and Wales, 1995


LSF, Nottingham Law School, 1992

M, Eng, York University, 1989

Published work

  • Allen & Overy LLP, International legal practice, Financial Monthly, February 2011