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Cathy Bell-Walker

Partner

London

Bell-Walker Cathy
Cathy Bell-Walker

Partner

London

Cathy has a broad ranging international banking practice, including syndicated loans and investment grade acquisition financings, real estate finance and asset financings. She has borrower clients, in particular in the travel sector. She has extensive experience of acting for finance providers in leveraged finance transactions on both UK and European cross-border transactions including acting for high-yield bridge lenders.

Chambers UK comments that Cathy is "a very strong finance lawyer who puts the client at ease".

Cathy has been a partner in Allen & Overy since 2002 and was an elected member of the Allen & Overy global board from 2010-2014. She qualified as an English solicitor in 1996 and was based in the Frankfurt office of Allen & Overy LLP for ten years. She is a fluent German speaker. She is currently Chair of the Allen & Overy Global Markets Board which co-ordinates the firm’s relationship with law firms in jurisdictions where A&O does not have a presence. She also runs the A&O London Senior Women’s Network.

News & insights

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News: 10 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team advises on three debut high-yield bond issuances

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised on three high-yield bond issuances, all of which having completed since the start of July 2020, with each of the deals involving a debut issuer.

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Publications: 09 JULY 2020

Beyond Covid-19: Unexpected Policy Shift as Land Registry announces acceptance of Electronic Signatures

The Land Registry has today announced that it will “soon” start to accept electronic signatures. This is a major policy shift for the Land Registry and will be welcomed by the property industry both…

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Publications: 06 JULY 2020

Webinar: Private credit in the UK - Navigating new opportunities in the age of Covid

In a panel session moderated by the Alternative Credit Council (ACC), Joydeep Choudhuri, Sanjeev Dhuna and Tim Watson, partners in our Leveraged Finance and Restructuring practices,  discuss how…

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Publications: 06 JULY 2020

Public Private Partnership (PPP) regulatory update: Eligible projects expanded and new joint PPP

On 27 January 2020, the Minister of National Development Plan (the Minister) (also known as the Head of National Development Plan Agency/KepalaBadanPerencanaan Pembangunan Nasional/Bappenas), issued…

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Sectors

Real estate

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Academic

BA (Hons), Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, 1992