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Craig Byrne

Partner

Milan

Byrne Craig
Craig Byrne

Partner

Milan

Craig is a partner based in our Milan office. Craig's practice is focussed on finance (in particular capital markets) and bank regulatory. He has acted as counsel to investment banks, lenders and issuers in connection with a variety of finance transaction types, such as private placement transactions, convertible and exchangeable bonds and capital securities for banks and insurance companies.

 

He also acts on liability management exercises for corporates and banks, including the debt for equity swap carried out by National Bank of Greece in November/December 2015 and the liability management exercise carried out by Monte dei Paschi di Siena in November/December 2016. In addition, Craig advises on the establishment and maintenance of Euro and Global Medium Term Note Programmes, issues (including structured issues) under Medium Term Note Programmes. He also advises on certain banking regulatory matters and has also been involved in a number of international equity transactions.

Recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500 for debt capital markets in Italy, clients laud his “comprehensive knowledge.” Chambers Europe & Global 2020 (Capital Markets: Italy)

He is able, even in the most stressful moments, to stay calm and find pragmatic solutions.” Legal500 EMEA 2019 (Capital Markets: Italy)

News & insights

Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Impending changes to credit facilities agreements of Czech borrowers

The Czech government has submitted to the Parliament a proposal which would ultimately result in temporary changes to credit facilities agreements and certain other finance documents of, amongst others, corporate borrowers irrespective of the law governing these contractual relationships. 

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: opportunities for financial relief in the aviation industry under the CARES Act

This note summarizes the provisions of the CARES Act that address financial assistance for the U.S. aviation industry in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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A&O advises on landmark Brebemi project bonds

News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O advises on landmark Brebemi project bonds

Allen & Overy has advised JP Morgan and Banca IMI and the other bookrunners on a EUR1.679bn issue of four series of landmark project bonds.

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Brexit day 1 readiness for European banks and investment firms

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2019

Brexit day one readiness for European banks and investment firms: risk, legal and compliance changes for EU firms under EU law

We examine some of the ways in which a hard Brexit will affect the EU legal and regulatory obligations of EU financial services firms facing or using UK clients/counterparties/market infrastructure.

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Office

Milan

Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
Via Ansperto 5
Milan
20123

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as Avvocato Stabilito, Italy, 2005

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

Admitted as barrister, British Columbia, Canada, 1997

Academic

LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1996

BA, The University of British Columbia, 1991