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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

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News: 19 JANUARY 2021

A&O ends 2020 with a strong performance in global ECM league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2020 with a strong performance in the ECM league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…

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Golden powers update in italy

Publications: 18 JANUARY 2021

Golden powers: updates in Italy

Important news on the application of the foreign direct investment legislation (“golden powers”) in Italy

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: commercial papers in the ECB pandemic emergency purchase programme of 750 billion euros

In order to deal with the economic emergency resulting from the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the European Central Bank ("ECB") has announced a temporary programme for the purchase of financial…

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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