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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

Hedge maze

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2021

SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation deadlines – A compliance checklist for private banks, wealth managers and advisers

A number of deadlines are looming for private banks, wealth managers and advisers as the next stage of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Taxonomy Regulation begins to apply…

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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News: 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises on Enel EUR3.5bn sustainability-linked bond and on the contextual tender offer of USD bonds

Allen & Overy has advised Enel S.p.A. and Enel Finance International N.V. on a triple tranche EUR3.5bn sustainability-linked bond and on the launch of a non-binding voluntary tender offer for the…

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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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Expertise

Practices

Capital Markets

Debt Capital Markets

Sectors

Banks

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