Skip to content

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

He is excellent on bank capital and regulation around that.” Chambers Europe & Global 2018 (Capital Markets: Italy)

News & insights

Key regulatory topics: 20 December 2019 to 9 January 2020

Publications: 17 JANUARY 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 20 December 2019 - 9 January 2020

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. 

Read more

News: 15 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Leonard Green and Novo Holdings' acquisition of WCG Clinical

Allen & Overy has advised the lead arrangers and administrative agent on the USD1.045 billion syndicated financing for the acquisition of WCG Clinical by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Novo Holdings A/S. 

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more

Office

Milan

Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
Via Ansperto 5
Milan
20123

View office →

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