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David Benton



Benton David
David Benton



David is the Head of our Global International Capital Markets group and is based in London.

He specialises in derivatives and structured finance transactions and has experience in equity, credit, fund-linked, commodity and other derivatives including repos and stocklending. David's recent work centres on a number of significant issues currently surrounding the derivatives markets, including the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the testing of key derivatives principles.

He regularly acts as counsel to International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) on a wide range of issues and has been involved in ISDA's documentation, regulatory and law reform activities for many years. He recently advised ISDA on major revisions to the credit derivatives definitions. David also advised on the new standard credit support annex provisions and the Standard Reference Obligation project. He also regularly advises the ISDA EMEA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee.

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Close up of a raindrop in a bright green forest floor

News: 15 JANUARY 2021

Bank of China issues its first dual-currency climate transition bonds

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on the inaugural dual-currency climate transition bond offering by Bank of China Limited, Hong Kong Branch.

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Night time cityscape of Indonesia

News: 13 JANUARY 2021

Republic of Indonesia EUR1 billion/USD3 billion SEC-registered offering

Allen & Overy has advised the Republic of Indonesia (the “Republic”) on its SEC-registered global offering of EUR1 billion 1.100% Bonds due 2033, USD1.25 billion 1.850% Bonds due 2031, USD1.25 billion…

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London cityscape

Publications: 07 JANUARY 2021

Temporary post-Brexit regime for UK entities operating in Italy

Article 22 of Law Decree No. 183 of 31 December 2020 (the so-called “Milleproroghe Decree”) allows certain regulated firms based in the United Kingdom to continue operating in Italy for six months…

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Exterior or the EU headquarters in Brussels

News: 24 DECEMBER 2020

Allen & Overy support for clients in navigating the end of Brexit transition period

After many months of protracted negotiations, a Brexit trade deal has finally been agreed.

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990


BA (Hons), Law, University of Cambridge, 1987