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David Benton

Partner

London

Benton David
David Benton

Partner

London

David 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.

News & insights

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News: 21 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on Bocom Leasing’s issuance of sustainability bonds

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on Bocom Leasing Management Hong Kong Company Limited’s (Bocom Leasing) USD500 million 1.125% sustainability bonds due 2024…

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News: 14 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises Gecina on the transformation of its entire bond portfolio into Green Bonds

Allen & Overy advised Gecina, the leading office real estate company in Europe, the largest private residential portfolio owner in Paris and the largest French integrated player in student housing, on…

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News: 14 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on a dividend recapitalization by SRS Distribution Inc.

The Allen & Overy (“A&O”) U.S. Leveraged Finance and Capital Markets teams have advised the lead arrangers and joint book-running managers on all aspects of a dividend recapitalization (the “Dividend…

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News: 02 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy announces David Lucking as head of its global International Capital Markets practice

Allen & Overy has appointed New York-based partner David Lucking as head of its global International Capital Markets (ICM) practice for a four-year term.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990

Academic

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

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