Denise is a partner in the London banking practice specialising in investment grade and leveraged acquisition finance. Her practice also covers event-driven and other structured finance transactions in the growth markets for which clients recognise her aptitude for dealing with complex structuring and execution challenges.
From 2011 to 2013, Denise was an executive director at Goldman Sachs responsible for negotiating and executing transactions across the range of debt products offered by the EMEA credit finance team.
Denise was awarded Lawyer of the Year at the Legal Business Awards, 2018. She was also recognised in 2014 Financial News list of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services.
Denise is well known for her strong lender-side practice, frequently representing market-leading banks and funds on leveraged finance transactions. Clients praise her as "exceptional on every side," adding that "what is amazing is that she is very good at corralling consensus, taking leadership in transactions and being someone who can bring commercial agreements together with the force of her negotiating skills." Chambers UK 2018
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News & insights
Publications: 23 SEPTEMBER 2021
As regulators, shareholders, investors and wider society increasingly focus their attention on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, they have crept up the boardroom agenda of large…Read more
News: 14 JULY 2021
Allen & Overy today announces that Bradley Weyland has been appointed as a high yield partner in A&O’s leveraged finance practice, based in London. Brad joins from Latham & Watkins where he was…Read more
News: 14 JULY 2021
Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser in several categories for leveraged finance and high yield in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire which covers the first…Read more
Publications: 13 MAY 2021
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters have long been a talking point in the leveraged finance market, but the end of 2020 and the first few months of 2021 have seen deal flow take off for…Read more