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Denise Gibson



Gibson Denise
Denise Gibson



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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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Russia: Law on categories of investors has been adopted

The Federal law dividing all investors in the financial market into two categories, regulating investment activities carried out by individuals and reforming the procedure by which non-qualified…

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Allen and Overy advises international development banks on first of a kind public private partnership road concession in Kazakhstan

News: 07 AUGUST 2020

A&O advises international development banks on first-of-a-kind public private partnership road concession in Kazakhstan

Allen & Overy has advised international development banks on the USD585 million debt financing of a 66-km ring road around Almaty in Kazakhstan to be constructed by BAKAD Investment and Operation…

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Publications: 05 AUGUST 2020

Will climate change go up the boardroom agenda following Covid-19?

We believe that the global Covid-19 pandemic will lead to society at large taking climate change much more seriously. While parts of the business and financial community, and governments and…

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Publications: 31 JULY 2020

What is sovereign payment risk and what can investors do to mitigate it?

Sovereign payment risk is an issue that investors may encounter in any large-scale infrastructure project which involves government counterparties or support.

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