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: 17 JUNE 2021
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act (the Act) entered into force on 26 June 2020. The Act represents the most significant reforms to the insolvency framework in the United Kingdom since, at…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
News: 07 MAY 2021
Allen & Overy today announced that Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt have been appointed as partners in A&O’s leveraged finance practice, based in London. Both Annette and Robert join from Linklaters…Read more
News: 05 MAY 2021
Allen & Overy has had 12 female lawyers from its London office named in the IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2021 list, which recognises the leading female transactional experts in local markets globally.Read more