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Diana Billik



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Diana Billik



Diana heads the capital markets team in Paris. She is a U.S.-qualified partner in the international capital markets department of Allen & Overy in Paris, specializing in cross-border debt and equity offerings. Diana has deep experience advising issuers, arrangers and underwriters in relation to a broad range of debt, equity and liability management transactions by foreign private and sovereign issuers across numerous jurisdictions, including France, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Greece, United Arab Emirates and West Africa. She focuses primarily on SEC-exempt offerings into the United States and compliance with SEC reporting requirements for foreign issuers and security holders. She also has significant experience in structured finance. Diana is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the Paris bar. Diana joined Allen & Overy in 1998 and became a partner in 2007.

Market Leader
IFLR1000 2020 – France (Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)

Woman Leader
IFLR1000 2020 - France 

Recognised by Best Lawyers 2020
Best Lawyers 2020 – Capital Markets Law (France)

"International capital markets head Diana Billik handles a wide scope of both debt and equity matters, with a focus on offerings by foreign private and sovereign issuers." 
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (Capital Markets: Equity)

“Paris-based Diana Billik possesses remarkable experience in both the debt and equity capital markets. Commentators praise her as "a very good technician" who is "very hands-on." One source notes: "She speaks French which is useful in Africa, even though she's originally a US lawyer." She is further distinguished for her expertise in sovereign debt issuances throughout sub-Saharan Africa.”
Chambers Global 2020 – Africa-wide (Capital Markets)

"Dual-qualified in France and the USA, Diana Billik stands out for her activity on the underwriter side of sovereign bond issuances. She also advises on the international capital markets aspects of IPOs and rights issues." 
Chambers Global 2019 - France (Capital Markets)

“Diana Billik is dual-qualified in Paris and New York, regularly handling cross-border capital markets matters involving both jurisdictions.” 
Chambers Global 2019 – USA (Capital Markets: Debt & Equity)

News & insights

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News: 21 JANUARY 2021

China Cinda (HK)’s USD2 billion multi-tranche guaranteed notes issuance

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners in connection with the multi-tranche issuance comprising USD500m 1.250% notes due 2024, USD300m 1.875% notes due 2026, USD400m…

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 23 Dec - 7 Jan 2020

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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News: 19 JANUARY 2021

A&O ends 2020 with a strong performance in global ECM league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2020 with a strong performance in the ECM league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…

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Golden powers update in italy

Publications: 18 JANUARY 2021

Golden powers: updates in Italy

Important news on the application of the foreign direct investment legislation (“golden powers”) in Italy

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Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2011

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2000


J.D, Harvard Law School, 1998

Bachelor of Arts, Vassar College, 1994

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