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Franz Ranero

Partner

London

Ranero Franz
Franz Ranero

Partner

London

Franz advises on a broad range of capital markets and financing transactions, with a focus on structured finance and products.

His structured finance practice covers bespoke funding, liquidity, regulatory capital and arbitrage structures involving both securitisation and derivatives technology, including providing financing to regulated and unregulated funds. His structured products experience extends to credit, fund and equity-linked products, repackaging platforms and other derivative and structured securities. Franz is a pre-eminent adviser to the CLO market, having developed and led the firm’s market-leading global CLO practice.

Franz is also involved in the social finance and impact investing sectors, where he advises various wholesale participants on products and market infrastructure in those spheres. In addition to managing his legal practice, he is the global co-head of the firm’s pro bono and community investment activity, and he is also a trustee and director of Access, a social investment foundation, and Stem4, a teenage mental health charity.

Franz is listed as a leading structured finance lawyer (Band #1) in Chambers, rated as "Highly Regarded" in IFLR 1000 and listed as a leading structured products and securitisation lawyer in Legal 500.

Experience highlights

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as Solicitor, Ireland, 2018

Admitted as Solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

Legal Practitioner, New South Wales, Australia, 1998

Academic

Master of Laws (Research), 1998

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), 1997

Bachelor of Business (Distinction), 1996

Pro-bono experience

  • Global Co-Head of Pro Bono and Community Investment.
  • Regularly advises market participants in the social finance and impact investing sectors.
  • Trustee and Director of Access - The Foundation for Social Investment.
  • Trustee and Director of Stem4, a teenage mental health charity.

Recognition

Published work

  • Franz has published a number of articles and has contributed to legal and industry publications in the structured capital markets field.

News & insights

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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News: 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

A&O launches Global Charity Partnership with Street Child

Our two-year Global Charity Partnership with Street Child, an organisation that works to protect and educate children, has officially launched with the aim of raising GBP1 million.

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News: 27 AUGUST 2021

A record GBP2.3m for charity partner Hope and Homes for Children

Our Global Charity Partnership with Hope and Homes for Children has drawn to a close, having contributed a record-breaking GBP2.3m to the charity’s campaign to end the institutional care of children…

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News: 23 JULY 2021

A&O announces Street Child as new Global Charity Partner following firm-wide vote

Nearly 2,500 people from across the world took part.

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