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Greg Brown



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Greg Brown



Greg has experience acting for both lenders and borrowers with work covering a wide range of debt financing practice areas, including general corporate lending, real estate finance, fund finance, trade and commodity finance and acquisition finance. He has a particular focus on emerging markets and has recently advised on transactions in Africa, India, Turkey and the Middle East, among others.

Greg is also the head of Allen & Overy's Microfinance and Social Investment Group.

Greg is ranked as a leading individual in Trade Finance by Legal 500: “Stand out on high-end and complex deals.” Legal 500 UK 2014: Finance: Trade Finance

“Greg Brown has an established practice acting for lenders and borrowers...” Chambers & Partners 2012: UK – Banking & Finance

News & insights

Publications: 24 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: impact on Spanish commercial lease agreements

Royal Decree 463/2020 (Covid-19 Spanish RD), came into force on Saturday 14 March 2020 and will initially be in force until 28 March 2020 (subject to extensions, which are very likely to take place). The Covid-19 Spanish RD declares an emergency situation due to the existence of the coronavirus epidemic in Spain and implements several actions to address it.

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: key considerations for corporates when considering your debt facilities

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic deepens and a prolonged downturn in financial markets looks increasingly certain, we have been speaking to a number of corporates that are reviewing their banking facilities to ensure they have enough liquidity to weather the storm. If you are considering obtaining additional funding here are some key aspects to consider.

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Allen & Overy advises on world's first SONIA and SOFR multucurrency loan agreement

News: 12 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy advises on world's first SONIA and SOFR multicurrency loan agreement

Allen & Overy has advised a syndicate of 21 lenders, including co-ordinators Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays") and HSBC Bank PLC ("HSBC") on a GBP6 billion revolving credit facility for British American Tobacco ("BAT").

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Publications: 24 JUNE 2018

Sustainable lending: a new shade of green

​Sustainable finance is​ a rapidly developing market.  Until recently the market for sustainable finance was made up primarily of bonds (and, to a lesser extent, term loans) funding "green" projects.  Now sustainable lending increasingly provides flexible solutions to borrowers who wish to incorporate environmental, social or governance targets into their funding. 

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997


BA (Hons), Oxford University, 1993