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Karolina Popic



Karolina Popic



Karolina is a partner in our capital markets team and her expertise spans across the entire debt capital markets, acting in connection with secured (securitisation and covered bonds) and unsecured funding transactions.  Karolina's experience extends to receivables and cash flow financing and general banking and finance.

Karolina specialises in securitisation and, with the introduction of enabling legislation, in covered bonds. She has significant experience across residential mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities in domestic, US (both SEC-registered and Rule 144A offerings) and Euro markets, acting for all participants involved including originators, issuers, trustees and investors. Karolina has extensive experience across a range of asset classes including residential mortgages (prime, low doc and no doc), commercial property mortgages, reverse mortgages, credit cards, trade receivables, dealer floorplan financings, motor vehicle and equipment leases and hire purchases and chattel mortgages. She also has significant expertise acting for purchasers and sellers of pools of receivables (including securitised receivables) and securitised products.

Chambers Asia Pacific notes the "multi-talented Karolina Popic handles both debt work and securitisation transactions. Sources say 'she has a good depth of experience and sound technical ability'." Karolina has been acknowledged as a "Leading Lawyer" for Capital Markets – structured finance and securitisation in IFLR 1000 Australia. Karolina has been named as one of IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2021. Legal 500 Australia says that Karolina is a "leading individual" and an "exceptional lawyer", "very attuned to clients needs" and the "go-to person for covered bonds". The AFR has ranked Karolina as a "Best Lawyer" since 2014 in the categories of Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance. Who’s Who Legal describes Karolina as a "truly outstanding, innovative and technically gifted" lawyer.

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Publications: 30 JULY 2021

UK SPACs - FCA relaxes rules including presumption of suspension on announcement of business combination

With effect from 10 August 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is implementing its Listing Rule changes and guidance for UK Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.

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News: 28 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises Wesfarmers on issue of AUD1bn in first sustainability-linked bonds issued in AUD

In an Australian first, Allen & Overy has advised Wesfarmers Ltd on its issuance of AUD1 billion in sustainability-linked bonds linked to renewable energy and emissions performance under its AMTN…

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News: 06 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy advises on NBN Co’s USD50 billion GMTN programme and inaugural issuance

Allen & Overy has advised NBN Co on the establishment of its USD50 billion Global Medium Term Note programme and the inaugural USD2 billion issuance under the programme. The issuance comprised two…

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Publications: 02 AUGUST 2019

Allen & Overy wins ABCN Award for Excellence in Member Engagement second year in a row

Allen & Overy has, for the second year in a row, been awarded an Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) Award for Excellence in Member Company Engagements at the ABCN Leadership Dinner, held…

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Admitted as a Solicitor (New South Wales, Australia), 2000


Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales, 1998

Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales, 1998