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Karolina Popic

Partner

Sydney

Karolina Popic

Partner

Sydney

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.

News & insights

Hedge maze

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2021

SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation deadlines – A compliance checklist for private banks, wealth managers and advisers

A number of deadlines are looming for private banks, wealth managers and advisers as the next stage of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and Taxonomy Regulation begins to apply…

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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: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Arion on first EUR300m covered bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised Arion Bank hf. on its first issuance of a Euro denominated covered bond. Over a decade on from the financial crisis, the EUR300m issue represents the first time an Icelandic…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

EU Securitisation Regulation – The end of tax notification obligation for European investors in Australian securitisations

On 5 October 2021, some good news for the Australian securitisation market came from the EU following a decision by the Council (linked here) to recognise that Australia has implemented all the…

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Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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Qualifications

Professional

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

Academic

Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales, 1998

Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales, 1998