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Knox Mcilwain

Partner

London

Knox Mcilwain

Partner

London

Knox advises financial institutions with an emphasis on the regulation, resiliency, and resolution of global, systemically important banks.

He has been actively engaged with both market participants and regulators in transatlantic regulatory reform initiatives to develop innovative approaches to financial company insolvency, such as the “bail-in” and “single point of entry” resolution strategies. Knox regularly advises clients on creditors’ rights and financial company insolvency matters, particularly as they apply to financial institutions and derivatives.

Knox has advised global banks and industry associations in the US, EU and Canada on the treatment of swaps and other financial contracts during resolution, including advising on the Resolution Stay Protocols. He has also advised on TLAC and MREL requirements in the US and Europe, including banks on issuances and structuring and buy-side participants on implications for investors.

News & insights

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Publications: 17 AUGUST 2020

What UK insolvency law changes mean for U.S. finance companies

Recent amendments to the UK insolvency regime to enhance restructuring options have introduced stay and moratorium powers similar to those available under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The amendments also…

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Publications: 16 JULY 2020

Seismic Changes to UK Insolvency Law – Key Issues for US Financial Counterparties

On 26 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the UK Act) came into force and made the most significant changes to UK insolvency law for over a decade. This article discusses the…

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Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Publications: 08 JUNE 2020

Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Fund and asset managers will need to carefully consider the impact of the IBOR transition on their business and take action significantly before the end of 2021 to enable them to properly prepare. 

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: what should banks and other financial institutions focus on?

The Covid-19  pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life.  The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and…

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2008

Academic

J.D., New York University School of Law, New York, NY, 2007

M.S., The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1999

B.S., Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 1995