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Melissa Samuel



Samuel Melissa
Melissa Samuel



Melissa has been a Partner at Allen & Overy for over 10 years, advising on a broad range of financing matters, including syndicated and structured lending, acquisition financing, secured property and investment portfolio financing, public bid financing and general corporate lending.

“Melissa Samuel is… tipped for the top and is ‘competent, calm and a delight to deal with on complex, high-value deals’.” Chambers & Partners UK

“the ‘extremely bright’ Melissa Samuel acts for both corporate borrowers and major financial institutions on domestic and international secured and unsecured financing facilities.” Legal 500: Bank Lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

News & insights

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Publications: 03 AUGUST 2021

LIBOR transition: less is more

In the race to remediate, the moment has come for lenders to lighten up on corporate authorisations and legal opinions.

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Publications: 29 MARCH 2021

Sustainable finance: Key considerations for loan documents

As regulators, shareholders, investors and wider society increasingly focus their attention on ESG matters, they have crept up the boardroom agenda of large companies and financial institutions and…

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions

The government announcement of 23 April 2020, that it intends to introduce measures to protect the UK high street and other companies against aggressive debt recovery actions, will bring welcome…

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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…

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Admitted as barrister, Western Australia, Australia

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales


BCom, The University of Western Australia

LLB, The University of Western Australia