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Nicholas Robinson


New York

Robinson Nicholas
Nicholas Robinson


New York

Nick is a partner in our structured finance practice, based in New York. He has over 15 years of experience, and his practice has been dedicated to collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and other structured products during most of this time.

He concentrates his practice on representing underwriters, asset managers, administrative agents and debt and equity investors in CLOs, with a focus on the middle market sector. He also specializes in representing lenders and borrowers in structured loan facilities, CLO warehouse facilities, risk retention financings and a variety of other asset backed securities transactions. He is frequently consulted on regulatory matters, in particular as to U.S. and EU risk retention compliance, the Volcker Rule and other regulatory compliance issues related to CLOs. Nick’s practice has also covered a broader range of capital markets matters, including debt private placements, leveraged finance and transportation finance. He is the co-author of several articles on pressing issues in the CLO market, including developments in the U.S. risk retention rules, is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and is often quoted in the financial press on topics related to CLOs.

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Publications: 14 March 2023

Feeling conflicted: SEC Rule 192 and you

On January 25, 2023, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) revived a proposed rule (initially proposed in September 2011) pursuant to Section 27B (Proposed Rule 192) aimed at…

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News: 16 November 2022

Allen & Overy’s U.S. CLO practice receives Law Firm of the Year at SCI Annual U.S. Middle Market CLO awards

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Publications: 24 November 2020

Collateralized loan obligations group sues fellow lenders over new 'super priority' loans

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Publications: 18 May 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: updates to the Fed’s 2020 TALF Program and their implication for the CLO market

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Admitted in New York State, 2006


Boston College Law School, Newton, MA 
Juris Doctor, 2005

New York University, New York, NY 
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1997


Awards & accolades

Ranked Band 4

Chambers USA 2022 - Capital Markets: Securitization: CLOs