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Adrian Mellor



Mellor Adrian
Adrian Mellor



Adrian has French domestic and international experience advising on a wide spectrum of financing transactions - acting for both banks and borrowers - from acquisition and structured finance (in particular telecoms projects) through to corporate borrowings, in addition to other general banking matters. He has also been involved in securitisations and asset finance transactions.

Adrian is a recognized practitioner by « Best Lawyers » since 2010 in Banking & Finance.

Ranked Band 4 and recognized as Foreign expert for UK: CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2020 - FRANCE: BANKING & FINANCE 

IFLR1000 2019: Highly regarded : Banking, Structured Finance & Securitisation, Project Finance, Restructuring & Insolvency.

"Adrian Mellor is experienced in acquisition financing and refinancing matters for banks, financial service providers and corporate clients." - CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2019 - France (Banking & Finance)

Adrian Mellor 's practice spans acquisition finance, project finance and LBOs. He is dual-qualified in the UK and France, and clients say: "He has great negotiation skills and a capacity to find the best alternative available to both parties under discussion. In addition, his personality and sense of humour help in long negotiations." CHAMBERS & PARTNERS EUROPE 2018 - France (Banking & Finance)

Adrian is a recognised practitioner by Legal 500 2018.

News & insights

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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Ineffectiveness of repayment of financing and ineffectiveness of establishing security pursuant to Art. 127.3 of Bankruptcy Law

In their podcast, Weronika Groskrejc and Artur Rutkowski, banking and finance lawyers at Allen & Overy Warsaw, try to answer the question in what circumstances it is permissible to repay debt and establish security so as not to violate the rules of hardening period under Art. 127.3 of Bankruptcy Law. Listen to the podcast.

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News: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O retains title as leading global transactional law firm for sixth year

Allen & Overy advised on more deals during 2019 than any other law firm in the world. According to data from Refinitiv and Dealogic, A&O advised on 17% more deals than its nearest competitor across global DCM, ECM, M&A, loans and project finance.

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News: 18 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O’s U.S. Leveraged Finance practice receives top 10 rankings across several categories from Debtwire

Our New York team remains among the leading advisers across the North American leveraged finance market, according to data published by Debtwire.

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News: 06 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advised APICORP on two facilities for an aggregate value of USD250m

Allen & Overy advised The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, on two facilities for an aggregate value of USD250m to Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation (SPIC), a subsidiary of Sonatrach S.p.A., the Algerian state-owned national oil company.

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Admitted as Solicitor of England and Wales, 1995


LSF, Nottingham Law School, 1992

M, Eng, York University, 1989

Published work

  • Allen & Overy LLP, International legal practice, Financial Monthly, February 2011