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Cathy Bell-Walker

Partner

London

Bell-Walker Cathy
Cathy Bell-Walker

Partner

London

Cathy has a broad ranging international banking practice, including syndicated loans and investment grade acquisition financings, real estate finance and asset financings. She has borrower clients, in particular in the travel sector. She has extensive experience of acting for finance providers in leveraged finance transactions on both UK and European cross-border transactions including acting for high-yield bridge lenders.

Chambers UK comments that Cathy is "a very strong finance lawyer who puts the client at ease".

Cathy has been a partner in Allen & Overy since 2002 and was an elected member of the Allen & Overy global board from 2010-2014. She qualified as an English solicitor in 1996 and was based in the Frankfurt office of Allen & Overy LLP for ten years. She is a fluent German speaker. She is currently Chair of the Allen & Overy Global Markets Board which co-ordinates the firm’s relationship with law firms in jurisdictions where A&O does not have a presence. She also runs the A&O London Senior Women’s Network.

News & insights

A bird's eye view of solar panels

News: 03 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on world's first ESG-linked loan for a bank

Allen & Overy and Gedik & Eraksoy have advised Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of America as arrangers of an ESG-linked syndicated loan facility for Turkey’s Garanti BBVA.   

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News: 02 JUNE 2020

Allen & Overy advises lenders for Israel’s largest desalination plant – the largest of its type in the world

Allen & Overy has advised the lenders to the successful bidder for Israel’s largest desalination plant – the largest of its type in the world. The 25-year contract to design, finance, construct,…

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News: 02 JUNE 2020

Success for A&O in the TXF Perfect 10 awards

Allen & Overy has picked up a pair of trophies at the TXF Perfect 10 awards, which took place in a virtual ceremony on 29 May. Both of the successes came in the trade and commodity finance category,…

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Key regulatory topics

Publications: 01 JUNE 2020

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 22 - 28 May 2020

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please…

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Sectors

Real estate

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Academic

BA (Hons), Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, 1992