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David Benton



Benton David
David Benton



David is the Head of our Global International Capital Markets group and is based in London.

He specialises in derivatives and structured finance transactions and has experience in equity, credit, fund-linked, commodity and other derivatives including repos and stocklending. David's recent work centres on a number of significant issues currently surrounding the derivatives markets, including the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the testing of key derivatives principles.

He regularly acts as counsel to International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) on a wide range of issues and has been involved in ISDA's documentation, regulatory and law reform activities for many years. He recently advised ISDA on major revisions to the credit derivatives definitions. David also advised on the new standard credit support annex provisions and the Standard Reference Obligation project. He also regularly advises the ISDA EMEA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee.

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News: 03 JUNE 2020

A&O advises on JDE Peet’s landmark IPO

A&O has advised JDE Peet’s and its largest selling shareholder, JAB, on the landmark listing of JDE Peet’s on Euronext Amsterdam.

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Publications: 28 MAY 2020

Webinar: Covid-19 coronavirus - Forbearance: mortgage debt and unsecured lending support in the UK, France, Italy and Spain

In this webinar, we discuss the measures introduced for mortgage debt and unsecured lending for owner occupied borrowers and those with buy-to-let mortgages in UK, France, Italy and Spain, where…

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Publications: 22 MAY 2020

UK Insolvency Reforms and Derivatives: Impact of the prohibition on the operation of termination and certain other provisions

The UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill (CIGB) was introduced to Parliament on 20 May 2020 and proposes to support the real economy by introducing certain reforms to give companies increased…

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Allen & Overy assists Eurofins in recent equity and debt capital market transactions

News: 22 MAY 2020

A&O assists Eurofins in recent equity and debt capital market transactions

Allen & Overy has advised Eurofins Scientific (Eurofins) on a successful fundraising through the issuance of new shares and a bond issuance. 

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990


BA (Hons), Law, University of Cambridge, 1987