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David Benton



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David Benton



David 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: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

EU Securitisation Regulation – The end of tax notification obligation for European investors in Australian securitisations

On 5 October 2021, some good news for the Australian securitisation market came from the EU following a decision by the Council (linked here) to recognise that Australia has implemented all the…

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Publications: 05 OCTOBER 2021

LIBOR transition and loan hedging: basis risk and how to deal with it

Global LIBOR transition efforts continue apace.  However, switching hedged loans to risk free rates is a particularly challenging area.  We discuss what borrowers, lenders and hedge providers really…

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News: 29 SEPTEMBER 2021

A&O advises on ICBC’s issuance of USD6.16 billion AT1 capital bonds

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers on the issuance of USD6.16bn undated Additional Tier 1 capital bonds by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), the largest bank in…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990


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

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