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David Benton

Partner

London

Benton David
David Benton

Partner

London

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.

News & insights

News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

ICBC issues offshore Additional Tier 1 preference shares

Allen & Overy has advised the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers on the issuance of USD2.9 billion 3.58% non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares by Industrial and Commercial Bank of…

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shopping bags

News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Shopping centre specialist ECE relies on Allen & Overy for debut bond issue

Allen & Overy has advised ECE Real Estate Partners, the fund management company of Hamburg-based commercial property specialist ECE, on the issuance of an innovative real estate bond.

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Bank of China issues its first blue bond in offshore markets

News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Bank of China issues its first blue bond in offshore markets

Allen & Overy has advised the joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on the inaugural dual-currency blue bond offering by Bank of China Limited, Paris Branch and Bank of China Limited, Macau…

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Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast #3: AML/CTF – Recent Luxembourg developments: focus on Fintech

Financial technologies are leaving their imprint at every level of the financial sector.

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London

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1990

Academic

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