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Lorraine Bayliss

Partner

London

Bayliss Lorraine
Lorraine Bayliss

Partner

London

Lorraine is a partner in the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group and heads the Allen & Overy export credit agency (ECA) practice. She has extensive ECA and multi-lateral experience and excellent working relationships with the world’s leading ECAs and multi-lateral agencies (MLAs) as well as with a large number of the banks involved in arranging ECA financings.

She has a broad range of experience across international project finance and secured lending transactions acting for both borrowers and lenders, in particular in the power, infrastructure and oil and gas markets.

News & insights

Singapore Legal Update - January 2020

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

MAS consultations on the regulation of digital payment tokens

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued three new consultations each dealing with different aspects of the regulation of digital payment tokens (DPTs) under the Payment Services Act (PSA). It has also recently clarified that where a DPT may be characterized as either a debenture or as e-money, its policy approach will be to regulate it as e-money. Note that the PSA will come into force on 28 January 2020.

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Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

Publications: 20 JANUARY 2020

Singapore company wound up in the U.S not allowed to block enforcement of charge over its shares

In a recent case, the High Court had to consider whether to apply a moratorium to the enforcement of a share charge taken over the shares in a Singapore company where that company was subject to insolvency proceedings in the United States. It held that it had no basis to do so under section 259 of the Companies Act which renders void a transfer of shares in company made after the commencement of a winding up by the Singapore Court as that section did not apply to a foreign proceedings.

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News: 15 JANUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advises on Leonard Green and Novo Holdings' acquisition of WCG Clinical

Allen & Overy has advised the lead arrangers and administrative agent on the USD1.045 billion syndicated financing for the acquisition of WCG Clinical by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and Novo Holdings A/S. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

Paving the way to the UK’s departure from the EU – an overview of the key provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the UK’s general election in December 2019, the immediate priority for both the UK and the EU27 in relation to Brexit is now the approval, ratification and implementation of the deal agreed at a political level between the European Commission and the UK in October 2019 on the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU (the Withdrawal Agreement).

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Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Solicitor, England and Wales, 1999

Academic

Nottingham Law School, 1997
B.A. (Honors) in Law (with European Law) from the University of Nottingham, 1996

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