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Melissa Samuel



Samuel Melissa
Melissa Samuel



Melissa has been a Partner at Allen & Overy for over 10 years, advising on a broad range of financing matters, including syndicated and structured lending, acquisition financing, secured property and investment portfolio financing, public bid financing and general corporate lending.

“Melissa Samuel is… tipped for the top and is ‘competent, calm and a delight to deal with on complex, high-value deals’.” Chambers & Partners UK

“the ‘extremely bright’ Melissa Samuel acts for both corporate borrowers and major financial institutions on domestic and international secured and unsecured financing facilities.” Legal 500: Bank Lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

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News: 02 DECEMBER 2020

A&O performs strongly in latest Adviser Rankings tables

A&O has maintained its top five position in the Adviser Rankings tables ranking third by number of FTSE 100 clients and fifth by number of FTSE 250 clients in the November 2020 tables.

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2020

Impact of China’s Export Control Law to M&A transactions

The PRC Export Control Law will come into effect soon on 1st December 2020. This new law makes a number of substantial changes to China’s current export control regulatory regime, indicating that the…

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus update: suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions

The government announcement of 23 April 2020, that it intends to introduce measures to protect the UK high street and other companies against aggressive debt recovery actions, will bring welcome…

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: key considerations for corporates when considering your debt facilities

As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic deepens and a prolonged downturn in financial markets looks increasingly certain, we have been speaking to a number of corporates that are reviewing their…

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Admitted as barrister, Western Australia, Australia

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales


BCom, The University of Western Australia

LLB, The University of Western Australia