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Knox Mcilwain



Knox Mcilwain



Knox advises financial institutions with an emphasis on the regulation, resiliency, and resolution of global, systemically important banks.

He has been actively engaged with both market participants and regulators in transatlantic regulatory reform initiatives to develop innovative approaches to financial company insolvency, such as the “bail-in” and “single point of entry” resolution strategies. Knox regularly advises clients on creditors’ rights and financial company insolvency matters, particularly as they apply to financial institutions and derivatives.

Knox has advised global banks and industry associations in the US, EU and Canada on the treatment of swaps and other financial contracts during resolution, including advising on the Resolution Stay Protocols. He has also advised on TLAC and MREL requirements in the US and Europe, including banks on issuances and structuring and buy-side participants on implications for investors.

"Tremendous intellect matched with an ability to explain matters of great complextity and nuance efficiently and understandably." Client Recommendation 2021, IFLR 1000

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News: 04 JUNE 2021

A&O conseille Eurazeo sur la cession de sa participation dans Planet à Advent International

Allen & Overy Paris a conseillé le groupe d'investissement Eurazeo dans le cadre de la signature d’un accord pour la cession de sa participation dans Planet, acteur mondial des solutions de paiement,…

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News: 27 MAY 2021

A&O conseille la SCPI Accès Valeur Pierre

Allen & Overy a conseillé la SCPI Accès Valeur Pierre gérée par BNP Paribas REIM France dans le cadre de la facilité de crédit d’investissement d’un montant total de 80 millions d'euros accordée par…

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News: 18 MAY 2021

A&O conseille Natixis et UniCredit sur le financement de l’acquisition de TowerTel S.p.A. par Phoenix Tower International

Allen & Overy a conseillé les arrangeurs, prêteurs et banques de couverture (Natixis et UniCredit) dans le cadre du financement de l'acquisition de TowerTel S.p.A. par Phoenix Tower International,…

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News: 17 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy conseille les six réseaux bancaires français dans le cadre de la mise en place du dispositif de prêts participatifs garantis par l’Etat du Plan France Relance

Allen & Overy a conseillé les réseaux BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, Crédit Mutuel, BPCE/Natixis et de La Banque Postale qui ont mobilisé environ 11 milliards d’euros (un montant sans…

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2008


J.D., New York University School of Law, New York, NY, 2007

M.S., The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1999

B.S., Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 1995