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Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance: International

2 ranked lawyersBand 1SingaporeAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Allen & Overy's top-calibre team of banking lawyers is recognised for handling complex and prominent mandates across the region, including a focus on India and Indonesia. Acts for an impressive range of clients from major international and regional banks to major corporate borrowers across the ASEAN region. A particular strength is cooperation with Vietnam and Indonesia offices. Well known for its aptitude for cross-border matters and remains a top choice for work that includes a Singapore law component. Highly respected for advising on syndicated loans, structured and Islamic financing, as well as sustainability-linked financing and refinancing work. Major clients include Asian Development Bank and BNP Paribas.

Strengths

A client reports: "Allen & Overy has a very strong bench of associates, which really helps. No matter who the associate is on the deal, we don't experience any drop-off in the level of service."

Another sources praises the team's "capacity to deal with multi-jurisdictional issues."

Work highlights

Allen & Overy advised IFC on its global USD2 billion Working Capital Solutions programme, which provides funding to banks across many emerging markets.

Notable practitioners

Chris Bishop handles a wide range of banking matters, including sustainability-linked facilities, project finance and real estate finance. A client says: "He is very personable and easy to work with - nothing is too much trouble."

Gautam Narasimhan retains a market-leading reputation, especially for Indian and Indonesian mandates, and offers structured and acquisition finance expertise. An interviewee lauds him as "one of the best finance partners in Asia. He is very responsive and practical, with great deal knowledge."

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Singapore

Banking & Finance: International


Chris Bishop
Band 3
Gautam Narasimhan
Band 1