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Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance

4 ranked lawyersBand 1NetherlandsGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Allen & Overy boasts a market-leading financing team with notable experience in acquisition finance mandates. The law firm is highly esteemed for assisting clients with credit facilities, term loans, leveraged finance and bridge financing, and recently has been particularly active in COVID-19 liquidity matters. It is popular with both borrowers and lenders. Allen & Overy also offers a standout project finance group, advising on the financing of renewable energy and construction projects. The team also assists with regulatory compliance and clearance matters in the financial sector, including licensing and market access issues, as well as supervision by the European Central Bank.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Thomas acts for clients on leveraged finance transactions and has also assisted borrowers with COVID-19 recovery financing.

Femke Bierman is one of the leading banking experts in the Netherlands and is highly esteemed for her work on acquisition financing. She also offers expertise in bridge financing and term loan agreements. One client enthuses: "Her advice is second to none," and also describes her as a "very pragmatic lawyer who has a helicopter view of the transactions."

Niels de Ru acts for both borrowers and lenders on credit facility agreements and is also highlighted by sources for his work on commodity financing. Recently he has been particularly active in helping clients to improve their liquidity following the COVID-19 pandemic. An interviewee describes him as "really friendly and dependable."

Victor de Serière has longstanding experience advising clients on regulatory reforms and applications for banking licences.

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Netherlands

Banking & Finance


Andrew Thomas
Band 4
Femke Bierman
Band 1
Niels de Ru
Band 3
Victor de Serière
Senior Statespeople