Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Regularly mandated on complex cross-border transactions by eminent lenders, sponsors and borrowers, including public development banks, investment banks, private equity firms and multinational corporates. Offers well-established teams in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, which often connect with its expansive international network on cross-border mandates. Boasts experienced counsel in the areas of syndicated loans and major leveraged buyout transactions as well as project finance and complex corporate loans. The quality of the firm's Middle Eastern, Malaysian and Indonesian offices gives it the capacity to advise on cross-border Islamic finance matters.

Strengths Market commentators report: "The lawyers have a very good business and have a global footprint that is quite strong. They have a depth and presence that is huge."

Peers laud the firm's strength in the UK and in Europe, affirming: "It is top notch there."

Notable practitioners

The global banking practice is co-headed by London-based Philip Bowden and Amsterdam-based Andrew Thomas. The firm's global Islamic finance practice is run by Anzal Mohammed in Dubai.