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Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance

Band 1Europe-wideGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Impressive Europe-wide coverage, with reputable teams in the UK, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands and across the CEE region. Frequently acts for major investment banks, sponsors and corporate clients on major leveraged buyout transactions, project finance mandates and complicated corporate loans. Has an outstanding reputation for cross-border transactions and offers impressive experience in acquisition finance, syndicated lending and regulatory matters regarding new directives. Also provides leading real estate finance expertise.

Strengths

A source says: "It's the level of pragmatism they have. They do a great job on the legal, but also make judgement calls, and their judgement calls are the right ones."

A client was pleased with the team's "structured, swift and detailed advisory service," adding: "They handled a lot of topics directly with the counterparties, freeing up time on our end."

Notable practitioners

Philip Bowden in London, Walter Uebelhoer in Munich, Ignacio Ruiz-Camara in Madrid and Femke Bierman in Amsterdam are key points of contact.

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