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Allen & Overy LLP

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 2FranceGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

The law firm boasts a well-known banking and finance practice covering a wide spectrum of matters. The team has notable expertise in cross-border debt refinancings, leveraged acquisition, project and real estate finance and displays further capabilities in investment grade financings. The lawyers also offer a strong practice in financial services regulation, covering banking, asset management and insurance regulatory matters. Allen & Overy's team has demonstrable expertise in advising international financial institutions on the establishment of French affiliates.

Notable practitioners

English-qualified Adrian Mellor is experienced advising domestic and cross-border clients on acquisition finance, restructurings and state-guaranteed loans in the context of COVID-19.

Brice Henry heads Allen & Overy's financial regulation practice and enjoys a strong reputation in the market. He assists with various regulatory matters, including post-Brexit transitions and EMIR procedure compliance. He acts for banks and corporate entities on both domestic and international mandates. A client describes Brice Henry as "extremely knowledgeable and adept at guiding us towards the right solution, as well as very pragmatic and solution-oriented."

Jean-Christophe David is recognised for his expertise in a variety of cross-border finance mandates, including leveraged financing, revolving credit facilities and refinancing. His clients roster includes banks, corporates and private equity firms. A source describes Jean-Christophe David as "excellent and a very good technician."

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France

Banking & Finance


Adrian Mellor
Band 4, Foreign expert for UK
Jean-Christophe David
Band 3

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation


Brice Henry
Band 1