Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets Department

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What the team is known for Exceptional firm with superb capabilities in capital markets transactions. Celebrated DCM teams boast extensive skill in assisting with an array of debt instruments, stretching from GMTN programmes to hybrids as well as high-yield products. Its strong structured finance practice is comprehensive, offering support in pan-European securitisation plans, both cash and synthetic, as well as covered bonds, equity swaps, CLOs and other derivatives. Reputed ECM teams are adept at assisting with IPOs, acquisition and disposal of shares as well as issuance of rights. Has excellent presence on the ground in numerous European jurisdictions, including the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. Also offers respected teams in the CEE region and Turkey, with top-class lawyers co-operating on a range of complex cross-border matters in these areas. Acts for leading commercial and investment banks, corporates, insurance companies and market operators.

Strengths The team wins plaudits for its "good international capabilities."

A client speaks highly of the firm, stating it "handled a very complex, multi-jurisdictional transaction brilliantly, with a very fast turnaround and a focus on the core issues at hand."

Notable practitioners

London-based Jonathan Melton and David Broadley are co-heads of the firm's international capital markets practice group. Other key partners include Marc Plepelits in Frankfurt and Diana Billik in Paris.