Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Extensive capital markets bench strength, allowing the firm to provide sophisticated advice on a comprehensive array of debt and equity transactions. Focal points range from bank regulatory work to some of the UK's largest IPOs, as well as complex high-yield offerings and leveraged finance deals. Significant expertise advising on medium-term note programmes and debt issuances for major investment banks and issuers. Equally able across DCM and ECM, drawing on integrated US law capabilities and support from a network of EMEA partners, to act on the most significant cross-border transactions

Strengths One client says: "They are absolute experts in what they do."

Another adds: "It's a quality practice with an excellent cohort of partners."

Work highlights Represented Marks & Spencer in a rights issue that raised more than £600 million. The financing was aimed at part-funding its joint venture with Ocado.

Notable practitioners


Adam Wells
regularly represents banks and issuers on IPOs, often involving multiple European jurisdictions.


David Broadley
has a mixed corporate and equity capital markets practice. His ECM work includes advising leading global clients on high-value IPOs and acquisition financing.
"He's excellent - he's a hard worker and clients love him."


James Roe
has a great deal of experience advising leading financial institutions and corporate groups on a variety of equity and equity-linked transactions. He routinely advises clients on listings on the London Stock Exchange, and is also comfortable when assisting with international listings.


Jamie Durham
is recognised for his advice to clients on DCM matters in the emerging markets. He handles Eurobond issuances as part of a broad practice.
"He's a very good technical lawyer."


Jeff Hendrickson
is a US securities lawyer who regularly assists banks and corporate groups with a range of matters including equity-linked transactions.


Jonathan Melton
is a leading liability management specialist. He also brings deep experience across the wider DCM field and is able to advise on the issuance of a full range of debt products.
"He is very commercial and knows the market inside and out."


Kevin Muzilla
has longstanding expertise advising on multi-jurisdictional deals involving high-yield instruments. His clients include global investment banks as well as issuing companies.


Matthias Baudisch
typically represents banks, as underwriters, in bond and loan deals involving European companies. He also works with large corporate groups on issuances.
"He has been around a long time and he is very skilled."


Michael Bloch
maintains a well-respected practice representing issuers in a range of complex ECM transactions. He has recently been involved in noteworthy IPOs and secondary offerings.
"He is really impressive." "He has good experience and he's a nice guy to deal with."

Experienced US securities lawyer
Sachin Davé
represents leading investment banks and issuers across a wide range of debt transactions.


Theo Trayhurn
brings a great breadth of experience to his varied debt capital markets work. He is well regarded for his work involving Nordic issuers, as well as for advising on social bonds.


Tom Grant
has a great deal of experience in the capital markets and can be found advising on a variety of debt matters including EMTN programmes and hybrid instruments.
"Tom is exceptionally commercial and a technical wizard." "He offers great support."