Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Maintains its reputation as a go-to firm for a wide variety of capital markets mandates, with particular strength in complex cross-border debt and hybrid product work. Now increasingly recognised for handling a solid line-up of cross-border high-yield offerings. Also very skilled at advising on equity issuances in the region. Especially well respected in the major hubs of Hong Kong, Australia and Singapore. Additionally maintains a strong presence across the South-East Asia region, where it has standout practices in Thailand and Indonesia. Maintains a highly rated Hong Kong securitisation and derivatives practice, supported by resources in Singapore.

Strengths Feedback emphasises the team's commercially attuned advice, with one client saying: "The team are very responsive, diligent and experienced. They know our focuses and business needs and give us articulate and practical suggestions as well as detailed rationales behind their suggestions, which is extremely helpful for us to report and negotiate effectively."

One interviewee highlights the team's client care, reporting: "They worked with each other seamlessly, absolutely committed to getting the right outcome for us. I felt that they were in our corner, that they were in the team with us."

A client notes: "For investment-grade work they are one of the best in town, if not the best. They constantly give you the comfort that they will do everything for you, take care of everything in advance."

Work highlights Acted for United Overseas Bank on its issue of CNY2 billion panda bonds in the PRC interbank bond market.

Assisted the underwriters with Midea Real Estate's USD452 million listing of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Acted for ING Bank (Australia) on the establishment of its AUD7.5 billion covered bond programme and its first issuances under the programme.

Notable practitioners

John Lee, Alex Tao and Lina Lee are key contacts in Hong Kong, while Yvonne Siew is a main point of contact for derivatives and structured products. Jeremy Stoupas in Singapore is a key contact for clients. Karolina Popic and Tony Sparks are practice leads in Australia.