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Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity

12 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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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."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Capital Markets: Debt


Jamie Durham
Band 3
Jonathan P Melton
Band 1
Sachin Davé
Band 3
Theo Trayhurn
Band 3
Tom Grant
Band 4

Capital Markets: Equity


Adam Wells
Band 4

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