Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets: International Department

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What the team is known for Excellent cross-border practice recognised for handling a broad range of big-ticket DCM transactions. Particular expertise in advising on global and Euro MTN programmes, as well as large sukuk issuances and convertible bonds. Also offers notable ECM expertise, assisting clients with IPOs and listings in Singapore and elsewhere in South-East Asia. Singapore team frequently works in tandem with other offices on regional and international deals, especially in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and India. Acts for a range of underwriters, issuers and trustees.

Strengths One client reports: "They are very insightful and efficient. They are persistent and innovative in finding solutions and providing advice."

"Their depth of knowledge is significant and they are able to make commercial decisions, breaking down terms for non-lawyers," says another interviewee.

Work highlights Advised Bank Tabungan Negara on its Basel III-compliant USD300 million Tier 2 capital securities issuance.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Stathopoulos
advises clients on a broad spectrum of international debt and equity capital markets transactions including IPOs and MTN programmes. He is praised by clients as "very hands on, responsive and accessible."

An interviewee reports that
Felipe Duque
is "highly responsive and provides practical, intelligent and considered solutions to issues." He is experienced in debt capital markets transactions, with particular activity in the Indonesian market.

Jeremy Stoupas
possesses extensive experience in debt and equity capital markets transactions, including Islamic finance. He assists issuers, arrangers and trustees with bond and debt issuances as well as IPOs.

Pallavi Gopinath Aney
is described by her clients as "impressive." She is experienced in advising issuers and underwriters on both debt and equity offerings, with particular expertise on India-related deals.