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Allen & Overy LLP

Capital Markets

5 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A prominent team offering expertise across the full spectrum of DCM and ECM including high-value IPOs. Notable experience handling cross-border listings and funding for M&A transactions, particularly within the energy and resources sector. Known for its strength in the securitisation arena, the team is experienced working in an extensive range of asset classes including auto loans, residential mortgages and credit cards. The team has access to the firm's global network and is noted for its expertise in the US and European bond markets. Has long-established relationships with a number of international investment banks and top ASX-listed companies.

Strengths

A client praises the team's "communication, ability to meet deadlines and solve problems, and responsiveness and accessibility."

Another client highlights its "good reputation and strong capability on financing matters," going on to note: "They deliver timely and good-quality advice consistently."

Work highlights

Advised Bell Potter on the AUD820 million ASX IPO of US company Life360.

Acted as US counsel to Westpac on its AUD2.7 billion capital raising.

Notable practitioners

Karolina Popic is a leading figure in the securitisation space, frequently assisting clients with matters involving asset-backed securities and warehouse transactions, and is also noted for her DCM expertise. A client describes her as "one of the most knowledgeable and innovative legal counsel that I have ever worked with."

Mark Leemen is highly regarded for the provision of US law expertise from his Sydney base, frequently advising clients in relation to major capital raisings. A client praises his "quality of legal drafting," adding: "He's very responsive, very commercial and able to look for solutions to difficult problems."

Meredith Campion is an experienced figure in the ECM legal market, who is described by a client as "someone who works with the client to look for simple, pragmatic solutions." She is particularly noted for acting on equity transactions for clients in the natural resources sector.

Tony Sparks is recognised as a "very experienced and commercial lawyer." He has an established practice acting for corporate clients in relation to IPOs and entitlement offers.

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Australia

Capital Markets: Debt


Karolina Popic
Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity


Meredith Campion
Band 4
Tony Sparks
Band 1

Capital Markets: Securitisation


Karolina Popic
Band 1

Capital Markets: US Law


Mark Leemen
Band 1