International Capital Markets

Allen & Overy has one of the world’s leading legal practices across the full range of capital markets activities, advising all the major financial institutions around the world. Our integrated Capital Markets teams across our network of 42 offices in 29 jurisdictions provide you with access to lawyers with a track record of advising our clients on some of the most complex securities offerings. Our team is divided into four key areas of expertise – debt capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, corporate trustee and securitization – all covering a wide range of financial products. We are consistently ranked in the top tier by a number of legal directories and have won numerous awards over the years.

Since the financial crisis, the past several years have been extremely challenging and have required fresh thinking as the markets continue to adjust to the current climate. Given our unparalleled knowledge and experience, we have been instrumental in developing solutions for the industry and have been able to provide the highest quality legal advice on the innovative and complex financing techniques.

Our clients include many of the major international financial institutions, the trustees of securities issues, issuers (debt or equity) and selling shareholders and we assist with debt issuance and commercial paper programs, debt issues, initial public offerings (IPOs) and other international equity offerings, equity-linked issues, over-the-counter and primary market derivative products, re-packagings and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), securitizations, and tiered capital issues.

Associates play an important role within the ICM department and will typically be involved in drafting and helping to negotiate legal documents, liaising with clients, foreign lawyers and various stock exchanges, managing transactions, and handling signings and closings. Our team is a market leader within the industry and this brings the opportunity to work on major high-profile deals, widely regarded as benchmarks in the industry.

You can find more information about the ICM practice area on the main Allen & Overy website.