Law Firm Of The Year

Allen & Overy led the charge on several key International Swaps and Derivatives Association projects this year, including contingent credit-default swaps and loan CDS documentation.

  • 29 Nov 2007
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ALLEN & OVERY

 Edward Murray

 Edward Murray

Allen & Overy led the charge on several key International Swaps and Derivatives Association projects this year, including contingent credit-default swaps and loan CDS documentation. Aside from documentation, the firm also launched a novel service to provide guidance on the deliverability of reference obligations under CDS contracts, which has been one of the hot topics of the last few years. Called CDS Deliverability, the service is run in partnership with Markit Group, and provides legal analysis of each reference obligation.

A principal strength of the firm is its global reach and this year the firm was cited for its standout presence in Asia. Personnel losses to rival law firms in Asia last year have not diminished A&O's capabilities in the region. It has most recently played a key part in the opening of the Chinese market, actively engaging with the government on various issues including the Qualified Domestic Institutional Investor scheme.

Clients cited partners Edward Murray, Simon Haddock and David Benton in London, and Tom Jones and Paul Cluley in Hong Kong.

Other Nominees:


* Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft * Linklaters * Simmons & Simmons

  • 29 Nov 2007

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 352,540.12 1323 9.09%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 315,574.44 1093 8.13%
3 JPMorgan 314,826.88 1433 8.11%
4 Goldman Sachs 234,193.07 776 6.04%
5 Barclays 226,473.92 879 5.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 34,312.86 161 6.59%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,194.98 116 6.57%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,113.25 94 5.98%
4 BNP Paribas 27,479.75 167 5.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,982.83 136 4.61%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,536.02 78 8.91%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,323.54 83 7.44%
3 Citi 15,667.80 92 7.14%
4 UBS 15,208.47 58 6.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,487.36 72 6.15%