Capella Capital acts as a financial sponsor, developer and manager of infrastructure projects and assets throughout Australia and New Zealand. The company prefers to be a long-term equity investor in the projects and assets that it sponsors, and provides leading strategic, financial and implementation advice to high-profile clients. Who’s Who Legal spoke to Chris Oliver, associate director, about his role within the company, recent projects the Australian team has undertaken and the banking law issues encountered on a regular basis.
Paul L Lee of Debevoise & Plimpton looks at the impact of the reform programme for the international financial markets that was adopted by the G20 leaders in 2008 and the efforts of different jurisdictions to meet this programme.
"The resolution efforts for cross-border branches of banking entities present significant coordination issues and have frequently devolved into ring-fencing or territorial responses."
The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers brings together Lee Suet-Fern of Stamford Law Corporation, Zulfiqar Bokhari of Sidley Austin, Johan de Lance of Webber Wentzel and Giuseppe Schiavello of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners to discuss levels and types of activity, the impact of regulatory changes following the global financial crisis, developments in the legal market and the emergence of new jurisdictions of significance in this sector.
Stephen Powell and Kathrine Meloni of Slaughter and May explore how an investment-grade borrower might view some of the provisions that are being raised by lenders in current lending discussions.
"The years since Lehman have, if nothing else, taught us to expect the unexpected, but investment-grade loan terms should take into account the relationship nature of the transaction and not be engineered beyond what is necessary."
Who’s Who Legal spoke to Rich English, in-house legal at Barclays. Based in Singapore, English began work at the bank in January 2012. Prior to this role, he spent nine years working on finance transactions at a magic circle law firm spending time in their London, Dubai and Singapore offices. English provides an insight into his role at Barclays, shares his recent experiences of moving to an in-house role and discusses the importance of finding the right counsel to help guide the bank through their transactions.
In this edition Who's Who Legal selects 511 practitioners from 240 firms across 70 different countries who are considered leaders in the field of banking law. Several firms stood out in our research due to the high number of listings they receive, with Clifford Chance garnering more than any other firm this year. The firm has 23 of its lawyers singled out, with its London office being especially well represented with 11 inclusions. Following closely behind is Allen & Overy, which fields 19 practitioners recognised across 10 of its offices, demonstrating the firm's impressive geographical reach. Sullivan & Cromwell and Linklaters both perform extremely well, achieving 10 listings each.
We also identify the 10 most highly regarded individuals in the world, with Randall Guynn of Davis Polk & Wardwell achieving more nominations than any other practitioners in this year's research.
As the global economy begins to drag itself out of its slump, the aftershocks are still being felt acutely across the banking industry that played a large part in precipitating it. Financial institutions are squarely in the sights of regulators around the world, and are relying ever more heavily on the expertise of their outside counsel to guide, protect and advise them in the face of aggressive enforcement. The financing work that was so plentiful before the crash is showing signs of reigniting in certain parts of the world, and law firms and lawyers are refining their practices to meet this demand and to position themselves for potential work ahead.
With the benefit of over 10 years research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the banking legal marketplace worldwide. This year we identify the shifts in activity relating to restructuring and refinancing, the decline of bank lending and the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III provisions.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide. Allen & Overy LLP features heavily for its international expertise in this field, as do Clifford Chance LLP. Linklaters LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP also perform exceptionally well this year.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
With the benefit of over 10 years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the banking legal marketplace worldwide.
With the benefit of over ten years of research and thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the banking legal marketplace worldwide.
Our research selects 440 individuals deemed world class by the clients and peers we canvassed, taken from 65 countries worldwide. Several firms stand out in terms of the number of partners selected for inclusion and the breadth of the expertise they can command.
We identify 57 of the leading banking and finance lawyers in nine jurisdictions in the following chapter, with Russia, Belarus and Ukraine the best-represented nations.
This is the largest edition of our banking book to date, with 442 experts selected from 63 countries. Several firms stand out for the large number of leading practitioners they field, as well as the geographical breadth of their international expertise.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.