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Featured Articles: Banking

Corporate Counsel Q&A

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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.

The Cross-Border Resolution of Banking Groups: International Initiatives and National Challenges

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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."

Roundtable: Banking 2014

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.

Investment Grade Lending: Good News and Less Good News for Borrowers

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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."

Corporate Counsel Q&A: Banking 2013

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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.

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Analysis: Banking

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Banking 2014

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.

Research: Trends and Conclusions: Banking 2014

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.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Banking 2013

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.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Banking 2013

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.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Banking 2012

In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Banking 2012

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.

Research Trends and Conclusions: Banking 2011

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.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Banking 2011

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.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: CIS 2010 - Banking & Finance

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.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Banking 2010

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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All Experts in Banking (Listed Alphabetically)

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All Firms in Banking (Listed Alphabetically)

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Atsumi & Sakai

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Firm Notice

Banwo & Ighodalo

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Firm Notice

AELEX

1 Banking Lawyer featured

ATZ Law Chambers

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Abdulai Taiwo & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm AS

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Advokatfirman Cederquist KB

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Advokatfirman Vinge

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Al Tamimi & Company

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Allen & Gledhill LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Allen & Overy LLP

23 Banking Lawyers featured

Allens

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Aluko & Oyebode

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Alvarado y Asociados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Antis Triantafyllides & Sons LLC

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Archer, Archer & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Arendt & Medernach

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Arias & Muñoz

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Arias Fabrega & Fabrega

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Arnold & Porter LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Arthur Cox

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Ashurst LLP

6 Banking Lawyers featured

Asters

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Atsumi & Sakai

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Avellum Partners

1 Banking Lawyer featured

B Ayorinde & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

BA-HR (Advokatfirmaet BA-HR DA)

4 Banking Lawyers featured

BLP

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Baker & McKenzie

7 Banking Lawyers featured

Banwo & Ighodalo

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Bar & Karrer

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Barcellos Tucunduva Advogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Barros & Errazuriz Abogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Bech-Bruun

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Bell Gully

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Bezen & Partners

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Binder Grosswang Rechtsanwalte

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Bingham McCutchen LLP

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Birsel Law Offices

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

9 Banking Lawyers featured

Bookbinder Business Law

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Borel & Barbey

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Bouckaert Ormen Passemard Sportes BOPS

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Bredin Prat

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Brigard & Urrutia Abogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Buddle Findlay

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Bull Housser & Tupper LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

C R & F Rojas - Abogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Cárdenas & Cárdenas

1 Banking Lawyer featured

CRB AFRICA LEGAL

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Camilleri Preziosi

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Campos Ferreira, Sa Carneiro & Associados

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Campos Mello Advogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Carey

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Carey Olsen

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Cariola Diez Perez-Cotapos

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Castren & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Cervantes Sainz SC

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Chapman Tripp

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Chapman and Cutler LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Chiomenti Studio Legale

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Claro y Cia

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

6 Banking Lawyers featured

Clifford Chance LLP

27 Banking Lawyers featured

Consortium Centro America Abogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Conyers Dill & Pearman

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Coulson Harney Advocates

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Covington & Burling LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Creel Garcia-Cuellar Aiza Y Enriquez SC

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira

1 Banking Lawyer featured

DLA Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

7 Banking Lawyers featured

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV

2 Banking Lawyers featured

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Dechert LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Demarest Advogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Dentons

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Dermot Ross & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Dittmar & Indrenius

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Doralt, Seist & Csoklich

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Dorda Brugger Jordis

1 Banking Lawyer featured

ENSafrica

2 Banking Lawyers featured

East African Law Chambers

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Elvinger Hoss & Prussen

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Estudio Beccar Varela

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Estudio Garcia Sayan Abogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Estudio Juridico Gross Brown

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Facio & Canas

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Fingerhut Global Advisors

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

6 Banking Lawyers featured

Fugar & Company

1 Banking Lawyer featured

GANADO Advocates

1 Banking Lawyer featured

GLATZOVA & Co sro

1 Banking Lawyer featured

GPZ Abogados SA

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Galicia Abogados SC

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Galindo Arias y Lopez

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Garrigues Cunha Ferreira

2 Banking Lawyers featured

George Walton Payne & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Gide Loyrette Nouel

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Gilbert + Tobin

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Giwa-Osagie & Company

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Gleiss Lutz

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Goldberg Kohn Ltd

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Goodmans LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Gorrissen Federspiel

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Guandique Segovia Quintanilla

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Guevara & Gutierrez SC

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Guyer & Regules

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Harney Westwood & Riegels

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Haynes and Boone LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Hendra Soenardi

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Hengeler Mueller

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Hernandez & Cia Abogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Hoet Pelaez Castillo & Duque

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Hogan Lovells

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Homburger

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Hughes & Hughes

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Immma Advocates

1 Banking Lawyer featured

J Sagar Associates

2 Banking Lawyers featured

J&A Garrigues S.L.P

1 Banking Lawyer featured

JLD & MB Legal Consultancy

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Jones Day

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Jun He Law Offices

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Juris Corp

1 Banking Lawyer featured

K-San Law Firm

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Kantor & Immerman

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Kim & Chang

2 Banking Lawyers featured

King & Wood Mallesons

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Kinstellar

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Kromann Reumert

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Laga

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Latham & Watkins LLP

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Laurent Fisch Luxlegal

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Law Trust Company

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Lawfields Consulting

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Lee & Ko

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Lenz & Staehelin

6 Banking Lawyers featured

Levy & Salomao Advogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Linklaters LLP

12 Banking Lawyers featured

Lombardi Molinari Segni

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Lubis Ganie Surowidjojo

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Luthra & Luthra

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Macchi di Cellere Gangemi

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Majmudar & Partners

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Maples and Calder

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Marval O'Farrell & Mairal

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Mayer Brown LLP

3 Banking Lawyers featured

McCann FitzGerald

1 Banking Lawyer featured

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

McMillan LLP

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Mijares Angoitia Cortes y Fuentes SC

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Minter Ellison Lawyers

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Miranda & Amado Abogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Mkono & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Morales & Besa

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Morrison & Foerster LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Mourant Ozannes

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe

1 Banking Lawyer featured

NCTM Studio Legale Associato

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Nader Hayaux y Goebel

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

4 Banking Lawyers featured

NautaDutilh NV

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Niederer Kraft & Frey Ltd

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Nishimura & Asahi

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Nobel & Hug

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Noguera Larrain & Dulanto Abogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Norton Rose Fulbright

6 Banking Lawyers featured

Ntrakwah & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Obeng-Sakyi & Sobgbodjor

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Oditah

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Ogier

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Olaniwun Ajayi

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Oxford & Beaumont Solicitors

1 Banking Lawyer featured

PRK Partners

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Patterson Mair Hamilton

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Paul Hastings LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Perez Bustamante & Ponce

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Perez Bustamante & Ponce

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Peroni Sosa Tellechea Burt & Narvaja

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Philippi Prietocarrizosa & Uria

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Pinheiro Guimarăes - Advogados

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Posse Herrera Ruiz

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Proskauer Rose LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Raz Guzmán Abogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Reindorf Chambers

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau SC

8 Banking Lawyers featured

Robles Miaja Abogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Rodrigo Elías & Medrano Abogados

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Rodyk & Davidson LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Ropes & Gray LLP

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Roschier Attorneys Ltd

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Russell McVeagh

1 Banking Lawyer featured

SKRINE

1 Banking Lawyer featured

SSEK

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Saah and Company

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Sam Okudzeto & Associates

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Santamarina y Steta SC

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Schiff Hardin LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Schoenherr Rechtsanwaelte

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Schwartz & Ballen LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Sey & Co

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Shearman & Sterling LLP

7 Banking Lawyers featured

Shin & Kim

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Sidley Austin LLP

7 Banking Lawyers featured

Simpson Grierson

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

5 Banking Lawyers featured

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

7 Banking Lawyers featured

Slaughter and May

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Stamford Law Corporation

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Stewart McKelvey

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Stibbe

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Stikeman Elliott

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

11 Banking Lawyers featured

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Taboada & Asociados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Tark Grunte Sutkiene

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Tavernier Tschanz

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Thompson & Knight LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Torys LLP

3 Banking Lawyers featured

TozziniFreire Advogados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Turunc

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

3 Banking Lawyers featured

Udwadia & Udeshi

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Ughi e Nunziante - Studio Legale

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Uría Menéndez

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Vedder Price

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Verdi Avukatlik Ortakliği

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Walder Wyss Ltd

4 Banking Lawyers featured

Walker Kontos

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Walkers

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Wardynski & Partners

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Waselius & Wist

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Webber Wentzel

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Weinhold Legal, v.o.s

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Wenger & Vieli AG

3 Banking Lawyers featured

White & Case LLP

14 Banking Lawyers featured

Winston & Strawn LLP

2 Banking Lawyers featured

Wolf Theiss

4 Banking Lawyers featured

WongPartnership LLP

1 Banking Lawyer featured

Yamaner & Yamaner Law Offices

1 Banking Lawyer featured

YazıcıLegal

1 Banking Lawyer featured

prietocarrizosa

1 Banking Lawyer featured

İçtemLegal

1 Banking Lawyer featured

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