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A&O adds senior hires to leveraged finance practice

Allen & Overy has appointed Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt as partners in A&the firm’s leveraged finance practice, based in London. 

Both join from Linklaters where they were senior banking and finance partners.

Kurdian has a breadth of leverage product knowledge across the capital structure and advises financial institutions, private credit providers, corporates and private equity sponsors. She has carved out a successful practice in a number of areas: the crossover between leveraged and infrastructure finance, private credit transactions, as well as fund finance and mainstream leveraged financing advice.

Burt’s experience is in leveraged and acquisition finance, acting principally for banks on sponsor-backed acquisition finance. He also has a strong track record advising lenders and borrowers in investment grade financings and restructurings.

A&O’s co-head of global leveraged finance, Nick Clark, says: “We’re thrilled to welcome Annette and Robert, two prominent finance lawyers in the London market. We’re excited about what the combination of their strengths with our market leading team will mean for our clients.”

Denise Gibson, co-head of global leveraged finance, adds: “Annette’s arrival will enhance our penetration into the growing leveraged and infrastructure finance cross-over space as well as building on our strong track record in the private credit arena. Robert’s depth of experience and standing in the market bolsters our integrated loan and high yield offering for sponsor backed LBOs, as we continue to deliver a leading one stop solution for leveraged finance advice.”

Robin Harvey, co-head of private equity, says: “This is an exciting time for A&O’s leveraged finance offering to our private equity clients and their lenders. Annette and Robert join the firm as we continue to invest in our team globally with the hire of Jake Mincemoyer in New York and the promotion of Adam Zecharia and Thomas Roy as partners in London and Paris.”

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