Cathy Bell-Walker
Allen & Overy
Banking & Finance
Partner
One Bishops Square London E1 6AD UK
Contact
cathy.bell-walker@allenovery.com
+44 203 088 2856
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Main Practice Area

Banking & Finance

Biography

Cathy has a broad ranging international banking practice, including syndicated loans and investment grade acquisition financings, real estate finance and asset financings. She has borrower clients, in particular in the logistics sector. She has extensive experience of acting for finance providers in leveraged finance transactions on both UK and European cross-border transactions including acting for high-yield bridge lenders.

Chambers UK comments that Cathy is "a very strong finance lawyer who puts the client at ease".

Cathy has been a partner in Allen & Overy since 2002 and was an elected member of the Allen & Overy global board from 2010-2014. She qualified as an English solicitor in 1996 and was based in the Frankfurt office of Allen & Overy LLP for ten years. She is a fluent German speaker. She is currently Chair of the Allen & Overy Global Markets Board which co-ordinates the firm’s relationship with law firms in jurisdictions where A&O does not have a presence. She also runs the A&O London Senior Women’s Network.

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons), Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, 1992
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