Alana Burton

Senior Associate

Alana has experience of advising both global banks and independent trustee and agency providers on all aspects of international capital market and banking transactions across a variety of sectors.
Her experience includes advising on project financing, loan agency, structured finance (including CLOs and repackagings), securitisations (including CMBS and RMBS), bond and sukuk issuances (including debut, standalone and tap) as well as defaults, restructurings, amendments, consent solicitations and exercises of trustee discretion. Alana’s expertise spans the European, APAC and META markets, having spent time in the firm’s London, Singapore and Dubai offices. Alana also has experience working with A&O Shearman’s Advanced Delivery & Solutions and Markets Innovation Group.



Solicitor, England and Wales, 2019


GDL/Accelerated LPC, BPP University Law School (Waterloo), London, 2017

MSc (Distinction), Learning and Teaching, New College, University of Oxford, 2015

PGCE, English (Secondary level 11-18), New College, University of Oxford, 2011

MA (Distinction), Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Southampton, 2009

BA (First), English, University of Southampton, 2008


Allen Overy Shearman Sterling LLP (practising in the Emirate of Dubai as “Allen & Overy RLLP” pending the registration completion of the new name with the relevant UAE local authorities) is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC306763.
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.