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Claire Annesley


Claire advises corporate trustees and agents on the full range of debt capital markets and loan transactions across product, sector and geography.
Her product experience includes advising on CLOs, fund financings, securitisations (including MBS, ABS and whole business), structured finance, project finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, loan agency and international bond issuances (including debut, standalone and tap). She has also advised trustees on the exercise of their discretion, consent solicitations, defaults, restructurings and the unwind of bond structures. Claire also advises clients on large scale projects, often technology aided, related to regulatory compliance, large scale novation exercises and other market events (such as LIBOR discontinuation).


Representative matters

Advising on the global mandate of two of the firm’s major clients in respect of LIBOR transition and remediation, including exercises of trustee discretion and the implementation of consent solicitation exercises.

Advising one of the firm’s established clients on its book of amendment and waiver discretion exercises due to an S&P ratings downgrade.

Advising on the disposal of corporate services business by a leading client including cross border analysis and co-ordination of corporate and other teams.

Advising the trustee on enforcement action in relation to a defaulted CDO (collateralized debt obligation) transaction.
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.