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Allen & Overy
Level 2 Gate Village Building No. 8
Dubai International Financial Centre
Dubai PO Box 506678

Tel: +971 4 426 7246
Fax: +971 4 426 7100


Clarissa is counsel in our global restructuring group based in Dubai. She joined Allen & Overy in 2003 and has worked in our London and Hong Kong offices prior to relocating to Dubai in 2011. She has over 12 years of experience specialising in corporate restructuring, rescues and insolvency, acting for banks and other financial institutions, bondholders, corporates and insolvency practitioners on both non-contentious and contentious work.

She is also active in providing advice in the distressed debt and claims trading space (including single trades and loan portfolios) and has advised banks and other financial institutions on distressed disposals as well as acquisitions and investments (including both equity and debt) across Europe, the U.S., Asia-Pacific and more, recently, the Middle East, in particular the UAE and Kuwait.

Insolvency Law Practice:

Our Restructuring and Insolvency team is made up of more than 130 lawyers specialising in restructuring across 43 offices globally.

With such an extensive and dedicated team, we advise on the largest and most complex restructurings, and pride ourselves on providing pioneering solutions as well as real commercial results. We specialise in cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, utilising the full range of international options including U.S. Chapter 11 reorganisations, UK schemes of arrangement, pre-packaged sales and debt for equity swaps.

Our expertise covers advice on contingency planning, insolvency filing requirements, debt restructuring, distressed financing and reschedulings, distressed acquisitions/sales, credit bidding, formal insolvency proceedings, out-of-court restructurings and refinancings and distressed debt trading. We advise lenders and investors at all levels of the capital structure as well as corporates/directors, central banks, insolvency officeholders/trustees and government institutions.

Allen & Overy:

At a time of huge change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have throughout our 83-year history.

We’ll do that by staying one step ahead and by constantly challenging ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the most complex legal challenges our clients face.

Over the past year we have worked with some of the world’s most sophisticated businesses on market-leading transactions that have changed their industries. This includes, advising on the largest oil refinery project in Vietnam (Nghi Son) and the joint venture between H.C. Starck and Vietnam’s largest private sector company, Masan Group; the ground-breaking creation of Abu Dhabi’s first Financial Free Zone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market; and representing Novartis in its successful patent battle with MedImmune over Novartis’s blockbuster drug Lucentis – to name just a few achievements.

We are able to build on the foundations of our long heritage to attract the most talented people and develop the high-performance culture necessary to innovate and change the face of business.

Our commitment to help our clients deliver their global strategies has seen us build a truly global network now spanning 46 offices in 32 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in more than 100 countries where we do not have a presence.

This network has allowed us to become one of the largest and most connected law firms in our peer group with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivalled.

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