Thursday, November 30, 2023

Allen & Overy promotes two partners

Allen & Overy has promoted senior associates Bosco de Checa (Corporate/M&A) and Thomas Wilkinson (Banking & Finance) to partners in the firm´s Madrid office as part of a global round of promotions


Allen & Overy has announced the promotion of 39 new partners across its global network, effective from 1 May 2022.  They represent 17 offices across the firm’s global network and 36% of the new partners are women.

Five of A&O’s main practice areas are represented by the group, with 13 new partners in Banking, 12 in Corporate, nine in Litigation, four in ICM and one in Tax.

Global managing partner Gareth Price comments: “The talent represented by this group of new partners is exceptional and I’d like to offer my congratulations to each of them. That this is one of the largest groups we have ever promoted demonstrates our continuing growth ambitions across multiple geographies and practice areas.”

The new partners promoted in the firm´s Madrid office are Bosco de Checa, in the firm´s Corporate & M/A area and Thomas Wilkinson in the Banking and Finance area, both until now senior associates.

Bosco de Checa was selected by Legal Dealmaker on its “Partners to Be” selection published on February 24.

Bosco has advised a number of listed and non-listed companies on domestic and cross-border transactions. He has significant experience in a variety of Corporate work, including Mergers, Acquisitions and disposals of companies, Restructurings, Joint Ventures, Commercial contracts and takeovers, advising on several sectors, such as private equity, infrastructure, energy and media. He joined Allen & Overy Barcelona office in 2014 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He has been and continues to be, a key player for the firm, having made a major contribution to the Corporate M&A team in Spain, and being considered an important dealmaker in the Spanish Legal market. He holds a Law degree from ESADE, and regularly collaborates with various Law and Business Schools as a professor and guest lecturer.

Tom has a wide range of Banking and Finance experience, having worked on a variety of transactions ranging from investment grade loans to export financings and restructurings. He has particular knowledge of the syndicated and leveraged loan markets and regularly advises lenders and borrowers on deals involving complex capital structures.  Tom has over 5 years’ experience in southern Europe, having previously worked in the Milan office.

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