Allen & Overy appointed two new senior counsel in the New York office. David Lucking works in the international capital markets group while Bernd Bohr works in the corporate group. Both are residents in the New York office.

Lucking joined the firm in 2000 and has also worked in the firm's London office. He focuses on "over-the-counter" derivatives and funded structured finance products.

He advises on a wide range of derivative and structured products, such as complex credit-linked structures, interest rate and foreign exchange-linked hedging strategies, equity derivatives, longevity and mortality swaps and their related collateral arrangements, as well as both cash and synthetic CDOs, credit-linked notes and ABS.

He has also drafted a number of market standard document templates for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and other industry bodies, including documentation for confirming trades referencing the iTraxx® indices, market-standard portfolio credit default swap templates and, most recently, ISDA's Big Bang and Small Bang Protocols.

Lucking is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Bohr joined the firm in 2004 and has also worked in the firm's London and Hong Kong offices. He focuses on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-registered securities offerings as well as public and private M&A transactions.

He covers a broad range of corporate and capital markets transactions in the U.S., Europe and Asia as well as provides ongoing advice on securities laws, corporate governance and stock exchange requirements. 

Bohr routinely represents both U.S. and foreign clients on SEC-registered capital markets deals and in connection with their SEC reporting obligations, but he also has extensive experience advising both issuers and underwriters on Reg. S and Rule 144A transactions. Addionally, he has advised both buyers and sellers on a variety of public and private M&A transactions.

A big part of his practice involves cross-border transactions and he has advised clients from a broad range of industries in Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S.

Bohr is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Rechtsanwalt in Germany.

"We congratulate both Bernd and David on their promotion and thank them for their outstanding client service and contribution to the firm," said Kevin O'Shea, managing partner of the New York office.

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