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Allen & Overy and its affiliate aosphere LLP offer a market leading range of online services. We offer three types of service.

  • Premium Fee Based Subscription Services offered via aosphere's dedicated platform (aoslogin)

  • Free online services which are accessed via a single tailored portal (aohub) and includes our free eLibrary and 
    Alerts offering.

  • Fee based Collaborate platform to manage our client projects securely.

Premium Services from aosphere 

Rulefinder Shareholding Disclosure

Rulefinder Shareholding Disclosure (SD) provides a detailed analysis of the rules, regulation and applicable disclosure thresholds and forms concerning substantial shareholdings, short selling, sensitive industries, takeovers and issuer requests in more than 80 markets. The service also covers the complex implementation of EU Regulation No. 236/2012 on short selling (including temporary bans), 13D and 13G reporting in the US and the application of the Transparency Directive across Europe. Additional features include an updating and alerts service, access to underlying memoranda from local counsel, compare tool, version control and direct links to disclosure forms and legislation.

Click here to view summaries of the shareholding and short selling disclosure rules for China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, United Kingdom and United States.

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Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions

Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions provides a practical, detailed, cost effective solution to this area of compliance, analysing the law and regulation applicable to cross border marketing, selling and advisory restrictions when dealing with institutional and retail clients. Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions provides a realistic alternative to expensive bespoke legal surveys. The service covers a wide range of financial instruments including equity, debt and derivatives and includes communication by email, telephone, physical delivery, fly ins, fly outs and use of intermediaries. Additional features include an updating and alerts service, access to underlying memoranda from local counsel, compare tool and version control.

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Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions - Asset Management

Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions provides a practical, detailed, cost effective solution to this area of compliance, analysing the law and regulation applicable to cross border marketing of open-ended funds, close-ended funds and investment management and advisory services including managed accounts. Additional features include an updating and alerts service, access to underlying memoranda from local counsel, compare tool and version control.

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Rulefinder Cross Border Data Transfer

Rulefinder Cross Border Data Transfer (CBDT) provides a practical, detailed, cost effective solution to this area of compliance, analysing the law and regulation applicable to cross-border transfers of data. CBDT provides a realistic alternative to expensive bespoke legal surveys. The service covers the application of data protection laws, bank confidentiality/bank secrecy and outsourcing laws to cross-border transfers of data, identifying restrictions on offshoring/transfers to third parties/reporting/disclosure to courts and regulators as well as providing details of compliance actions and exemptions. The service includes updating and alerts, access to underlying legal analysis from local counsel, compare tool, version control and direct links to relevant forms and legislation.

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Rulefinder G20

Provides detailed information on the legislation implementing the G20-initiated regulatory reforms and how these reforms affect parties entering into the cross-border OTC derivatives transactions. Includes analysis of mandatory clearing, trade execution and reporting (including data privacy issues), risk mitigation, documentation, collateralisation and valuation requirements. Additional features include an updating and alerts service, access to underlying memoranda from local counsel, compare tool and version control.

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diligence

Provides access to specially commissioned memoranda and reports covering varied aspects of enforceability and drafting issues regarding OTC derivatives. diligence helps you ascertain whether your counterparty has capacity and authority to enter into derivatives transactions, standard amendments to make to your agreements and which documents you need to obtain from your counterparty. The reports and memoranda also cover regulatory consents, licensing restrictions, gambling, insurance recharacterisation, exchange controls and choice of law and jurisdiction.

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netalytics

Developed as a joint venture with ISDA, netalytics provides detailed analysis of the ISDA netting opinions. The service comprises a standard colour-coded report with answers to 14 key netting questions for each jurisdiction covered by an ISDA netting opinion including use of Automatic Early Termination and Multibranch issues. Available to ISDA members only, features include a compare function, version control, report blacklining and source hyperlinks

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CSAnalytics

Provides detailed analysis of the ISDA collateral opinions. The service examines the enforceability of each ISDA credit support document. The answers to each question illustrate three fact patterns, identifying exactly what the opinion says based on the location of your counterparty and collateral. Available to ISDA members only, features include a compare function, report blacklining, version control and source hyperlinks.

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repoAnalytics

Provides detailed analysis of the ICMA GMRA opinions. The service comprises a standard colour-coded report with answers to key questions relating to the validity and enforceability of the set-off and title transfer arrangements, in respect of both purchased securities and margin, of the GMRA. The reports also cover recharacterisation risk, claw-backs and standard amendments to agreements. Available to ISDA members only, features include a compare function, report blacklining, version control and source hyperlinks.

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SLAnalytics

Provides detailed analysis of the ISLA legal opinions on the validity and enforceability of the set-off and title transfer arrangements under a range of securities lending agreements including the OSLA, GESLA and GMSLA. The reports also cover issues such as recharacterisation risk and standard amendments to agreements. Available to SLRC members only, features include a compare function, report blacklining, version control and source hyperlinks.

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EFETalytics

Providing detailed analysis of the EFET electricity, Gas and CPMA opinions, EFETalytics offers subscribers cost-effective guidance on 31 key issues including essential netting and collateral information. Available to EFET legal committee members only. The reports also cover issues such as the enforceability of oral and electronic contracts, limitation of liability and licensing requirements.

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Access all your online services via a single web page. For more information please contact your Allen & Overy relationship contact. If you do not know who your contact is, or you are a new client, please email us.

eLibrary and Alert

Stay up to date on legal developments, issues and trends with email alerts and an online library of legal publications.

For more information please contact your Allen & Overy relationship contact. If you do not know who your contact is, or you are a new client, please email us.

 

Capital Markets

Equity-Linked

Review Allen & Overy's guidance on issuing Equity-Linked instruments in key jurisdictions.
Equity-Linked Login

Prospectus Directive

Access the key concepts found in the EU Prospectus Directive, its impact on prospectus contents for the main types of securities and key information on its implementation in EEA member states.
Prospectus Directive Login

Transparency Directive

Analyse key concepts found in the Transparency Directive, its impact on the main types of securities and key information on its implementation in EEA member states.

Transparency Directive Login

 

Debt Capital Markets

ABS Regulatory Reform Roadmap

Practical guidance on key regulatory initiatives from a structured finance perspective, including information on the corresponding cross-border considerations.

ABS Regulatory Reform Roadmap Login

Covered Bonds

Practical answers to key questions typically asked in relation to covered bond products in a number of jurisdictions.

 Covered Bonds Login

Euro-Commercial Paper

Assess the currency-related, selling and other restrictions relating to the issue of debt instruments under Euro-Commercial Paper programmes.

Euro-Commercial Paper Login

Liquidity Spotlight

Practical guidance on the liquidity providing operations and other support measures conducted by key central banks.

Liquidity spotlight Login

Medium Term Notes

Assess the currency-related, selling and other restrictions relating to the issue of debt instruments under Medium Term Note programmes.

Medium Term Notes Login

Equity Capital Markets

Listing Requirements

Assess the principal requirements and steps for listing companies on a number of the major markets in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific.

Listing Requirements Login

Selling Restrictions

Assess the requirements and exemptions generally relied upon in the context of international offerings of shares in a number of countries where international offerings are frequently made.

Selling Restrictions Login

 

Bank Lending

Loans & Security

Practical information on the main issues relating to secured lending internationally, including lending, tax and security interests.

Loans & Security Login

Restructuring Across Borders

Practical information on the main issues relating to secured lending internationally, including lending, tax and security interests.

Restructuring Across Borders Login

 

Employment and Employee Benefits

Employment Restructuring Roadmap

Manage key employment law obligations on a cross-border restructuring. Identify, at a glance, what consultation and other procedural requirements apply and related timing and cost implications.

Employment Restructuring Roadmap Login

Global Shareweb

Globalisation and the subsequent increase in cross-border activity mean that those responsible for managing global share plans need to have immediate access to tax and regulatory information.

Global Shareweb Login

Restrictive Covenants Around the Globe

Restrictive Covenants Around the Globe is an online service designed specifically to give a high level overview of the key requirements applying to employment restrictive covenants in 22 countries across America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Restrictive Covenants Around the Globe Login

Compliance

Annual General Meetings

Annual General Meetings is designed to assist those involved in the detailed preparation and conduct of AGMs of listed companies.

AGM Login

Global Directors' Duties

Provides one composite summary of directors’ duties around the world; focusing on similarities between the jurisdictions considered and highlighting significant points of difference.

Global Directors' Duties Login

Public Takeover Offers

Public Takeover Offers provides a comparative analysis on public takeovers in a number of jurisdictions.

Public Takeover Offers Login

Political Law

The Allen & Overy Political Law Group maintains a comprehensive political law website, which provides detailed summaries of campaign finance, pay-to-play, lobbying, gifts and entertainment, and post-employment regimes for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City. The website is designed to be user friendly and comprehensive, and provides insights on key compliance questions. Please note this platform is now a fee based subscription service.

Political Law Login

Antitrust

Dawn Raids Guide

Understand the procedure that should be followed in the event that antitrust officials from one of the main EU member States or the US arrive at the door.

Dawn Raids Guide Login

Antitrust practice guide

Compare the principal rules applying in the EU and the US relating to three key areas of antitrust law: leniency, individual liability and private enforcement.

Antitrust practice guide Login

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Marc-Henri Chamay
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Clare Godson
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