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Allen & Overy and its affiliate aosphere LLP offer a market leading range of online services including:

  • aosphere.  Cross-border legal solutions, provided online, for an annual subscription fee. (aosphere.com)

  • 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 - law delivered differently 

aosphere LLP is our online subscription business and part of Allen & Overy’s Advanced Delivery offering. We are the leading provider of cross border online legal data, serving over 400 global institutions. We employ highly experienced lawyers to deliver the best quality data on the market.

Rulefinder Shareholding Disclosure

A step by step guide to managing your substantial shareholding disclosure obligations (including short-selling,
takeover reporting, sensitive industries and issuer reporting). Rulefinder SD is a global service, covering 90+
jurisdictions and used by 300+ organisations. The rules can also be integrated into an end-to-end compliance
solution through one of the leading regtech rules engine vendors we work with.

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Cross-border marketing services

Guidance to inform your marketing strategy for buy or sell side products and services. Two targeted solutions which analyse cross-border marketing of financial products to retail and institutional clients.

  • Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions - Read more
  • Rulefinder Marketing Restrictions - Asset Management - Read more

Rulefinder Cross Border Data Transfer

Restrictions and requirements affecting transfers of data from one jurisdiction to another, covering data protection, bank confidentiality, and outsourcing laws in a single view.

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Rulefinder G20

A detailed guide to complying with your G20-initiated regulatory obligations, covering mandatory clearing, trade execution, reporting (including data privacy issues), risk mitigation, documentation, collateralisation and valuation requirements. Provides detailed information on implemented and proposed legislation and its effect on parties entering into the cross-border OTC derivatives transactions. Additional features include an updating and alerts service, access to underlying memoranda from local counsel, a compare tool and version control.

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diligence

Covers various 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.

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netalytics

A joint venture with ISDA, netalytics provides detailed analysis of the ISDA netting opinions and specific clearing 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.

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CSAnalytics

Provides detailed analysis of the ISDA collateral opinions and covers IM/VM collateral provider and collateral taker insolvency analysis. 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.

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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 ICMA members only.

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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 ISLA members only.

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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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Takeover Data (third party provider)

Takeover Data is a service launched in 2018 by a third party data provider, Share Disclosure Limited (SDL). We know that our clients find it challenging to obtain accurate market data regarding issuers coming on and off takeover lists and they worry about failing to make enhanced reports for those issuers. aosphere distributes the SDL Takeover Data monitoring service.

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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.

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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

STS Spotlight

Summary information on certain key concepts and recent developments with respect to simple, transparent and standardised (STS) securitisations and the corresponding criteria set out in the EU Securitisation Regulation. 

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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.

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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.

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