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Allen & Overy is at the heart of the world's banking and financial markets. We have more than 1,000 banking and finance lawyers worldwide - one of the largest and most international teams of any global law firm. Few practices can match our top tier position across the full range of financial products. We have been instrumental in nearly all the major developments in modern financial markets, starting with the first ever eurobond issue in the 1960s. With such depth and global reach, international and industry-leading ‘first-of-a-kind’ transactions are our hallmark.

Our Team

In Germany, we field the market's pre-eminent banking and finance practice with over 40 German, English and U.S. law qualified lawyers. Renowned for our intellectual rigour and in-depth knowledge of the German market, our lawyers draw on deep product expertise and regularly work alongside our regulatory, litigation and restructuring specialists. It is important in the current market to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques that lead the industry. Numerous global corporate and financial institutions entrust us with the full range of their domestic and cross-border transactions. Our excellence is reflected in our top tier position in all major legal directories, such as JUVE, Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR.

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News: 20 January 2022

Allen & Overy advises Knorr-Bremse AG on the conclusion of its first-ever syndicated loan in the amount of EUR 750m

Allen & Overy has advised Knorr-Bremse AG, the global market leader for braking systems and leading supplier of other safety-critical rail and commercial vehicle systems, on the conclusion of its…

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News: 17 January 2022

A&O advises on the merger of Photobox and Albelli

Multi-disciplinary teams from Allen & Overy’s offices across Europe advised on the recently completed merger of Photobox and Albelli. Photobox is a portfolio company of Exponent Private Equity LLP…

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News: 14 January 2022

A&O advises Universal-Investment and Bavarian pension scheme manager BVK on the acquisition of the Zalando Headquarters in Berlin

Allen & Overy has advised a real estate fund which was set up for Bavarian pension scheme manager Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the Luxembourg platform of Universal-Investment on the…

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Publications: 12 January 2022

Germany: future trends and challenges for the real estate market 2021/2022

In this video, Allen & Overy Partners Jochen Scheel and Christian Hilmes discuss the key trends they have seen develop in the German real estate market including the building investment pressure, the…

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Allen & Overy fields the market’s pre-eminent banking practice with some 40 German, English and U.S. qualified lawyers in Germany. Our experienced and highly regarded banking and finance specialists advise on a variety of national and cross-border transactions and work as an integrated team, internationally and across practice groups.