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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: 01 July 2022

A&O advises leading Dutch investors on financing for the acquisition of Hunkemöller from Carlyle

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Parcom, Opportunity Partners and other co-investors on the financing for the acquisition of Hunkemöller, one of the leading lingerie brands in…

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News: 20 June 2022

Allen & Overy advises Converge Technology Solutions Corp. on the intended acquisition of three Germany-based digital and IT organizations

Allen & Overy has advised Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (“Converge”), the Toronto Stock Exchange listed software-enabled IT & Cloud Solutions provider with headquarters in Toronto and Gatineau,…

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Blog Post: 18 May 2022

EU General Court holds that indictment of a controlling shareholder may justify withdrawal of bank licence

In Case T-27/19 Pilatus Bank the Court dismissed an action brought by Malta’s Pilatus Bank, confirming the legality of the ECB’s 2018 decision to withdraw the bank’s licence after an indictment of its…

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News: 10 May 2022

Survey: Major German companies appear largely unfazed by Russian conflict

Revenue expectations remain positive despite increased costs and interrupted delivery chains Investment activities are being continued; access to financing remains open Companies do not…

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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.